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Your organization may elect to enroll employees in a Defensive Driving Course at an authorized Training Center, or certify one or more of your employees to teach a Defensive Driving Course at your facilities. Call (800) 621-7619 or an NSC Chapter for more information.
Prospective Instructors who want to teach one of the NSC classroom Defensive Driving Courses listed below must receive their Instructor Certification through our convenient, web-based eLearning Instructor Certification Course. In as little as 9 hours, you can be on your way to teaching safe and responsible driving!
Available January 2019
The NSC Defensive Driving Course, recognized for its leading-edge curriculum, delivers compelling and proven defensive driving and collision prevention strategies. The 10th edition is a three-in-one driver safety program providing instructors flexibility to teach the course in 8, 6 or 4 hours. Whether employees are experienced drivers, assuming new driving tasks or commuting to work, this course will help keep them safer by focusing on behavior, judgment, decision making and consequences. Preview course videos.
Preview Course Outline
An instructor-led classroom course specifically created to address the unique challenges of truck drivers. 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. The new modular format provides customized facilitation options based on learner needs and company training goals. Preview Course Videos.
A highly interactive course that helps young drivers under the age of 25 to take greater responsibility for their driving by focusing on behavior, judgment and decision making. This 4-hour course is an excellent complement to driver education programs that traditionally focus on state laws and vehicle and road handling.
A behavior-based advanced course recommended most often for drivers with multiple violations and those with poor driving habits. This 8-hour, hands-on, highly interactive course demonstrates the direct connection between attitude and choice and the potential dreadful results of poor driving conduct. Preview Course Videos.
Developed to educate and reduce prolonged recidivism among chronic traffic violators. This 8-hour course is recommended for drivers with poor driving behaviors or egregious traffic offenses who need a catalyst for a positive change. Learners are actively involved in evaluating their driving habits and making decisions about their driving behaviors.
"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
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