Hazardous Materials Endorsement Applicants
PLEASE NOTE: Only DMV Hub Offices process endorsements.
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, will be required to:
- 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).
- See the renewal process for a hazardous materials endorsement.
- Take the hazardous materials knowledge test before the endorsement is issued.
- Before having your fingerprints captured, you must complete the TSA on-line application. If you do not have Internet access, you may contact the IBT Driverís Helpdesk toll-free at (877) 429-7746 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.
TSA has designated Integrated Biometric Technology LLC as the vendor to conduct the fingerprint process for hazmat applicants. The Connecticut location for fingerprint processing is:
2257 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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 and bring the following items with you to EMSI:
- Connecticut driverís license and one additional form of identification.
- $86.50 payment if you did not pay when completing the on-line application (payment can be made at EMSI by money order only payable to Integrated Biometric Technology, LLC).
PLEASE NOTE: There is a $30 fee for making a change to your driver's license. This includes the addition of an endorsement to the front of your license.
A 90-day temporary permit can be issued to an applicant at renewal if the applicant passes the Hazmat endorsement test and they have a receipt from EMSI that they have submitted their fingerprints. This is only for a 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 11/7/2013 12:08:33 PM