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Defensive Driving Classes

Auto & truck safety

The National Safety Council Defensive Driving Classes (DDC) at NMSU  for the semester  are scheduled  below.  This class is one of the requirements for a permit to drive University  vehicles (Vehicle Use Procedures).  For the convenience of faculty, students, and staff, Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)  provides training monthly during regular work hours and at least one Saturday each semester. Classes typically include 35-45 persons and are open to the public (see map & parking information).

Auto safety

The classes are held in the EH&S Training Facility, Genesis Research Center, NMSU.  The schedule and other useful information are given below.  Please register on-line  at HTTP://   For other questions about EH&S classes, check our  training web pages.
link CLOSED/FULL - November 9 & 11,  2004 Tuesday & Thursday 2 - 4 pm (both days) Genesis B, Room 102 
link CLOSED/FULL - November13,  2004 Saturday 9 am -1:30 pm (1 day)  Genesis B, Room 102 
link  December 14 & 16, 2004 Tuesday & Thursday 9 - 11 am (both days) Genesis B, Room 102 
link January 15, 2005 Saturday 9 am -1:30 pm (1 day) Genesis B, Room 102 
link January  18 & 20,  2005 Tuesday & Thursday 9 - 11 am (both days) Genesis B, Room 102 
link February 7 & 9,  2005 Monday & Wednesday 2 - 4 pm (both days) Genesis B, Room 102
link February  22 & 24,  2005 Tuesday & Thursday 2 - 4 pm (both days) Genesis B, Room 102 
link March 14  & 16,  2005 Monday & Wednesday 9-11 am (both days) TBA 
link April 12 &14,  2005 Tuesday & Thursday 9 - 11 am (both days) TBA 
link May 16 & 18,  2005 Monday & Wednesday 2 - 4 pm (both days) TBA 
link TBA June xx & xx, 2005 TBA TBA pm  (both days) TBA 
link TBA July xx & xx,  2005 TBA TBA am  (both days) TBA 
  Car crash safety information

Online Registration  Map to EH&S office Vehicle Safety Link 

Fees and Temporary Permit  
A $30.00 class enrollment fee for individuals affiliated with NMSU and a $45.00 fee for individuals attending the class for personal reasons will be assessed. Individuals taking the class for personal reasons must pay this fee at least a week in advance of the class. A $10.00 fee is required for issuing a university vehicle permit to individuals with DDC certificate obtained outside NMSU EH&S  A temporary permit is available to employees to the next available class but they must register and attend before the permit expires.


bulletProspective drivers of University vehicles must have a valid driver’s license and will undergo a motor vehicle records check. State statute requires individuals to obtain a NM drivers license within 30 days of establishing residence in NM. Out of state license holders will be required to provide a certified copy of their driving history before a NMSU permit is  issued. Three moving violations or a DUI/DWI convictions within the past three years will require special NMSU review and may deny (or revoke) an individuals driving permit.
bulletClasses often fill early, please request registration at least two weeks in advance to ensure a reservation.   Individuals taking class for personal reasons  may register on-line but registration is not complete until the enrollment fee has been paid (or a university account is provided). 
bulletReservations may be cancelled if the enrollment fee is not paid at least a week prior to the class date.  Departments will be billed for registered individuals who fail to attend and neglect to cancel and reschedule  prior to the course.
bulletCourse registrants must attend the entire DDC course in order to receive a certificate of completion. 
Auto safety information

Please Note

bulletIndividuals must bring a current drivers license and a pencil to class
bulletCheck class location (above) & find campus location (map & visitor parking).
bulletNo one will be admitted fifteen minutes after class is in session!  
bulletThe instructor has the right to refuse admission to disruptive individuals.
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Call (646-3327) or visit the for more information  
The EH&S office is located in Academic Research C, rm. 109 (MSC3578), 4200 Research Drive (map)