Defensive Driving 2- and 4-hour Courses - National Safety Council

The NSC Defensive Driving Online Course provides leading edge content with high-definition videos, animated graphics and illustrations, crash scenarios and interactive 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.

Participants experience real-life driving situations to educate and motivate them to change their behind-the-wheel behaviors and attitudes. Course include closed captioning for the hearing impaired, a convenient bookmark feature and a printable certificate of completion. Learn more.

Offered in a 4-hour and 2-hour format, each course is available in English and Spanish.

  • 4-hour Course is our most comprehensive online program. It contains defensive driving strategies that address the most dangerous driving situations and unsafe driving behaviors and attitudes. The course features adaptive curriculum – content 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.
  • 2-hour Course contains the primary learning points from the 4-hour Course. Participants gain the basic knowledge and skills to recognize and avoid motor vehicle collisions and violations, and identify the benefits of defensive driving. The abridged version contains many of the same exercises and crash scenarios from the 4-hour course and is a perfect for refresher and post-incident training. It does not contain the adaptive curriculum feature available in the 4-hour course.

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