Transportation Security Administration

Hazardous Material Endorsement Enrollment Website

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Program Information

 

Description of the HTAP program

 

 

The TSA Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program conducts a security threat assessment for any driver seeking to obtain, renew, or transfer a hazardous materials endorsement (HME) on a state-issued commercial drivers license (CDL).
 
Description of the Legal Requirement

 

The program was implemented to meet the requirements of the USA PATRIOT Act (pdf, 848Kb), which prohibits states from issuing a license to transport hazardous materials in commerce unless a determination has been made that the driver does not pose a security risk. The Act further requires that the risk assessment include checks of criminal history records, legal status, and relevant international databases.
If you seek to obtain, renew, or transfer an HME on your CDL, you must apply for a security threat assessment. TSA rules require you to begin applying for the security threat assessment at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your CDL.
 
Overview of the Enrollment Process and Cost

 

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

- Immigration status check

 
If you are applying for an HME on a CDL from any of the TSA Agent States, you can apply online at hazprints.tsa.dhs.gov, or contact a customer service representative at (855) 347-8371 to fill out the application over the telephone. You will be informed of fingerprint locations. At the fingerprint site, you are required to review and sign the application; submit fingerprints; and provide payment in the amount of $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 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.
 
Requirements for participation
 
If you seek to obtain, renew, or transfer an HME on your CDL, you must apply for a security threat assessment. TSA rules require you to begin applying for the security threat assessment at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your CDL.

 

If you are experiencing any difficulties filling out this application and need assistance, please call (855) 347-8371 between 7am – 9pm EST Mon-Fri