BMV On Road Testing Begins June 1, 2021

The BMV will resume in car testing starting June 1, 2021. All customers will be required to wear face masks, pass a temperature screening, and pass a COVID health screening. All vehicles must have working front windows to allow for fresh air, and all students may only be accompanied by one other adult into the building and must adhere to social distancing guidelines. If a student does not follow these guidelines or does not pass the screenings they will be asked to reschedule. For more information on testing please visit


Customer requirements for driving tests:
• No visible signs of illness.
• Test applicant must be able to pass temperature check.
• Must wear face covering (mask). Being vaccinated will not allow a customer to “opt out” of wearing a mask.
• Customer will have to answer COVID related questions correctly to take test. Exposure to COVID or symptoms will result in a
rescheduling. See questions below:

Customers must be screened using the following guidelines before being administered an in-car skills tests with a driver examiner. Driver examiners must use this form to conduct a self-assessment before each shift as well. Do not permanently record or save customer or examiner responses.

Face Covering: Customer must have a face covering available
Temperature: Customer’s temperature must be taken prior to taking an in-car exam with an examiner.

If temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher, the customer may not take the test. Temperature under 100.4 degrees?

Yes – No

Screening questions:
Do you currently have COVID-19 or are you currently isolating or quarantining because of a diagnosis of COVID-19, concerns about COVID-19, and/or do you have a COVID-19 test pending?
If YES to any, test may not be conducted.

Yes – No
Do you currently have symptoms of COVID -19, or have you had symptoms within the last 10 days that are not explained by another illness or condition, including:
• fever or chills
• new uncontrolled cough
• shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• muscle or body aches
• new onset of severe headache
• new loss of taste or smell
• sore throat, congestion or runny nose
• nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;

If YES to any, test may not be conducted.

Yes – No

Have you been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, in the last 14 days?

Close Contact is defined as:
• You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period
• You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
• You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
• You shared eating or drinking utensils
• They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you

If YES, test may not be conducted.

Yes – No

• Both Front windows in the vehicle must be in working order to allow fresh air to circulate while examiner is in the vehicle, if
examiner requests the windows to be put down (Weather permitting).
• Only test applicants and one accompanied adult allowed in the facility to check in for testing.
• Customer will allow use of seat covers as requested by examiner.
• If customer fails to follow these guidelines, test may be ended early and customer will have to reschedule.

Examiner requirements for driving tests:
• No visible signs of illness
• Temperature checked before starting shift.
• Face covering (mask). Examiner being vaccinated will not allow the Examiner to “opt out” of wearing a mask.
• Required to ask customer COVID questions and check customer’s temperature before testing.
• Gloves and seat covers are available for examiners to use at their discretion. These are optional due to CDC saying that COVID 19
spread through surfaces is not common (How Coronavirus Spreads | CDC)
• Examiner will limit time in the vehicle to only testing. To do this, Examiner will read instructions before entering vehicle and
will go over test results outside the vehicle (either in the office or outside depending on weather).

Scheduling requirements for driving tests:
• Schedule will allow time between tests for examiners to wash hands and to follow all COVID related policies.

• Infra-red instant read thermometer – Every DX should have at least 2, with one for Examiners and one for customer use.
• Disposable seat covers – already provided to every DX
• Wipes, Hand sanitizer, Gloves – already provided to every DX

• ODH approved the above requirements and procedures back in October 2020.
• Driver Examination Services guidelines outlined by Governor DeWine and Responsible RestartOhio still apply. See guideline:
Driver-Exam.pdf (

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