NSC Certified Defensive Driving Courses

NSC Defensive Driving Courses teach drivers how to recognize and react to immediate and potential hazardous driving situations and conditions. Our instructor-led, classroom courses provide collision prevention strategies and defensive driving techniques that focus on behavior, judgement, decision making and consequences.

These highly interactive courses will help influence drivers to make positive choices to improve driving behaviors and attitudes and encourage respectful and lawful decisions to avoid motor vehicle incidents and decrease traffic violations.

Instructor Certification

To ensure that our courses are delivered in a standardized, consistent manner providing uniformity in content management and facilitation methods, candidate instructors must complete the NSC eLearning Instructor Certification Course. This Course provides the principle knowledge to teach NSC Defensive Driving Courses and the skills for creating a positive and interactive classroom experience. In as little as 9 hours, you can be on your way to teaching safe and responsible driving!

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Your organization may elect to enroll employees in a Defensive Driving Course at an authorized Training Center. Locate a Training Center or contact your local NSC Chapter for more information.

Defensive Driving Course 10th Edition – ALL NEW!

The NSC Defensive Driving Course, recognized for its leading-edge curriculum, delivers the most compelling and proven defensive driving techniques and collision prevention strategies. The 10th edition is a comprehensive three-in-one driver safety program providing instructors flexibility to teach the course in 8, 6 or 4 hours. This is the premier Defensive Driving Course of the National Safety Council.

Professional Truck Driver

Professional Truck Driver focuses on the most common causes of truck-related incidents and provides truck drivers with defensive driving strategies to avoid collisions and traffic violations. This course can be taught in three or four hours and provides truck drivers defensive driving strategies and techniques that will help them avoid collisions and traffic violations.

Alive at 25

Alive at 25® helps young drivers under the age of 25 to take greater responsibility for their driving by focusing on behavior, judgment and decision-making. This four-hour course is an excellent complement to driver education programs that traditionally focus on state laws and vehicle and road handling.

Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving

Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving, a behavior-based course, is recommended for drivers with multiple violations and those with poor driving habits. This eight-hour course demonstrates the direct connection between attitude and choice and the potential results of poor driving conduct.

Chronic Offender

Chronic Offender, an advanced, behavior-based course, was developed to educate and reduce prolonged recidivism among chronic traffic violators. This eight-hour course is recommended for drivers with poor driving behaviors or egregious traffic offenses who need a catalyst for a positive change.

"VML Insurance Programs has trained more than 50,000 drivers since 2010. NSC Instructor Certification gives our trainers the confidence to deliver accurate, up-to-date information in a manner that is meaningful to students. Driver training is an essential component of any organization’s risk management strategy. Training drivers helps heighten their awareness of the dangers of driving and the impact that distracted driving can have on their safety and the safety of others on the roadway."


Thomas Bullock, Director of Risk Services