National Safety Council Defensive Driving Trainer Candidate Program

The National Safety Council has changed the requirements for the Defensive Driving Trainer course beginning in 2019. Moving forward, there will no longer be in-person Defensive Driving Trainer training workshops. All Defensive Driving Trainer candidates will now be required to complete the online Defensive Driving Trainer online modules through the National Safety Council.***

The cost of the Defensive Driving Trainer online modules through the National Safety Council is $1594 per candidate for members. Because CASTA is a member of the National Safety Council, CASTA agency members are able to take advantage of this training.

To become a Defensive Driving Trainer Candidate please:

  1. Fill out the Defensive Driving Trainer Candidate Program application.
  2. CASTA staff will register you with the National Safety Council to complete the online  modules.
  3. An email and course manual will be sent to you from the National Safety Council upon completion of your registration.
  4. Complete the Online Course

Once you have completed the course, NSC will send you a Defensive Driving Certified Trainer Card with your Trainer ID. Please send CASTA a copy of your Trainer Card to complete the process. Once we receive your Trainer Card, we can reimburse you for the Online Training course. Reimbursements will not be sent until we receive the Trainer Card.

Continuing Education

All new defensive driving trainers are encouraged to attend the training seminar within one (1) year of completing the National Safety Council Defensive Driving Trainer online modules. Training seminars are held every year at the CASTA spring conference.


Defensive Driving Certification Transition to 10th Ed

The National Safety Council is requiring all currently certified DDC Trainers complete a transition training to be certified to train the 10th Edition of the DDC 8/6 course. CASTA is working to streamline this process and more information will be coming out soon. Stay tuned

Defensive Driving Driver 8/6 Course

***The new DDC 10th Edition 8/6 manuals and certificates have gone up in price for 2019 from $3.90 to $6.59 each. If you need help coordinating or acquiring training materials for a Defensive Driving Driver course, please visit the Request Training Materials page or email

If you have any questions, please contact Joseph Parks |