Rule 4501-47-15 | Third-party testing by the department of education.
(A) The director shall enter into an agreement with the department of education authorizing the skills test specified in this rule to be administered by the department for purposes of training and testing school bus drivers, provided that the agreement requires that the department of education comply with the following:
(1) Allows the director or his or her representatives and the federal motor carrier safety administration or its representatives to conduct random examinations, inspections and audits of its test facilities without prior notice.
(2) Requires that all examiners of the department of education meet the same qualifications and training standards as examiners of the department to the extent necessary to administer skills tests for a commercial driver's license with a school bus endorsement.
(3) For purposes of complying with the requirements of this chapter, the Ohio highway patrol will establish instructions for training and testing required for the department of education.
(B) The department may enter into an agreement with the department of education in order to have training of third-party examiners conducted. The department of education employees shall receive training, in a program approved by the director, to administer the commercial driver's license skills test to applicants for a class "A," "B" or "C" commercial driver's license.