USC Safety Policy and Fact Sheet

USC employees who are authorized to drive University owned vehicles are required to take a Defensive Driving course. New employees who are assigned duties which include driving a vehicle have 90 days from hire date or the date they assume their driving duties, to take the course. Employees continuing to drive vehicles must take a refresher course every three years. For more information on additional requirements review the Safety Fact Sheet provided by the Environmental Health and Safety Office.

For a complete list of University Policies provided by the Environmental Health and Safety Office, including the entire Vehicle/Driver Safety Policy, click here.

Online Training via Trojan Learn

Now you can complete the required Defensive Driving course for free and at the comfort of your own computer!

This one-hour training provides simple defensive driving techniques to reduce a driver’s chance 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, define defensive driving, recognize accident prevention methods, identify the importance of seat belts, describe the facts concerning the impact of “drinking and driving,” and identify vehicle safety measures on the job.

You must complete the course by viewing all pages and scoring 70% or higher on the test.

Instructions for accessing Defensive Driving online may be found by clicking the links below.  Please review the “Be Prepared – View Getting Started” button on the home page of Trojan Learn to ensure that you have the proper technical set up.  For technical support, contact the Trojan Learn team at (213)740-8648.

Faculty/Staff Students

*Trojan Learn is an online resource currently available to USC faculty and staff. Defensive Driving certification is automatically tracked via Trojan Learn for faculty and staff. At this time, students do not have access to Trojan learn. However, students can easily access Trojan Learn through their faculty or staff manager’s account. NOTE: Please do not share username and/or passwords. After completing the course, please have students submit the student acknowledgement form in order for the university to recognize their training. Please follow the step-by-step instructions provided for students above.

Q: If I am a Faculty or Staff member, how does the system know that a student completed the training under my account?
A: The Defensive Driving Team tracks student completions through the online student acknowledgement form.