Something that clearly distinguishes VDI from every other driver training provider is the fact that each and every member of our Training Staff, from Assistant Instructors to Primary and Master Instructors, are Scotti-certified and has real world experience conducting protective security, military and/or law enforcement operations. Achieving and maintaining the highly sought after Scotti certification requires completion of a rigorous and extensive instructor development program personally administered by Tony Scotti. This comprehensive train-the-trainer course is just the first step in a process that takes the successful candidate more than a year to complete. It is this exhaustive process which ensures that our students receive the most advanced, highest quality driver training available – regardless of whether they are participating in one of the several standard course offerings or VDI’s client-specific, custom designed Mission Oriented Driving Skills (MODS) programs.
In order to maintain a valid instructor certification, upon completion of the instructor development program, every VDI instructor is required to participate in an ongoing in-service training regimen, mentor other staff members, and conduct various research and development projects which encompass creating training scenarios that closely replicate real world incidents, integrating operational lessons learned with effective training techniques, evaluating the operational capabilities of various vehicles or equipment, and identifying or refining driver performance objectives relative to specific vehicles, operational environments and/or training scenarios.