No person may perform traffic control as a motorcycle road guard as provided under chapter 169 without a valid motorcycle road guard certificate issued by the commissioner.
Through the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center, the commissioner of public safety shall:
(1) establish qualifications and requirements for a person to obtain a motorcycle road guard certificate under this section, which must include:
(i) a minimum 18 years of age;
(ii) possession of a valid driver's license; and
(iii) successful completion of a motorcycle road guard certification course;
(2) develop and offer, whether by the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center or authorized agents, a motorcycle road guard certification course; and
(3) establish safety and equipment standards for a person who operates under a motorcycle road guard certificate, including but not limited to specifying requirements for a reflective safety vest.
The commissioner of public safety shall assess a fee for each applicant for a motorcycle road guard certificate, calculated to cover the commissioner's cost of establishing and administering the program.
A person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.