Defensive Driver Training (DDT) – Online

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Defensive Driver Training (DDT) - Online

In accordance with the California Labor Code, employers must ensure that employees receive general safe and healthy work practices training and specific instructions with respect to workplace hazards associated with their job assignments. Driving a vehicle has its inherent risks; therefore, affected employees must meet the State's DDT requirements.

All state employees who frequently drive on state business should successfully complete an approved defensive driver training course at least once every four (4) years, in accordance with the State Administrative Manual (SAM) Section 0751 & 0752. This online DDT fulfills these SAM sections.
Course Highlights: 

  • Is free of charge
  • Requires no registration
  • Takes between 2-2.5 hours to complete We recommend the time be set aside to complete the course without interruptions.
  • Contains of 11 modules consisting of slides, videos, and narration

After completion of each module, the student is required to participate in a short assessment in order to advance to the next module; completing a final assessment at the end.  Students will then be provided with instructions for completion of a Self-Certification Acknowledgement Certificate.  Please submit your certificate to your training coordinator for tracking and annual reporting purposes. 

As stipulated in Management Memo 11-04, State agencies must annually complete and submit the Annual State Agency Defensive Driver Training Report (PDF) by September 1 to ORIM for the preceding Fiscal Year (FY).

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Additional Driver Courses:
Office of Risk and Insurance Management (ORIM) will continue to offer Van Driver, Behind the Wheel, and One-on-One driver training courses. Visit the DGS Training Registration System Website for course information or contact Michele Stiger at 916.376.5308.