Online Defensive Driving Courses - National Safety Council


NSC Defensive Driving Online Courses deliver the most relevant, leading-edge content to motivate and educate your employees to be safe, responsible drivers. Each program delivers the highest level of interactivity, full-course narration, closed captioning, and high definition videos, animated illustrations and gaming exercises. Based on research-driven data and statistics, this course brings the internationally acclaimed content from our flagship classroom course into a convenient, web-based format. Print a certificate of completion after successfully completing each course.

NSC Online Driver Training offers a cost effective solution to help:

  • Keep your employees safe on the road, on and off the job
  • Decrease the risk of motor vehicle collisions and traffic violations
  • Minimize exposure to liability risks and costs
  • Lower fleet insurance premiums, workers’ compensation and accident claims
  • Shrink vehicle repair bills and replacement costs



Online Defensive Driving Course: SafetyServe & NSC

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The most important job of any driver is safety. The National Safety Council, together with SafetyServe, offers the nation's most respected and highly rated online defensive driving course.

No matter what business you're in or the number of employees you have, NSC offers programs you can use for new employee orientation, refresher and post-incident driver safety training.

Special offer: Purchase 100 or more course registrations and receive additional benefits and features. Learn more.

Defensive Driving Course Online (4-hour and 2-hour course)

Highly interactive course presents real-life driving situations, hazard recognition scenarios and defensive driving techniques to motivate drivers to change risky driving habits and behaviors to avoid collisions and traffic violations. The 4-hour and 2-hour courses features adaptive curriculum tailored to the participant’s profile, including age, gender, driving behaviors and attitudes, vehicle and geographic location based on a series of responses to questions asked throughout the course. Offered in English and Spanish.

Distracted Driving Online (90-minute and 45-minute course)

Behavioral-driven course designed to change drivers' attitudes associated with distracted driving and using a cell phone and other electronic devices while driving. A self-assessment evaluates participants driving habits and defines content specific to their risk level.

Defensive Driving Online Modules

20-minute, topic specific sessions address dangerous driving situations and behaviors. Each module presents real-life scenarios and hazard recognition exercises to teach employees safe driving practices and help motivate them to change risky driving habits. Nine sessions available.

Defensive Driving Course: Professional Truck Driver Online

4-hour course addresses the most common causes of truck-related crashes and provides practical knowledge and techniques to avoid collisions and traffic violations.

Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator Online

Fire: 4-hour course trains fire apparatus drivers, volunteer and municipal fire personnel how to navigate through traffic safely in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

Ambulance: 4-hour course teaches emergency vehicle drivers defensive driving techniques and skills to maneuver through traffic safely in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

Not an Organization?

NSC has courses that meet requirements for insurance discounts as well. Before you enroll, verify with your insurance company that they will accept the DDC Online Certificate of Completion issued by the National Safety Council. (Family members will need to purchase separate accounts to receive certificates of their own.)

Received a traffic citation?

We can help! Find your state-approved program here, or contact your local court. Federal government agencies should contact Government Sales at (703) 244-5996 to obtain appropriate GSA contract benefits.