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Your organization may elect to enroll employees in a Defensive Driving Course (DDC) 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 DDC Instructors can now receive their DDC Instructor Certification through convenient, web-based eLearning Instructor Certification courses. All the top notch training you would receive in the classroom is now delivered to your computer and taken at your own pace.
An abbreviated yet engaging course reinforcing good driving skills and habits. This 4-hour course makes an ideal new employee or refresher course. It offers practical strategies to reduce collision-related injuries, fatalities and costs associated with motor vehicle crashes. Preview Course Videos.
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A comprehensive course designed to give your employees the practical knowledge and techniques to avoid collisions and traffic violations that can be taught in either 6 or 8 hours. This highly interactive course helps drivers to choose safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors through a self-assessment risk survey, a series of learning activities and discussions, and videos with real-life driver simulations and hazard recognition scenarios.
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