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Rule 4501-53-03 | Instructor qualifications for certification to teach.

 

[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this rule, see rule 4501-53-16 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) An applicant shall meet the following conditions to be certified to teach the BRS:

(1) Submits a completed "Instructor Candidate Questionnaire" to the department. No applicant shall submit an instructor candidate questionnaire that contains false or misleading information;

(2) Possesses a high school diploma or GED;

(3) Upon certification possess a current first aid card, a current adult CPR card or equivalent, and an evaluation of skills performance as formalized in the motorcycle policy and procedure manual;

(4) Is currently an experienced motorcycle operator, licensed for at least three years preceding the date of the instructor candidate questionnaire with a valid motorcycle endorsement, and currently rides a motorcycle on a regular basis;

(5) Has a driving record free of any of the following:

(a) Three or more chargeable crashes within the three years preceding the date of application;

(b) Three or more moving violation convictions under Chapter 4511. of the Revised Code, or equivalent convictions from another jurisdiction, within the three years preceding the date of application;

(c) An accumulation of six or more points under Chapter 4510. of the Revised Code, or equivalent action from another jurisdiction, within the three years preceding the date of application;

(d) A twelve-point administrative action under section 4510.037 of the Revised Code, or equivalent action from another jurisdiction, within the ten years preceding the date of application;

(e) A suspension and/or conviction under section 4511.19 of the Revised Code, or equivalent conviction from another jurisdiction, within five years preceding the date of application.

(6) After successful completion of an instructor preparation course approved by motorcycle Ohio, the candidate completes and submits an instructor candidate application. No applicant shall submit an application that contains false or misleading information;

(7) Upon request, submits a request to the bureau of criminal identification and investigation to conduct a criminal records check and requests the bureau of criminal identification and investigation obtain information from the federal bureau of investigation as part of the criminal records check. The criminal records check shall not be dated more than ninety days from the request;

(8) Has not been convicted of, pled guilty to, had a judicial finding of guilt for, or had a judicial finding of eligibility for treatment in lieu of conviction for a disqualifying offense.

(9) Has not been adjudicated mentally incompetent, or been found not guilty by reason of insanity by a court of law;

(10) Does not engage in the illegal use of controlled substances, alcohol, or other habit-forming drugs or chemical substances while performing the duties of a motorcycle instructor;

(11) Has not committed fraud or material deception in applying for, or obtaining, certification to teach under this chapter;

(12) Upon request, provides an original signed statement from the applicant's physician, on the physician's letterhead, or completion of the instructor physical examination form provided by motorcycle Ohio, certifying that the applicant is mentally and physically capable of providing motorcycle safety instruction; and

(13) The individual meets all standards set forth in rule 4501-53-04 of the Administrative Code.

(B) In addition to meeting the requirements in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(6) and (A)(8) to (A)(13) of this rule, motorcycle instructors certified by another state or military motorcycle safety program whose basic rider training curriculum has been shown to be in accordance with the national standards set forth in rule 4501-53-16 of the Administrative Code, shall successfully complete a special motorcycle Ohio training session conducted by an motorcycle Ohio chief instructor.

(C) The department may access or request an applicant's driving record to verify that the applicant meets the requirements of this rule.

(D) The department may observe and evaluate all aspects of the conduct of any course.

(E) An individual's certification to teach shall expire on December thirty-first of the year of certification, and may be renewed annually upon application to the department pursuant to rule 4501-53-05 of the Administrative Code.

(F) The department may certify an individual to teach curricula approved by the director if the individual meets the conditions of paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(6) and (A)(8) to (A)(13) of this rule and the individual attends and successfully completes a course specific workshop or training course provided by the department.

Last updated July 1, 2022 at 1:26 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4508.08
Amplifies: 4508.08
Five Year Review Date: 4/1/2027
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/2003 (Emer.), 12/26/2003, 2/2/2006, 4/21/2011, 5/1/2016