4781-8-09 Examination development and sponsor.

(A) The commission may contract with recognized national testing service providers to administer the examinations for Ohio manufactured homes installer license, and Ohio manufactured homes inspector certification. The examinations shall demonstrate that the applicant has knowledge of chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder. The commission may, at any time, review the content of the examinations.

(B) Each examination provider shall ensure that:

(1) Examinations shall consist of statistically justifiable, objective and valid multiple choice questions that address each of the subject areas covered in the installation training course and commission approved inspection checklists;

(2) Each examination shall have multiple versions each of which shall be of equal validity, objectivity, and difficulty;

(3) Examinations shall be kept in a secure location;

(4) The identity of the individual taking the examination shall be verified;

(5) The examination shall be designed so as to take an installer or inspector of average ability no more than two hours to complete the examination; and

(6) Within fifteen working days after completion of the examination, the commission shall be provided with the examination results for each applicant.

(C) Locations for examinations.

(1) The installer examination and inspector examination shall be offered in Franklin county no less than four times in a given calendar year.

(2) In addition to the requirement set forth in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule, the examinations may at the discretion of the commission also be offered in as many other Ohio counties as is necessary to ensure that each applicant has the option, at least once every three months, to take the examination at a location that is no more than one hundred miles from any applicant's Ohio residence.

(3) All examinations shall be conducted in facilities that: (a) Accommodates all enrolled applicants for the examination comfortably;

(b) Shall be equipped with student desks, worktables with chairs, or other seating arrangement which provides a surface whereby each student can sit and write;

(c) Has sufficient light, heat, cooling, and ventilation;

(d) Has, if necessary, a public address system such that all applicants can hear examination instructions and announcements;

(e) Shall be free of distractions that could disrupt the examination; and

(f) Complies with the "Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990," 104 Stat.

327, 42 U.S.C. 12101 , or other laws requiring sponsors to accommodate persons with disabilities.

Effective: 01/01/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/16/2009 and 10/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4781.04
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4781.04 , 4781.06
Prior Effective Dates: 9/12/2006