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HAZMAT Endorsement (HME)

The TSA Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) Threat Assessment Program (HTAP) was designed to meet the requirements set forth in the USA Patriot Act, which requires all states to ensure that any driver who intends to transport hazardous materials in commerce has been determined not to be a security risk. Part of that investigation process into a potential hazmat driver shall include a criminal history check, verification of legal status and review of any relevant international databases.

Do you need to obtain, renew or transfer an HME on your CDL? Don't forget TSA requires you to begin the application process no less than 30 days prior to the expiration date listed on your CDL.

For more information, you can contact your state's Department of Motor Vehicles. STARS does not offer fingerprinting services or HazMat Endorsement Services but we can help you find the information you need.