There are two ways of offering the
Defensive Driving Course (DDC) to members of your
organization. You may choose to have your members
taught by one of our instructors either here at
the Council or at your facility, or you may decide
to have one or several of your members trained as
qualified instructors so you can offer the course
to your members and their dependents whenever
Having the Safety and
Health Council conduct the Course
The Council needs a minimum of (30) days
advance notice to schedule the course. As
mentioned, the DDC may be held here in the
Council's classroom, or at your facility. The
course will be taught by one of our certified
instructors. Forty students is the maximum per
session. We supply all necessary materials.
If all business drivers of an organization
complete the DDC, the organization receives an
additional insurance discount as long as their
drivers are not experience rated. The price per
student for the DDC is dependent upon the total
number of students. Group rates as follows:
10 - 15 = $40.00
16 - 25 = $35.00
26 - 40 = $32.00
The above prices include an instructor, six
hours of training, student workbooks, all
paperwork and information processing, and the
insurance and point reduction benefits.
Instructor travel and meal expenses (if
applicable) are not included and must be
Conduct the course yourself
To be able to offer the DDC directly, your
organization must become a "private" agency of
the National Safety Council. As a private
agency, responsibilities would include insuring
your certified instructors to teach the course,
maintaining a DDC-6 video lease, processing all
necessary paperwork, and submitting each class
report form, which includes $18.00 per student
to the National Safety Council for the point and
insurance reduction benefits.
To become a private agency, you must first
obtain and submit your application for private
agency status, as well as instructor application
and resume, for approval by the National Safety
Council and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
All DDC Training Agencies must also become
members of the National Safety Council in order
to receive member pricing on all materials. As
an agency you have the option of a Community
Service or Organizational Membership.
If applications are approved, applicants must
complete the (3) day Instructor Development
Course and teach two probationary sessions of
the DDC with an approved instructor to become
certified. (Instructor's Course is $350/person).
Candidates have one year from the completion of
the IDC to teach their candidate sessions.
Instructors must teach two sessions per year to
maintain their certification, which is renewed
in September of each year for $50/person.
Finally, order DDC Teaching Kit components,
(including flip chart or power point
presentation; magnetic intersection kit; and
traffic shapes and signs -- video or
DVD fis provided free of charge) and
student workbooks from the Safety and Health
Council. DDC promotional materials, scheduling
forms, class report forms and student record
cards may be obtained through us at no charge.