the hazmat test as far as I know has to be taking in the home state of the issuing license. I don't believe there is any other way around it.:sweat:i was wondering since i live in florida do i have to take the hazmat test here?? or can i go to like chattanooga and take the test?? i plan on going back to covenant next week and were promised a dedicated route when i get my hazmat and just dont want to have to come home to get it. plus they are paying for it.
You can pick up a copy of the CDL handbook at the nearest driver testing location, probably Murfreesboro road for you. It is really thick but only one part has the study material for hazmatt. I have one of the books, but as I am the only one at my company who would be endorsed, I would be forced to do all the haz work and it really doesn't pay any more then regular runs.What all is involved in getting your hazmat and how long or hard is the test and where do you get the material to study for it? We are thinking about getting it thru work since they will pay for it but haven't checked into it much yet. Just trying to ge the basic learning done first.
I let mine lapse in 2003. Decided to get it again in September 06.
Fingerprinting was 89.25 and included the background check. Took about 2 weeks. Took the test and was supposed to be good for 4 years.
License was expiring in March of this year and they told me I had to do it all over again. Now working for a company that does not need hazmat, so let it lapse again.
Now, looking at tankers, fuel etc. So, I had to do the whole thing again.
Fingerprinted one Monday am. Letter of approval on the Saturday of same week. Test on Monday am. Took total of one week.
I have a question that needs an answer about hazmat endorsement, because I too, left mine lapse. do you have to do the background check before you test or after?