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Disqualifiers

HAZMAT Endorsement Threat Assessment Program

The following lists include HME disqualifying crimes and are comparable to disqualifiers for assessments undergone by airport and airline employees. These crimes are only disqualifying if they are considered felonies in the appropriate jurisdiction, civilian or military. You are eligible to submit waiver or appeal materials for certain crimes.

Permanent Criminal Disqualifiers (Part A)

TSA will send a letter to you with details of potentially disqualifying factors if you have been convicted or found not guilty by reason of insanity for any of the following crimes, regardless of when they occurred:

Not Eligible for Waiver

  • Espionage
  • Sedition
  • Treason
  • A crime listed in 18 U.S.C. Chapter 113B - Terrorism, or a State law that is comparable

Eligible for Waiver/Appeal

  • Bomb threats
  • Crime involving a transportation security incident
  • Improper transportation of a hazardous material under 49 U.S.C. 5124 or a comparable State law
  • Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, manufacture, purchase, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, import, export, storage of, or dealing in an explosive or explosive device
  • Murder
  • Violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) under 18 U.S.C. 1961, or a comparable State law, where violations consist of any of the permanent disqualifying offenses
  • Conspiracy or attempt to commit any of these crimes

Interim Criminal Disqualifiers (Part B)

TSA will send a letter to you with details of potentially disqualifying factors if you have been convicted or found not guilty by reason of insanity within the previous 7 years or were released from prison in the last 5 years for any of the following crimes:

Eligible for Waiver/Appeal

  • Unlawful entry into a seaport
  • Assault with intent to murder
  • Kidnapping or hostage taking
  • Rape or aggravated sexual abuse
  • Unlawful possession, use, sale, manufacture, purchase, distribution, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, delivery, import, export of, or dealing in a firearm or other weapon
  • Extortion
  • Dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation, including identity fraud
  • Bribery
  • Smuggling
  • Immigration violations
  • Violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) under 18 U.S.C. 1961, or a comparable State law, other than any permanent disqualifying offenses
  • Robbery
  • Distribution of, intent to distribute, or importation of a controlled substance
  • Arson
  • Conspiracy or attempt to commit any of these crimes

Under Want, Warrant, or Indictment (Part C)

A person will be disqualified if he or she is wanted or under indictment in any civilian or military jurisdiction for a felony listed under Part A or Part B until the want or warrant is released or the indictment is dismissed.

Latest revision: 24 February 2014