(HAZMAT) Endorsement Test
Hazmat or Hazardous Materials Test has 30 questions. You need 70% to pass. (70%x 30=21) need to get 21 right. - Can get 9 wrong.
Required for drivers of vehicles carrying hazardous materials which require
the vehicle to be classified or placarded for hazardous materials. For a
hazardous materials endorsement (HME), drivers are required to be fingerprinted
and undergo a federal background check. This includes the first time you
get an HME, or when you renew or transfer a license from another state.
The USA Patriot Act changed the requirements for issuance of a new, renewal,
or transfer HazMat endorsement on a Commercial Driver License (CDL) document.
All new and renewal HazMat endorsement applicants are required to complete
the required Hazardous Materials Endorsement Application and fingerprint
collection process through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
data collection vendor and be approved by TSA prior to issuance of a CDL
with a HazMat endorsement.
New drivers may be issued a temporary CDL without
a HazMat endorsement, pending the background checks. Drivers renewing or
transferring a HazMat endorsement (“H" or "X”) are
also required to complete the application and fingerprint collection process
at least 30 days prior to their expiration date to initiate the TSA assessment.
Drivers renewing or transferring an “H” or “X” endorsement
on or after May 31, 2005, may receive a 90-day CDL with the HazMat endorsement
that will allow them to haul hazardous materials while the required assessment
is being completed (or verified, if the assessment was completed in the driver's
previous state of residence). Ninety (90) days prior to the current CDL expiration
date, a renewal letter will be mailed to the last known address of drivers
currently holding an “H” or “X” endorsement.
letter will explain the HazMat endorsement background check requirements
and provide locations of fingerprint collection sites. Missouri has elected
to use the vendor contracted by TSA for collection of application data and
fingerprints from HazMat endorsement applicants.
The department will notify
the applicant by letter after the Final Notice of Threat Assessment has been
received. After receiving an approval letter from the department, the driver
may apply for a full-term license with an "H" or "X" endorsement.
A CDL with "H" or X" endorsement will expire no more than
5 years after the date the security threat assessment was completed.