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 (


Please log in with your Rutgers NetID and complete the registration form at

If you have a current student affiliation with Rutgers, you should fill the ‘Work’ fields with your local Rutgers contact information. For the ‘RU Affiliation’ be sure to also select “EMPLOYEE and STAFF” where prompted and provide the information for the Department you will be driving for.

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