(1) Motorcycle Safety Program - means the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program authorized by Chapter 15 of Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.
(2) Program Administrator - means the employee of the Department responsible for administration of the Motorcycle Safety Program.
(3) Approved Program - that series of courses or classes, for both beginner and experienced riders, adopted, approved, or developed by the Motorcycle Safety Program.
(4) Sponsor - an individual, partnership, corporation, association, civic group, club, county, municipality, board of education, school or college which shall teach or give instruction in the Motorcycle Safety Program pursuant to a contract with the Department. Sponsors are not agents or employees of the department. Sponsors conduct courses using only the approved curriculum and follow the Sponsor Program Specifications.
(5) Coach Trainer - any individual, approved by the Program Administrator, who conducts Coach Preparation courses, updates, technical functions, training and evaluations, and performs other necessary tasks as assigned by the Program Administrator.
(6) Coach –an individual, approved by the Program Administrator, who teaches or gives instruction of approved basic and experienced courses, assists in Coach Preparation courses or performs other necessary tasks as assigned by the Program Administrator.
(7) Suspension - the temporary withdrawal, annulment or termination by formal action by the Department of the certification of a Sponsor, Coach Trainer or Coach, which temporary withdrawal shall be for a period specifically designated by the Department.
(8) Certificate - a credential issued to a person or organization that has met the minimum qualifications of Sponsor, Coach Trainer or Coach.
(9) Training site - the actual classroom, range and storage facilities used in the conducting of rider education and training classes.
(10) License Waiver Card - a credential issued to a student successfully completing an approved training program that expires in 90 days and exempts the student from the motorcycle written test and skills test as performed at a Department customer service center.
(11) Coach candidate - any person that has made application and has been accepted for a Coach Preparation course.
(12) Coach Trainer candidate - any person that has made application and has been accepted for an approved Coach Trainer course deemed as such by the Coordinator.
(13) Range - the paved area used for on-cycle training as approved by the Program Administrator.
(14) Revocation -The annulment or termination by formal action of the Department of the approval or certification of a Sponsor, CoachTrainer or Coach; such revocation shall not be subject to reinstatement or renewal.
(15) GMSP Operations Manual – a manual outlining the parameters that GMSP-certified Coaches must follow.
(16) Sponsor Program Specifications – a manual outlining the parameters that private sponsors must follow.
(17) Student - any person enrolling in a motorcycle rider education course.
(18) Satisfactory Driving History - a satisfactory driving history is defined as containing no more than three (3) convictions for moving traffic violations as provided in O.C.G.A. §40-5-56 within the last three (3) years; no unresolved license suspensions imposed pursuant to O.C.G.A. §40-5-56 for failure to appear; no suspensions imposed pursuant to O.C.G.A. §§40-5-63 or 40-5-67.1 within the last five (5) years; and no habitual violator revocations pursuant to O.C.G.A. §40-5-58 For purposes of this regulation, conviction shall be defined as set forth in O.C.G.A. §§40-5-2 and 40-5-142.
(19) Criminal History - criminal history is satisfactory if it contains no convictions for any felony or any crime involving violence, dishonesty, deceit, fraud, indecency or moral turpitude. For purposes of this regulation, conviction shall be defined as set forth in O.C.G.A. §§40-5-2 and 40-5-142.