Nebraska Revised Statute 60-4,158

Chapter 60


Third-party testers; applicant; criminal history record check; fingerprints; rules and regulations; fees; violation; penalty.

(1) The director shall adopt and promulgate rules and regulations governing the certification of third-party testers by the department. Such rules and regulations shall substantially comply with the requirements of 49 C.F.R. 383.75. A third-party skills test examiner employed by a certified third-party tester is not required to hold a commercial driver's license to administer a driving skills examination and occupy the seat beside an applicant for a commercial driver's license.

(2)(a) An applicant to be certified as a third-party skills test examiner shall provide fingerprints to the Nebraska State Patrol. The Nebraska State Patrol shall undertake a search for criminal history record information relating to such applicant, including transmittal of the applicant's fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history record information check. The criminal history record information shall include information concerning the applicant from federal repositories of such information and repositories of such information in other states if authorized by federal law. The Nebraska State Patrol shall issue a report to the department that includes the criminal history record information concerning the applicant. The applicant shall pay the actual cost of the fingerprinting and criminal background check.

(b) A third-party skills test examiner shall be subject to a national criminal history record information check.

(c) The department shall maintain a record of the results of the criminal background check and third-party skills test examiner test training and certification of all third-party skills test examiners.

(d) The department shall rescind the certification to administer commercial driver's license tests of all third-party skills test examiners who:

(i) Do not successfully complete the required refresher training every four years; or

(ii) Do not pass a national criminal history record information check. Criteria for not passing the criminal background check must include at least the following:

(A) Any felony conviction within the last ten years; or

(B) Any conviction involving fraudulent activities.

(3) A certification to conduct third-party testing shall be valid for two years, and the department shall charge a fee of one hundred dollars to issue or renew the certification of any third-party tester. The department shall remit the fees collected to the State Treasurer for credit to the General Fund.

(4) Any third-party tester who violates any of the rules and regulations adopted and promulgated pursuant to this section shall be subject to having his or her certification revoked by the department.