USC Safety Policy and Fact Sheet

All USC employees who are authorized to drive University owned vehicles are required to take an online training course entitled Driving Defensively. 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 Driving Defensively course for free and via the comfort of your own computer!

This quick 14-minute training details simple defensive driving techniques designed to reduce a driver’s chance of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. The content in this course is specifically designed to comply with applicable regulatory requirements, explain driving basics, dealing with distracted and aggressive drivers, identify the importance of using your headlights, and offer other safety measures to take while behind the wheel.

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

Instructions for accessing the Driving Defensively course 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.

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*Trojan Learn is an online resource currently available to USC employees. Driving Defensively course certification is automatically tracked via Trojan Learn for employees. At this time, students do not have access to Trojan learn. However, students can easily access Trojan Learn through their employee 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 USC Employee, how does the system know that a student completed the training under my account?
A: The Driving Defensively course team tracks student completions through the online student acknowledgement form.