HAZMAT Endorsement Threat Assessment Program
The application procedures to acquire, transfer, or renew a CDL under the TSA security threat assessment procedure is very straight forward. The procedure consists of the following checks:
- Fingerprint-based FBI criminal history records check
- Intelligence-related check
- Lawful presence check
TSA has granted all states and the District of Columbia the option to collect an applicant’s biographical information, fingerprints, and fees within their respective processes or use the contracted TSA Agent. The following states currently utilize the TSA agent for collecting applicant biographic and biometric information:
|TSA Agent States|
|District of Columbia||Nebraska||Washington|
If you are applying for an HME on a CDL from any of the states listed above, you may apply online here, or contact a customer service representative between 7am-10pm Eastern Monday through Friday at 855-DHS-UES1 (855-347-8371) to fill out the application over the telephone.
The HME application must be completed prior to visiting an enrollment site to submit fingerprints. The Hazprints website includes information on fingerprint locations within each TSA agent state. If applying over the phone, you will be informed of available fingerprint locations. At the fingerprint site, you are required to review and sign the application and submit fingerprints. You must provide payment in the amount of of $86.50* either via credit card (provided online or via phone) or money order (presented at your fingerprinting site). [*Note: effective March 19,2012 , the TSA fee for a hazardous materials endorsement security threat assessment within TSA Agent States reduced from $89.25 to $86.50.] TSA generally receives this information the next business day. TSA's goal is to mail the results of the assessment to you and inform your licensing state within 30 days after receiving your application and information about any possible criminal history from your fingerprints.
If your state was not listed above as a TSA Agent State, TSA advises you visit your local DMV for application and fingerprinting information.
Renewals and Extensions: Generally, you must renew your HME every five years, although some states may require more frequent reviews due to shorter license cycles. If you have completed a security threat assessment and you are transferring your HME to a new state, you may not have to go through a new threat assessment for the transfer, provided your new state can issue you an HME that expires within five years of your last assessment.