The National Safety Council best-selling instructor-led defensive driving course, DDC 8/6,
includes the most comprehensive driver safety content and training resources, making this the most compelling program for keeping drivers safe on the road. DDC 8/6 is highly interactive, with the goal of providing drivers with practical knowledge and techniques to avoid collisions and violations.
With a defensive driving self-assessment risk survey and vital content on distracted driving and other leading safety issues, this course helps drivers choose safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors. Organization that want an “all-inclusive” driver safety training course would benefit by offering DDC 8/6 not only to their on-staff experienced licensed drivers but to all employees and their families.
Available in both English and Spanish, this program can be customized with local training statutes or a company's fleet rules and regulations. Course length also can be reduced from eight hours to six hours to meet training needs. It can be tailored to address local driving and road conditions, as well as company policies.
Businesses that adopt the DDC 8/6 program as their best driver safety practice show their commitment to safety for employees, their families and the public. This training can also help to improve an organization’s bottom line, lower worker’s compensation insurance costs, decrease fleet premiums, reduce liability exposure and create a culture of safety.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of workplace fatalities, accounting for more than 2000 deaths per year. Driver error contributes to almost 60% of motor vehicle collisions. Research shows that learning critical defensive driving techniques can significantly prevent injuries and save lives.
Courts that use the DDC 8/6 program in their ticket dismissal program combat driving fatality rates by changing driver attitudes and behaviors. The program also allows courts to reduce court congestion, decrease case workloads and save lives.
Individuals who take the DDC 8/6 course gain a new awareness of roadway safety and defensive driving helping them to reduce risk of collisions, dismiss traffic tickets, avoid insurance increases, qualify for court supervision and fulfill court ordered driver education.
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Only NSC DDC 8/6 certified instructors working for a DDC Training Center may teach DDC 8/6
In addition to being able to present technical information on safe driving practices in a knowledgeable, accurate and effective manner, the DDC 8/6 instructors must be able to:
The National Safety Council trains instructors to deliver course material through our 3-day DDC 8/6 Instructor Development Course. * DDC 8/6 instructors at an organization might include safety and operations managers, fleet supervisors, HR managers, trainers and driving instructors.
During the Instructor Development Course, the candidate Instructor gains the confidence and knowledge to become an effective DDC 8/6 instructor. This course provides both the technical information you will need to teach DDC 8/6 as well as effective facilitation methods and presentation techniques for teaching adults. Our instructor trainers will show candidate instructors how to determine the needs of the audience, improve classroom participation and interaction, handle objections, and use activities effectively.
The candidate must teach a minimum of two DDC 8/6 courses. After teaching your two probationary classes, your DDC Training Center’s administrator is to sign and return the Universal Certification Form issued to you during the Instructor Development Course to the National Safety Council.
You will receive a serialized Instructor Credential which is good for one year. The first year of the credential was paid when you enrolled in the Instructor Development Course. After that it is renewable on a yearly basis. After certification, the NSC provides the instructor with a one year subscription to the Instructor’s Certification Subscription Service. This service includes the following:
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3-day Instructor Development Course*Fee: Members $355 Nonmembers $445
DDC 8/6 Instructor Development Course registration fees and time frames may vary at locations. Contact the National Safety Council at 800-621-7619 or the Administering Office prior to registering for an Instructor Development Course
to confirm pricing and course date, complete a DDC Training Center agreement and discuss training options if you are interested in teaching DDC 8/6 to the general public (i.e. individuals other than those persons associated with your organization.)
Generally, your registration fee includes the DDC Instructor Certification Package only. Additional teaching materials are required and must be purchased separately through the Administering Office.