For Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL) with Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME)

An extension has been granted that exempts individuals with Hazardous Materials Endorsements (HMEs) expiring between 10/30/2020 – 12/31/2020 from having to obtain a new HME Security Threat Assessment. 
Your HME will be automatically extended 180 days from it's current expiration date. 
Read the full federal exemption extension here.

Hazmat Threat assessment information


Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program Requirements

  • The threat assessment must begin 60 days prior to the expiration.  
  • Complete a threat assessment application online (click here) or by calling 1-855-347-8371 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (EST).   You will pay the application fee at the enrollment center.  Payment can be made by money order, company check, certified/cashier's check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.  Cash is not accepted, and no refunds will be given.  If you hold a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), you may be eligible for a reduced rate.  
  • After applying, you must be fingerprinted at an authorized enrollment center.
  • At the enrollment center, you must provide proof of citizenship, such as a valid U.S. passport, official birth certificate, certificate of birth abroad (Form FS-545 or DS 1350), certificate of naturalization, certificate of U.S. citizenship, or permanent resident card.
  • Your name must exactly match the name on your documents.  If you've legally changed your name, you must provide a court ordered name change document in addition to the other documentation required.
  • Once the threat assessment is complete, you can return to your local Driver Licensing location with the required documents to complete a knowledge exam for your endorsement.

If you are applying for a renewal or transfer of a CDL with hazardous materials endorsement, you will be required to pass the hazmat test, complete the threat assessment process, and show proof of citizenship.

For questions, call the enrollment center help desk at 1-855-347-8371.

Find information, appointments, locations, and times on the Enrollment Center Locator.

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