Defensive Driving Training

Employees of the State of Nevada who operate state-owned vehicles are required to complete an initial approved four-hour Defensive Driving Training course and refresher training every four years as outlined by the State Risk Management Division and the State Administrative Manual. The University of Nevada, Reno has incorporated the state training requirements into the broader Vehicle Use Policy found in part 5,100 of the University Administrative Manual.

Initial training options:

  • In-person "Defensive Driving Training" from the University of Nevada, Reno Environmental Health & Safety Department
  • In-person "Four Hour Defensive Driving Course" from other state entities such as the Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS)
  • Online "Defensive Driving Course (4-hour)" from the National Safety Council
    • The NSC course costs $41.25 (as of January 2019) and should be paid by the employee's department or group

Refresher training options (every 4 years after initial training):

  • In-person from the University of Nevada, Reno Environmental Health & Safety Department
    • Contact the EH&S Training Manager to schedule training for your department/group; refresher courses are not regularly scheduled
  • Online from Safety National
    • Enter "DD2019UNR" as the Course ID (valid until 12/31/2019)
    • Enter your nine-digit Employee ID as the Student Number
  • Online from the NVeLearn State of Nevada Online Professional Development Center
  • Online from eXtension Online Campus

Certificates of completion:

If employees complete training from any entity other than the University of Nevada, Reno Environmental Health & Safety Department, please forward their certificates of completion to the EH&S Training Manager.

Certificates of completion for courses offered by EH&S can be obtained by logging into the EH&S Learning Management System or by contacting the EH&S Training Manager.