Type 20 Training and Certification
(1)No person shall transport pupils in a type 20 vehicle, unless such person has completed all requirements for a Type 20 Certificate and meets the standards established by the Oregon Department of Education for type 20 activity drivers.
(2)ODE shall issue an original Type 20 Certificate for an 11-14 passenger type 20 vehicle to applicants who:
(a)Are at least 18 years of age;
(b)Possess a driver license or CDL
(c)Has completed a minimum of two hours of approved behind-the-wheel training within one year prior to application by a behind-the-wheel trainer or assistant trainer certified by the ODE. Training shall include:
(A)Actual operation of the vehicle or vehicles the applicant will be expected to drive;
(B)Complete training for proper vehicle pre-trip inspection;
(C)A written test so the applicant can demonstrate knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to the vehicle being used;
(D)Complete emergency procedure and evacuation training;
(d)Pass a behind-the-wheel type 20 test, administered by a certified behind-the-wheel trainer;
(e)Is not disqualified based on driving or criminal record as required in OAR 581-053-0050 (Driving and Criminal Records);
(f)Submits an application for type 20 certificate signed by a supervisor certifying:
(A)The employer will immediately notify ODE if the employer learns of any changes to the applicant’s driving and criminal records that could disqualify them from driving under OAR 581-053-0050 (Driving and Criminal Records) and ensure that the driver complies with all applicable OARs;
(B)The applicant will be trained in first aid within 120 days of the issue date of the Type 20 Certificate and that the training shall be valid at all times while driving after the initial training; and
(C)The applicant meets all minimum requirements for a type 20 driver listed in this rule.
(3)ODE shall issue an original Type 20 Certificate for a 15-20 passenger type 20 vehicle to applicants who meet all of the requirements in section (2) of this rule, and who:
(a)Hold a CDL with a passenger endorsement;
(b)Have a valid medical certificate, received with the application; and
(c)Comply with FMCSA Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing regulations at 49 CFR part 382.
(4)ODE shall renew a Type 20 Certificate for applicants who:
(a)Possesses or has possessed within the last 12 month period a valid Type 20 Certificate.
(b)Possess the proper licensing:
(A)A valid driver license or CDL for an 11-14 passenger type 20 vehicle; or
(B)A valid CDL with passenger endorsement for a 15-20 passenger type 20 vehicle, and:
(i)A valid medical certificate;
(ii)Complies with FMCSA Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing regulations at 49 CFR part 382.
(5)Type 20 Certificates expire:
(a)Two years after the date issued by ODE for 11-14 passenger certificates.
(b)On the date of medical certificate expiration for 15-20 passenger certificates.
(6)Certificates shall be immediately invalid if:
(a)The driver fails to maintain first aid certification after the initial 120 day period; or
(b)The transportation entity notifies ODE that the driver is no longer employed with the entity or is no longer performing duties related to type 20 driving, and the entity is no longer ensuring the driver’s compliance with applicable OARs.
Rule 581-053-0420 — Type 20 Training and Certification,