A: Those CDL drivers who want to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement or renew or transfer their hazmat endorsement must complete a hazmat test, provide proof of their USA citizenship or immigration status and pay a $5 fee at any Division of Motor Vehicles office. A TSA agent will fingerprint the applicant, collect $86.50 federal processing fees and submit their hazmat application to TSA. TSA will inform the applicant and DMV when they complete the security threat assessment.
A: Customers who are renewing their HAZMAT endorsement on their Delaware issued CDL, must complete the license and hazmat renewal process through any DMV office. Then the driver must submit a TSA Security Threat Assessment application and provide fingerprints to the TSA agent between 30 and 60 days before they may complete the renewal process. TSA will inform DMV when the driver has passed the security threat assessment.
A: The State of Delaware is not permitted to issue a CDL with an H or X endorsement until TSA completes a security threat assessment on the applicant. Delaware will transfer your CDL but we may not place the hazmat endorsement on the license until authorized by TSA. The TSA security threat assessment process takes about 30 days. If you have a CDL with a hazmat endorsement and current TSA security threat assessment, then Delaware will issue you a CDL with the hazmat endorsement. However, the expiration date of the license will be based upon the TSA security threat assessment expiration date since the CDL expiration date must coincide with the hazmat expiration date. The driver may elect to re-accomplish the TSA security threat assessment so that the CDL and hazmat expiration date is for five years.
A: A Delaware CDL costs $30 and the hazmat testing fee is $5. The TSA agent will collect a $86.50 processing fee. The $86.50 processing fee may be paid online by credit or debit card or may be paid in person by money order.
A: Delaware is required to implement these changes as part of the USA Patriot Act , a federal law that addresses terrorism and national security. These additional federal requirements are being implemented to make sure all commercial drivers who transport hazardous materials do not pose a security threat to our national transportation system. The primary federal agency responsible for these changes is the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Their website is www.tsa.gov type keyword “HAZMAT” for additional information on hazardous material endorsements.
A: Delaware will notify each CDL driver who has a hazmat endorsement at least 60 days in advance of your CDL expiration date. After passing the Delaware HAZMAT knowledge test, the driver may begin the federal process. TSA would like you to begin the renewal process 30 to 60 days before the expiration of your license.
A: There are two TSA Agent locations in Delaware that conduct fingerprinting, one location in Dover and one location in New Castle. Each location accepts customers on a walk-in basis only. Search locations nationwide.
Two Men and A Truck (By appointment only)
1169 South Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
American Driver Training Academy- Walk-ins only
19-B Davidson Lane (Bldg 3)
New Castle, DE 19720
Hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 3pm
A: The Division will notify all CDL HAZMAT drivers at least 60 days in advance of their license expiration date. TSA will only allow drivers to begin the new federal process 60 days in advance. TSA wants drivers to begin the fingerprinting and application process 60 to 30 days before their license expires.
A: Applicants should apply 30 to 60 days prior to renewing their license. This will enable you to avoid any interruption in your ability to transport hazardous materials. The TSA security assessment may take up to 30 days to complete. However, the process will take longer if the applicant files an appeal to TSA’s decision or requests a waiver.
A: In general, an individual must be a U.S. citizen or in an appropriate immigration status; be at least 21 years of age; hold a valid CDL or CDL Permit (for application purposes), must not have a disqualifying criminal offense; must not have been adjudicated as mentally incompetent or involuntarily committed to a mental institution; and must not pose a threat of terrorism or a threat to national transportation security.
A: A driver is disqualified from holding a HME if he or she was convicted* or found not guilty by reason of insanity within the past seven years, was released from prison within the past five years, or is wanted or under indictment, for any of the following crimes:
Assault with intent to murder
Kidnapping or hostage taking
Rape or aggravated sexual abuse
RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) violations
Distribution of, possession with intent to distribute, or importation of a controlled substance ("simple possession" of a controlled substance without an intent to distribute is not considered disqualifying)
Dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation, including identity fraud (e.g., felony-level embezzlement, tax evasion, perjury, and false statements to the Federal government)
Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, manufacture, purchase, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, import, export, or storage of an explosive device, firearm, or other weapon
Conspiracy or attempt to commit any of these crimes
*Convicted means any plea of guilty or nolo contendere or any finding of guilt.
A driver will be permanently disqualified from holding a HME if he or she was ever convicted or found not guilty by reason of insanity of any of the following crimes:
Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, or manufacture of an explosive
RICO violations (if the crime underlying the RICO conviction is on the list of permanently disqualifying crimes)
A crime involving a severe transportation security incident (i.e., security incident involving a significant loss of life, environmental damage, transportation system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area)
Improper transportation of a hazardous material (minor infractions involving transportation of hazardous materials will not disqualify a driver; for instance, no driver will be disqualified for minor roadside infractions or placarding violations)
Conspiracy or attempt to commit any of these crimes
A: Yes. Only the HAZMAT endorsement is revoked. The driver will need to apply for a replacement license. A commercial driver may still maintain a CDL license, but the HAZMAT endorsement will be removed.
A: Yes. Applicants who have been informed that they are disqualified may appeal to TSA under certain circumstances. They may appeal the disqualification crime on grounds of mistaken identity or other information. For details on the appeal and waiver process, please go to tsa.gov , the TSA website. Your appeal is between you and TSA. The State of Delaware will only be notified of the result from the appeal like the driver.