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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.
For up-to-date information on enrollment center locations, where you must submit your fingerprints and complete your enrollment, and the program enrollments they offer, please visit https://universalenroll.dhs.gov. Individuals may contact TSA to inquire about their enrollment status by calling 855-DHS-UES1 (855-347-8371) 8am – 10pm Eastern, Monday through Friday.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 855-347-7746 or visit their website at https://hazprints.tsa.dhs.gov.
Once you have completed the required application, proceed to one of the locations listed in the link above for the fingerprinting process.