Defensive Driving Program

Required For

Select Employees
Select Students

 Contact Information

Risk Management & Safety Services
(707) 826-4635


This course will provide advanced defensive driving techniques to reduce your chances of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements – specify concerns to be addressed before and while driving, use safe driving techniques to avoid collisions, drive safely in various weather conditions, and respond to specific driving emergency situations.


Those who regularly drive on University or State business. This course is intended for all drivers at all levels.


  • Each campus is responsible for monitoring its use of University vehicles and to control usage in accordance with Federal, State of California, CSU, and campus laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Failure to comply with any law, regulation, or policy regarding the use of University vehicles, including the requirement to have satisfactorily completed a CSU approved defensive driver training course, is considred to be a misuse of University vehicles.


You must complete a defensive driving training prior to driving on University business and every four years thereafter.

How Often

Every 4 Years

Additional Information

For more information, see the CSU Risk Management Website.