The Defensive Driving Program is a state requirement which instructs individuals to drive safely. Any state employee (staff/faculty/volunteer/student employee) who is driving a state vehicle, powered cart or claiming mileage while driving their personal vehicle on university business must complete this program. University Police serves as the initial point of contact for accident reporting.
Volunteer Registration Form
Defensive Driving is not just for CSUSM employees. If you are a CSUSM volunteer please fill out the volunteer registration form.
The 4 Step Procedure to Certification
Step 1: Register for Defensive Driving Training
To register for the defensive driving course you must fill out the registration form and choose a date that fits best with your schedule. After you submit it your browser will open up to a confirmation page that will verify that you have been signed up for the training. Shortly after your registration you will recieve a confirmation e-mail from RM&S.
Step 2: Before Class
Before class you must submit the required paperwork via email or drop in Craven 4700.
The required paperwork consists of two specific forms and a copy of your driver's license.
*If forms are not submitted, you will not recieve the credit for the course or your proof of certification.
Step 3: Go to Class
You will receive a reminder prior to the class. If for some reason you do not then you can go to the Training webpage of the RM&S website.
Step 4: Proof of Ceritification Card
After the class, you will recieve your certification card. Certification will be good for 4 years. If you do not recieve your proof of certification you will not receive credit for the course.
What if you cannot go?
If for some reason you cannot take the defensive driving course then you can apply for a waiver. After you request for a waiver you are obligated to go to the next course the following month. No exceptions.
Reciprocity for Other Defensive Driving Courses
If you have recently been certified through another California State University or State of California agency, RMS may be able to waive the initial requirement to be certified through our campus. Participants can submit a copy of their certification to RMS for consideration. If reciprocity certification is approved, participant will be subject to the regular four year re-certification requirement.
Risk Management & Safety
Located in Craven Hall 4700