Section 4507.112 | Third-party administration of skills test.
(A) The director of public safety may authorize a third party to administer the motor vehicle skills test specified in division (A)(2) of section 4507.11 of the Revised Code. The third party shall administer the same skills test as otherwise would be administered by the bureau of motor vehicles.
(B) For purposes of authorizing a third party to administer the motor vehicle skills test, the director and the third party shall enter into an agreement that does all of the following:
(1) Allows the director or the director's representative to conduct random examinations, inspections, and audits of the third party, whether covert or overt, without prior notice;
(2) Requires all examiners of the third party to meet the same qualification and training standards as examiners of the department of public safety;
(3) Requires the third party to use designated road test routes that have been approved by the director;
(4) If the third party also is a driver training school, prohibits a skills test examiner employed by the school from administering a skills test to an applicant that the examiner personally trained;
(5) Establishes appropriate documentation and communication between the third party and the department indicating who has attempted the skills test with the third party and whether the person completed the test successfully;
(6) Reserves to the department the right to take prompt and appropriate remedial action against the third party and its skills test examiners if the third party or its skills test examiners fail to comply with state standards for the testing program or with any other terms of the agreement.
(C)(1) The director may adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code establishing reasonable fees that a third party authorized to administer the motor vehicle skills test under this section may charge for the skills test.
(2) If the director does not adopt the rules authorized under division (C)(1) of this section, a third party may charge a fee to an applicant who attempts the skills test with that third party. However, a third party shall not charge a fee greater than the cost of administering the skills test to that applicant.
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