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Hazardous Materials Endorsement

The Secretary of State's office adheres to the federally mandated fingerprinting and background check requirement for obtaining a Hazardous Materials Endorsement established by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). CDL holders applying for or renewing a Hazardous Materials Endorsement must submit to a fingerprint background records check prior to issuance of the endorsement. If you are renewing after the expiration date of the CDL, the Hazardous Materials Endorsement cannot be retained until the results of the background records check are received from the TSA. To renew a CDL with a Hazardous Materials Endorsement, please begin the process 30 days prior to the expiration date on the CDL.

Obtaining a TSA Security Threat Assessment

Integrated Biometric Technology (IBT) is the authorized contractor for the TSA's Hazmat Threat Assessment Program. Please follow the procedure below to apply for a security threat assessment. Applicants with or applying for a Hazmat Endorsement on their Illinois CDL will be unable to obtain the endorsement until a security threat assessment clearance has been received by the Secretary of State's office.

The Secretary of State's office will not issue a Hazardous Materials Endorsement to your CDL until the results of your background records check are successfully completed by TSA and the Secretary of State's office is notified. Upon notification from TSA, the Secretary of State's office will notify you in order for you to return to a CDL Facility for issuance of a Hazardous Materials Endorsement.