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AAA Driver Improvement

On-Line course Registration via ESAMS (search for a course on Home page)
On-line Registration via Navy Motorcycle Rider Training Registration

1. OPNAVINST 5100.12 (series), Navy Traffic Safety Program Instruction, requires DIP classes for:

(a) All Navy military and DON civilian personnel operating government motor vehicles (GMV). Personnel are required to take the DIP Class if they are required to operate a GMV by job description, PD, a requirement of the specific job, etc. It does not include personnel who operate GMVs such as the CO/XO, person using a GMV to go on travel, etc.

(b) All Navy military and DON civilian personnel involved in a crash while driving a GMV (whether on or off government property)

(c) All Navy military personnel who have been convicted of serious moving traffic violations (e.g. reckless driving, driving while impaired, speeding, following too closely, failure to yield, etc). while driving a private motor vehicle (PMV) or GMV (whether on or off government property)

(d) All DON civilian personnel in a duty status who have been convicted of serious moving traffic violations (e.g. reckless driving, driving while impaired, speeding, following too closely, failure to yield, etc). while driving a PMV or GMV (whether on or off government property)

(Note- Serious violations are similar to those considered "6-point violations " by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles).

Commands shall enroll personnel described in paragraphs a.-d. above in one of the AAA DIP classes.

Offenders, military or civilian, shall successfully complete the American Automobile Association's Driver Improvement Program (AAA DIP) conducted by a COMNAVSAFECEN-approved instructor or other COMNAVSAFECEN approved training or lose installation driving privileges.

Note: If you take this course due to a Court Order, check with the Court to see if this course will satisfy that Court Order.

Entry-Level Traffic Safety Training (under 26)

OPNAVINST 5100.12 (series) requires that "...all military personnel under the age of 26 receive traffic safety training..."

(Note: All military personnel under 26 years of age do not have to take the AAA-DIP course above. However, the AAA-DIP course above does satisfy the "Entry Level" course, but the AAA-DIP course is not intended for this purpose. Conversely, the Entry-Level Course below does not satisfy AAA-DIP requirements).

The "Entry-Level" course can be satisfied by either:

1. Driver Awareness Safety Training (DAST) (4 hours, 1 day). Classroom instruction in traffic safety designed to establish and reinforce safe driving habits with emphasis on individual responsibility and correct response to routine and emergency driving situations. If you would like to schedule a course and there is not one shown on the above Regional AAA DIP Course Schedule, please contact your Safety Office.

2. Driving for Life.  This is an on-line training course available through Navy-E-Learning on the Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) website.

To access this training:

1. Go to
2. Log-in
    - if you do not have an account, under New Users, click on NKO Registration
3. Click on Personal Development (top menu bar)
4. Click on My Education (second menu bar)
5. Click on picture on right that says "Click Here to Access Navy E-Learning"
    - if your current session has expired, you must log-off NKO and log-in again
6. On the left Navigation menu, click on:
    - Browse categories
    - US Navy Courses
    - Environmental and Safety
    - Driving for Life (course # CPD-DFL-01)

Questions should be directed your Safety Office.

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