(A) All third-party testing facilities shall be open to the general public to conduct tests for a minimum of forty hours per week, unless authorized by the department to conduct testing for fewer than forty hours per week. There is not a maximum number of hours of operation unless specifically determined by the department, based upon an inspection of the facility.
(B) Each third-party testing facility and test route shall be physically inspected by the department or its representatives prior to receipt of authorization as a third-party testing facility. The skills test area of the testing facility must be of sufficient size to conduct all required CDL skills tests as determined by the director.
(C) The facility structure shall be in good condition and in compliance with all applicable provisions of state law and local ordinances.
(D) Each third-party tester shall maintain or provide immediate access to test records at the testing facility where the pretrip inspection and basic controls portion of the skills test is given. A copy of the most recent rental or lease agreement or deed for the property shall be kept on file with the site records and be made available to the department upon request.
(E) Each third-party testing facility shall maintain a personal computer with internet access for reporting test results to, and accessing test records from the department via the world wide web. It shall be the responsibility of the third-party tester to ensure that its computer system and internet access are sufficient to meet department requirements.
(F) No third-party tester may share any office space or skills test area with any other third-party tester, any driver training school or enterprise, or any commercial motor carrier or commercial bus company.
(G) No third-party tester, or its owners, employees, facility manager, or examiners, or any entity affiliated with such persons or the third-party tester, may provide training of any type unless that person or entity is also a driver training school licensed pursuant to Chapter 4508. of the Revised Code.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/03/2015 and 09/03/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4506.09
Rule Amplifies: 4506.09
Prior Effective Dates: 10/2/89 (Emer.), 12/18/89, 11/24/05, 10/19/07, 2/24/08