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COVID-19 & Motorcycle Ohio Classes

COVID-19 & Motorcycle Ohio Classes

COVID-19 Student Guidelines

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. Your welfare is our primary concern. When attending your scheduled training class, here are some ways to help keep yourself and others safe:

  • If you have signs of a fever, coughing and/or shortness of breath, you should stay home. Students exhibiting symptoms will be confidentially asked to return home.
  • We encourage all students and instructors to wear the right personal protective gear, including masks.
  • Make sure you're using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer often. The Instructors should make sanitizer available for student use.
  • Maintain social distancing practices. Keep six feet apart and keep a personal space bubble while meeting on the range. Avoid personal contact with students and Instructors.
  • Leave your helmet on during the range sessions except on scheduled breaks.
  • DO NOT use your mouth or teeth to "hold" your gloves or remove your gloves.
  • Training sites will wipe down tables, all door handles, sink handles, motorcycle seats, hand grips, keys, water jugs, spouts, etc. before and after class.
  • Everyone will be responsible for providing their own drinks to prevent the spread of the virus. With restaurants only offering carry out, it will be more convenient and time efficient to bring a sack lunch and snacks with you to class.
  • Sites will have pens and pencils on site, but to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, we ask that you bring your own writing utensil.
  • Please note that many of our training sites DO NOT have running water and the only restroom facilities are portable toilets. Even for training sites with indoor facilities, we may not have access if the facility is closed to outside organizations. If you are uncomfortable with this, you may want to opt to cancel.

Students that are high risk for COVID-19:

If you are in a high-risk category and uncomfortable participating in a class, please email us at mogen@dps.ohio.gov and we’ll process a refund.

Our customers with an expired temporary permit and/or endorsement:

Governor Mike DeWine signed Sub. H.B. 197 & Sub. H.B. 404, which state that Ohio licenses (including driver license, CDLs, and registrations) expiring during the declared State of Emergency shall remain valid until July 1, 2021. The State of Emergency was declared on March 9, 2020.

Our customers without any temporary permit and/or endorsement:

All students must have a temporary permit and/or endorsement for their respective class. Students without those documents will not be permitted into class. Please email us at mogen@dps.ohio.gov, to request a refund or reschedule your class.

If Your Class is Canceled or Rescheduled

Customers needing to reschedule or cancel a class should email mogen@dps.ohio.gov. Include your full name and driver license number for verification. MO staff will be in the office Tuesday – Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

If you prefer to cancel and receive a refund, we completely understand; however, we cannot guarantee you a seat if you chose to participate as a stand-by.

If you were unable to attend a class during the 2020 season, we will need to issue you a refund since we are unable to transfer your funds to the 2021 training season.

You can reschedule or request a refund at https://services.dps.ohio.gov/MotorCycleOhioTraining/Student/Class/FindMyClass. Once you find your class using the link, click the Options button and select either Reschedule My Class or Cancel My Class. Once we get confirmation to issue you a refund, it will be 2-3 weeks for your refund to be processed and sent to you.

If you are inquiring about the extension for your permit, please see bmv.ohio.gov for current information.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.