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Four service centers are now open in Ohio to help Commercial Driver's License holders who need to undergo a security threat assessment in order to get a Hazardous Materials endorsement.
New rules require persons making new applications for a Hazardous Material endorsement to their CDL to undergo the Security Threat Assessment, which includes a background check and fingerprinting. Current holders of CDL hazmat endorsements will also be required to undergo the screening.
Applicants for new Hazmat endorsements can submit their application and provide fingerprints at these locations. The Transportation Security Administration has established an $89.25 cost for the assessment. Another mobile unit is tentatively planned for eastern Ohio.
For more information, license holders and applicants are encouraged to contact TSA at firstname.lastname@example.org. The regulations are available for review on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website at www.fmcsa.dot.gov or by visiting the TSA website.
Security Threat Assessment Completed In Prior State:
Security Threat Assessments are valid for five years from the date completed through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will accept your Security Threat Assessment that was completed in your previous state as long as it remains valid one full year from the date of your next birthday. The commercial driver license (CDL) issued will expire on the CDL holder's birthday, in the year the Security Threat Assessment expires, up to a four-year expiration date.
If a Security Threat Assessment was completed in your prior state of residence, request an official abstract from that state and mail or fax the abstract to (please include your telephone number): Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Attn: CDL/In-State Violation Unit, P.O. Box 16784, Columbus, OH 43216-6784, or fax to 614-752-7271.
No Security Threat Assessment Completed:
An Ohio CDL cannot be issued with the hazardous material endorsement if he/she has not successfully completed the required Security Threat Assessment. If the Security Threat Assessment has not been completed, the CDL holder can still convert to an Ohio CDL, but must drop the Hazmat endorsement.
An application must be completed prior to arriving at a TSA agency for fingerprint collection. To complete your application or obtain additional information about the process, please contact the TSA Call Center at 877-429-7746 or visit their website at https://hazprints.tsa.dhs.gov.
Once you have completed the required application, proceed to one of the following locations for the fingerprinting process.
1320 Kemper Meadow Dr.
Forensic and Toxicology Services, Inc.
150 Springside Dr.
26718 Oregon Road