(A) No person shall act as a driver training instructor and on and after June 30, 1978, no person shall act as a driver training instructor for disabled persons unless such person applies for and obtains from the director of public safety a license in the manner and form prescribed by the director. The director shall provide by rule for instructors' license requirements including moral character, physical condition, knowledge of the courses of instruction, motor vehicle laws and safety principles, previous personal and employment records, and such other matters as the director may prescribe for the protection of the public. Driver training instructors for disabled persons shall meet such additional requirements and receive such additional classroom and practical instruction as the director shall prescribe by rule.
(1) No license shall be issued under this section to a person if, within ten years of the date of application for the license, the person has pleaded guilty to or been convicted of a felony under the laws of this state or the comparable laws of another jurisdiction.
(2) No license shall be issued under this section to a person if, within five years of the date of application for the license, the person has pleaded guilty to or been convicted of a misdemeanor of the first or second degree that is reasonably related to the person's fitness to be issued such a license.
(C) No person shall knowingly make a false statement on a license application submitted under this section.
(1) Whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of acting as a driver training instructor without a valid license, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(2) Whoever violates division (C) of this section may be charged with falsification under section 2921.13 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 01-01-2004