Hazardous Materials Endorsement Applicants
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You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at a DMV or AAA office. It will arrive through the mail. You will keep your expiring license/ID and receive a temporary paper card. For more on this, please see Central Issuance
. After visiting an office, you can track the delivery of your new card
The USA PATRIOT ACT requires all drivers who transport hazardous materials to undergo a security threat assessment. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has developed a program to implement this requirement.
All drivers applying for a new hazardous materials endorsement, or renewal, or transfer of an existing hazardous materials endorsement, must:
- Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or hold a valid Employment Authorization Document.
- Undergo the TSA threat assessment. The Hazmat Threat Assessment Program involves a fingerprint based criminal history records check, an immigration check and an intelligence-related check on any individual who wishes to apply for, renew, or transfer a Hazardous Materials Endorsement on their Commercial Driverís License (CDL).
- Have a valid TSA clearance result in our system.
- See the renewal process for a hazardous materials endorsement.
- Pass the hazardous materials knowledge test before the endorsement is issued.
- Complete the TSA on-line application. If you do not have Internet access, you may contact the Driverís Helpdesk toll-free at (855) 347-8371 and they will assist you with completion of the on-line application.
- Self-certify type of commercial driving. Use this link to certify through DMV website.
If you currently hold a Connecticut CDL and wish to add the hazardous material endorsement to your license, you must first complete the TSA on-line application.
What to bring to the Universal Enrollment Site (UES):
- Identification, see acceptable identification at https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/.
- $86.50 payment if you did not pay when completing the on-line application (payment can be made at the fingerprinting site with credit card, company check, money order or certified/cashier's check payable to MorphoTrust USA. Enrollment centers accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. Cash and personal checks are NOT accepted.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a $30 fee to add the endorsement to your license.
A 90-day temporary endorsement can be issued at renewal if you pass the Hazmat knowledge test and present a receipt from MorphoTrust USA indicating you have completed the application and fingerprinting process. The temporary is only available for renewal of a hazmat endorsement and does not apply to applicants obtaining the endorsement for the first time or when re-applying for a Hazmat endorsement.
Important Note: The DMV receives results electronically from TSA. The hazmat endorsement will not be issued unless DMV has received the electronic results from TSA regardless of whether the operator received an approval letter.
Content Last Modified on 6/22/2017 3:21:02 PM