502 KAR 10:035. Commercial driver's license skill testing.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 281A.160, 332.010, 49 C.F.R. 383.75

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 281A.150(2), (3), 281A.160, 332.010

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 281A.160 authorizes third parties to administer the skills test for commercial driver's licenses. This administrative regulation establishes procedures for authorization and testing.

 

      Section 1. Application for Authorization. Persons desiring to administer the skills test for commercial driver's licenses shall make a written request to the Driver Testing Section of the Department of State Police. The request shall be accompanied by a copy of a current driver's training school or instructor's license, and proof of satisfactory completion of a CDL examiner's training course approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

 

      Section 2. Issuance of Authorization. Upon receipt of a written request from a qualified person the Driver Testing Section of the Department of State Police shall issue a letter of authorization to conduct the CDL skills test. The letter of authorization shall be considered an endorsement to the drivers training school or instructor's license and shall be subject to the same terms and conditions as school or instructor's license.

 

      Section 3. Skills Test Requirements. Persons authorized to administer the CDL skills test shall be subject to the following additional requirements:

      (1) Administration of skills tests shall comply with 49 CFR 383.75, Subparts G and H.

      (2) Persons administering the skills tests shall, without deviation, administer the test in accordance with the Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Section CDL Examiner's Manual. The manual is hereby incorporated by reference. Copies of the manual may be obtained from the Driver Testing Section of the Department of State Police, 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.

      (3) Persons administering the skills tests shall, following the road test, immediately call the Driver Testing Section of the Department of State Police and report the score given to the person tested.

 

      Section 4. Processing Fee. A processing fee of twenty-five (25) dollars shall accompany the written request to administer the skills test. (21 Ky.R. 1602; eff. 1-24-95.)