Driver Training for Nonprofits

Defensive driving courses for your volunteers and employees.

Eligible nonprofits insured by Nonprofits Insurance Alliance (NIA) can get free access to a broad variety of online and self-guided driver’s safety courses.

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Be confident your drivers are being safe on the road.

When your nonprofit’s vehicles are out on the road, you want to make sure your drivers are trained to operate them safely. Driver safety courses from NIA partners Coaching Systems and the National Safety Council can help you prepare your drivers to protect your nonprofit’s people, equipment, and reputation.

Safer drivers means fewer incidents.

Reduce the chances your nonprofit will be involved in a traffic incident — protecting lives and preserving your vehicles.

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Insured by NIA:
Neighbor Ride
Columbia, MD

A course to fit all types of vehicles.

Whether your nonprofit uses passenger cars, vans, or trucks, you can find a safety course designed to fit your needs.

Benefits of these driver training courses include:

Online training and self-study options.  

Different course options mean you can get the course types and formats that are the most convenient for your organization and your drivers.

Learn the latest safe driving topics. 

Courses cover topics including cell phone and texting usage, fatigue, safety belts and child safety systems, ABS, road rage, and more.  

Train drivers for larger vehicles. 

Train your drivers on vehicles that are bigger, heavier, have larger blind spots, and require longer following and stopping distances than they may be used to. 

Multilingual training options.  

Driver safety courses are conveniently available in both English and Spanish. 

Eligibility requirements:

To access this resource, you must have a current auto liability policy through NIA for your agency owned vehicles.

Not sure what coverage you have?
Contact your insurance broker directly, or the NIA Member Services team.

“The defensive van training was great! The instructor had a great sense of humor and gave us new information that will be very helpful in our driving — both for the agency and in our own lives.”

Patty P. R.
The Arc of Amador and Calaveras
Sutter Creek, CA

How to access this resource:

Available only to nonprofits with active insurance policies with NIA.

If your nonprofit is already insured by NIA, and you’re ready to get started with driver training, login to the Secure NIA Member Portal, then navigate to Member Resources > Education / Training > Defensive Driver Training.

If you have questions or need additional information about this service, contact NIA Member Services at 800-359-6422, ext. 1727, or email Member Services.

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