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Rule 4501-53-04 | Instructor professional standards.


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

Each instructor certified to teach pursuant to this chapter shall maintain and convey the following professional standards:

(A) Provide training that conforms to standards of the current curriculum approved by the director;

(B) Wear proper riding gear while traveling to, from, and during teaching MO courses, attending MO functions, or whenever any MO logo clothing is worn. Proper riding gear includes helmet and eye protection that is in compliance with Chapter 4501-17 of the Administrative Code, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, sturdy full-length pants without holes or tears, and full-fingered gloves;

(C) Maintain an alcohol-free and drug-free course environment;

(D) Conduct themselves in a professional manner in the provision of motorcycle training, including appearance and behavior;

(E) Shall comply with all applicable state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, disability, ancestry, or national origin;

(F) Provide instruction within the scope of the instructor's certification to teach in accordance with this chapter;

(G) Consistently demonstrate a standard of knowledge and competency that at least meets the minimal level required under the instructor's certification to teach;

(H) Report to motorcycle Ohio any suspicion or knowledge of a violation of this chapter or the failure of any motorcycle training provider, or instructor to conform to the rules of this chapter;

(I) Report to motorcycle Ohio in writing within ten days of the occurrence of any of the following events;

(1) The instructor receives a moving traffic violation;

(2) The instructor is involved in a chargeable crash;

(3) The instructor is convicted of an offense that assesses points against the instructor's driver's license;

(4) The instructor receives any license suspension, cancellation, or revocation;

(5) The instructor is convicted of any criminal offense listed in this chapter;

(J) Abstain from misrepresenting the instructor's professional qualifications or credentials or committing fraud in conducting a motorcycle training course or in obtaining certification to teach;

(K) Abstain from conducting private motorcycle training for compensation on public streets and highways;

(L) Complete additional BRS, BRS-RR, BRS-2, or ARS or other instructor training as requested by the department, including the annual instructor workshop;

(M) Maintain a current first aid card and a current adult CPR card as described in rule 4501-53-03 of the Administrative Code. Present valid, dated cards upon request. Sign the annual renewal application verifying the validity of first aid and adult CPR cards.

(N) Instructors certified under this chapter shall be of good character and reputation.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4508.08
Amplifies: 4508.08
Five Year Review Date: 10/12/2021
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/2003 (Emer.), 12/26/2003, 2/2/2006, 4/21/2011