Terms & Conditions - 24-hour Online Driver’s Teen Education Course
PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY!
New legislation as of December 11, 2023 regarding certificates.
Before a certificate can be issued the student must register for a Learner's Permit and add the Number to their file. If your LP# is not in your student file, this will delay the issuance of the certificate. Students will be reminded before they complete the course.
Costech Technologies, Inc. - is licensed by, the Department of Public Safety through the Driver Training Program Office, 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223.
A registration fee in the amount of $99.00 for the course and an option to purchase audio for $9.95 will be charged to the STUDENT. This fee includes all required instructional materials and needs to be paid prior to course activation. If the student does not wish to purchase the audio, they MUST deactivate it on the Registration page. This course is valid for a period of 6 months. After the 6 months period, a re-instatement fee will be charged and the course will need to be re-started from the beginning. This is due to DPS regulation.
COURSE SCHEDULE AND TIMER
Costech Technologies, Inc, hereafter referred to as the COURSE PROVIDER, offers a course composed of 10 training modules spanning at least 24 hours of instruction. The course will be available to the STUDENT 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, your accessibility may be affected by, but not limited to: your Internet provider, your computer capability, firewall, browser settings, etc. which we cannot control. We do offer tech support to assist you in possibly solving these issues. This course must be completed before the 6 months are up, from the first date of starting the first page of the Book/Course. After the 6 months period, if a student is not able to complete an extension can only be approved by the State (acceptable reasons: student has learning disability or covid- each must have documentation provided). If the State denies, then a reinstatement fee of $49.50 will be charged and the course will need to be re-started from the beginning.
Course must be completed by _________________________. We follow DPS regulation.
** Timer on Login page lets student know number of days remaining to complete the course.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
The COURSE PROVIDER prescribes minimum hardware and software requirements for completing the course. Minimum browser requirements advise the use The COURSE PROVIDER prescribes minimum hardware and software requirements for completing the course. Minimum browser requirements advise the use of Google Chrome be used for the Online Course. The minimum hardware required is such that it should be able to support the software configuration listed above. The course requires the use of a pointing device such as a mouse. The course requires that the hardware be equipped with speakers. All students will go through the software evaluation after registration, but prior to the start of the course.
*** UPDATE: LEARNER’S PERMIT #
Each student will be asked at time of registration to provide a Learner’s permit number to assure that they are living in Ohio and recognized by the State. The LP# (Learner’s Permit Number will be added to the certificate and verified by the License Bureau)
*** UPDATE: SECURITY QUESTIONS:
Student will have a choice of 3 questions, choose 1-word answers (if not pre-selected format)
WRITE DOWN YOUR ANSWERS- If you misspell or can’t answer, you will be locked out for 24 hrs.
Contact by email: firstname.lastname@example.org ( Monday- Friday 9 am – 6 pm)
Student can complete but not exceed four hours in one calendar day. Students receiving more than two continuous hours of training will require a break of 15 minutes before continuing the course.
COMPLETION AND CERTIFICATION POLICY
In the State of Ohio, as of May 1st, 2022 there will be only a Completion Certificate Issued. The certificate can now be directly emailed to the Driving School or the student's Email.
Please provide an email that will not be blocked (ie: .net or .com A school email is prohibited as server blocks all links and emails that are not approved)
The certificates are verified and issued by a Person, not automated. The processing time takes 24-72 hours after your completion time (Monday to Friday).
The STUDENT agrees to complete all phases of the approved curriculum. The COURSE PROVIDER is prohibited from issuing a certificate of completion if the STUDENT has not met all the requirements for course completion and a STUDENT shall not accept a certificate under such circumstances.
The student agrees to pay the administrative costs ($8 fee) for any duplicate certificates they request. Duplicates may be reproduced for corrections in addresses, name, date of birth, etc. The student is solely responsible for any errors in the personal information.
GRADING AND PROGRESS POLICY
The STUDENT agrees that they may not be certified or given credit for the course unless they score 75% or higher on each unit end test.
The student is permitted to take the Final exam only 3 times, ( All other quizzes and tests have no limit to retake) the student Must wait for 24 hrs before being able to retake the Final exam again. If they Fail 3 times, the student must retake the course again.
Alternative testing techniques for students with reading, hearing or learning handicaps and policies for re-testing students who score less than 75% will be a: review of material b: translation, if necessary or possible and c: re-testing, verbally if necessary.
The STUDENT agrees that HE/SHE, and not any other person, will study the material in its entirety and complete the 10 modules, tests and final. It is illegal to attempt to circumvent this online state-approved course or provide false information. If the COURSE PROVIDER discovers that the STUDENT has willfully misrepresented himself or has cheated, the STUDENT will be stopped from taking the course with no refund of the registration fees. In addition, legal action may be brought against the STUDENT and parent, and/or other criminal charges which are punishable by law.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES
Course payment goes to: Costech Technologies or Costech USA
Your payment receipt will appear under the names Costech Technologies or Costech USA
A full refund minus a $10-dollar administrative fee, will be made to any student who cancels the enrollment contract within 7 days of registering for the course. Costech Technologies may terminate or charge re-instatement fees, without notice upon discovery of any violations of the above paragraph or upon when the enrollment of any student who has not successfully completed the course within the 6 months limit. All registration fees paid are due and refundable when the course of instruction is discontinued by the Costech Technologies, preventing a student from completing the course, or the enrollment of the student was procured as a result of any misrepresentation in advertising, promotional materials of the Costech Technologies, or representation made by the owner or employee of the Costech Technologies. All refunds will be issued within 30 days following receipt of a permissible request for cancellation.
The COURSE PROVIDER is required to collect information from its users at several different points on the website. The COURSE PROVIDER will not use or sell this information to promote products or services unrelated to this traffic safety course or in ways different from what is disclosed in the Privacy Statement.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
STUDENT represents and warrants that the user information and registration information provided by STUDENT is true and correct, and acknowledges that the truth and accuracy of such information is a material inducement to COURSE PROVIDER in permitting STUDENT to enroll in the course. STUDENT further acknowledges and agrees that any willful or intentional misrepresentation by STUDENT regarding such user information or registration information constitutes a breach of this agreement and of the representations and warranties by STUDENT as provided in this agreement, and may subject student to liability for damages incurred by COURSE PROVIDER as a result thereof, including but not limited to general, consequential, and punitive damages.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
STUDENT acknowledges and agrees that the liability of COURSE PROVIDER and their agents and employees for any act, omission to act, or negligence on the part of COURSE PROVIDER and their agents and employees, is strictly limited to and shall not exceed the amount of the registration fee actually paid by STUDENT. The parent understands that for student validation purposes, the COURSE PROVIDER will access one or more public databases in order to extract necessary information. STUDENT authorizes the COURSE PROVIDER to access this information under the condition that it be used for the exclusive purpose of student validation.
Verification Process–Registration information page
In the state of Ohio, each person’s validity must be verified through a 3rd party identification database, if under 18 years of age, it is vital the parent information is filled out correctly, if not then an affidavit form must be filled out, signed and stamped by a notary, then scanned and uploaded to our system.
If over 18 years, the student’s information must be filled out correctly, if not then an affidavit form must be filled out, signed and stamped by a notary, then scanned and uploaded to our system.
This agreement constitutes the entire contract between the COURSE PROVIDER and the STUDENT, and any oral assurances or promises not contained herein shall not bind the COURSE PROVIDER or the STUDENT. If any provision of this agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless be of full force and effect.
When communicating or corresponding with Costech administrators, teachers and support personnel that I must NOT use abusive or offensive language. If I use abusive or offensive language, I may be suspended or removed from this course and I will not receive my Certificate of Completion or tuition refund.
By clicking the “I Agree” button, you are agreeing to all the terms and conditions listed above. Costech reserves the right to suspend or remove you (the student) from this course for any violation of the above mentioned items.