Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Assessment Information
Before Driver Services can issue or renew a CDL license with a hazardous materials endorsement, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) must complete a security threat assessment to determine if you pose a security threat. Once the assessment is completed, you will receive a letter in the mail from TSA. Upon receipt, present your approval letter from TSA to your local driver exam office to apply for the CDL license with the hazardous materials endorsement. You must pass all required test(s) and Driver Services must have received clearance from TSA prior to issuing the license.
NOTE: You should allow at least 30-60 days to complete the TSA application and fingerprinting process. If you choose to be issued a CDL without the hazardous materials endorsement pending approval from TSA, you are required to reapply and pay another licensing fee once the assessment has been completed and approved to have the endorsement added to your CDL. Driver Services must be notified by TSA that you are approved before your hard-copy license can be released.
First-Time Hazmat Applicants: Are required to complete the assessment prior to being issued a CDL driver license with the hazardous materials endorsement. You must pass the written test for the Hazardous Materials endorsement.
Applicants renewing their Wyoming CDL with Hazardous Materials Endorsements: Must renew in person and complete the assessment prior to renewing. You will be required to pass the written test for Hazardous Materials each time you renew to retain the endorsement. You cannot renew by mail if you want to retain the hazardous materials endorsement.
Applicants transferring their out-of-state CDL to a Wyoming CDL: If you have completed a TSA assessment in another state within the previous five years, the examiner will have to verify with the TSA website your approval date. The Wyoming CDL license with the hazardous materials endorsement will be issued only for the time period left on your five year TSA assessment. You may choose to complete a new TSA assessment prior to being issued the Wyoming CDL if you would like to be issued a full-term license. You will be required to pass the written test for Hazardous Materials to retain the endorsement.
Questions regarding federal regulations for commercial drivers should be directed to www.fmcsa.dot.gov
or by calling 307-772-2305.