DDC 4, an instructor-led classroom course, offers the greatest flexibility for organizations who would like to customize session blocks. The multimedia production creatively integrates the 4-hour classroom presentation with technical content, videos, knowledge checks, skills and technique reviews, 2-D animation and a “Guide.” This course will motivate participants to change their behind-the-wheel behaviors and attitudes. It will give your students key understanding, skills and techniques to avoid collisions and reduce future violations. The result is a more responsible driver who grasps best practices to prevent injury and death while operating a motor vehicle.
Businesses that adopt the DDC 4 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.
Courts that use the DDC 4 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 4 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 4 certified instructors working for a DDC Training Center may teach DDC 4. In addition to being able to present technical information on safe driving practices in a knowledgeable, accurate and effective manner, the DDC 4 instructors must be able to:
The National Safety Council trains instructors to deliver course material through our 2-day DDC 4 Instructor Development Course. During the Instructor Development Course you’ll gain the confidence and knowledge to become an effective DDC 4 instructor. This course provides both the technical information you will need to teach DDC 4 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 4 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:
2-day DDC 4 Instructor Development Course
Fee: Members $325 Nonmembers $415
DDC 4 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 4 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, including the Multi-media presentation and Student Course Guides, must be purchased separately through the Administering Office.