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Defensive Driving Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.


We Offer Three Types of Defensive Driving Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Defensive Driving certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

You may have ended up here after searching for “defensive driving class near me”. Our OSHA Aligned courses are built to be used anywhere you are. Whether with our defensive driving classes online or offline with our training kit. Whatever your needs are, we have the defensive driving training you need to get aligned.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Defensive Driving Training Course?

Our Defensive Driving safety training course is regulation aligned. Each class contains sections on proper vehicle care, law and controls, weather conditions, preparedness, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam.

Though we include some basic traffic and driving laws, you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial and local laws and regulations.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Defensive Driving Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act
  • Canada Standards

  • Canada Labour Code – General Duty of Employer, s. 124

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Defensive Driving Safety Training?

    With driving being such a commonplace activity, it is easy to become complacent and develop bad habits. Roughly 3,000 people die in road crashes every day—that’s about 1.25 million each year, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel. While it’s impossible to know the exact conditions of every accident, many accidents could have been prevented had the drivers practiced safe, defensive driving techniques.

    This training can help remind drivers of both commercial or passenger vehicles of the basics of driving on public roads, company property, or other locations where an accident is possible.

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    Did You Know?

    In 2016, transportation incidents caused more fatal work injuries than any other event.

    Roughly 30% of work-related transportation accidents during 2016 occurred on a roadway.

    About 3 in every 100 fatal transportation incidents involved multiple fatalities. (Source: BLS).


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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Why is defensive driving training important?

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    Training is important because it can reduce driving risks by educating drivers to help them make good, safe decisions while on the road.

    Is a vehicle inspection really necessary for defensive driving?

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    Yes! A pre-drive inspection can help identify issues with your vehicle that could prove dangerous while on the road. Identifying and resolving these issues before driving helps reduce accidents which saves lives.

    What is the most important element to being a defensive driver?

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    Practicing safe habits is key! Obeying road laws, signs, and guidelines will minimize the risks while on the road.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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