Rutgers Emergency Services offers the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course enabling students, faculty, and staff members to meet the University requirement to operate a University owned, leased or rented vehicle. The training program has been transitioned from an 8-hour in-person class to a 4-hour self-directed interactive online program accessible at any time from any internet connected location.

Registration is currently limited to members of the University community who, as part of their assigned duties, may be operating University vehicles. Support for additional portions of the University will be added in the future.

As an added personal  benefit, participation in both the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Insurance Premium Reduction Program and NJ Driver's License Point Reduction Program is available through this program at no additional cost to the participant. For additional information about these programs, the specific benefits and restrictions, please contact your insurance carrier and/or the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles (


- Send an email from your Rutgers email account to with the subject "DDC Registration Request"

- Include your:

  • Full Name
  • Best telephone number for contacting you during business hours
  • Job Title
  • Department for which you will be driving
  • Your Supervisor's full name and Rutgers email address

Your registration request will be verified with your supervisor prior to being provided access to the online training portal.