Individuals seeking to practice for the qualification test to have a HAZMAT endorsement added to a Commercial Drivers Licence can visit online trucking resources, such as Truckers Report or Trucker Country for practice tests and information. The site CDL Career Now also offers online training and job-specific practice tests.Continue Reading
The Department of Motor Vehicles for each state offers a form of HAZMAT endorsement or certification for anyone possessing a Commercial Drivers License that confirms a minimum understanding and ability to transport any hazardous materials. This certification is a legal requirement to transport materials that have the potential to cause harm to people or the environment if not handled properly.
Each state has a different set of requirements to receive HAZMAT endorsement. For example, Pennsylvania applications must pay an application fee, obtain a Knowledge Test Authorization through the mail, pass a written Knowledge Test and apply for a Federal Security Threat Assessment, as well as pay any additional applicable fees, as of February 2014.
Each level of testing focuses on the applicant's knowledge of how to handle a variety of hazardous materials in numerous situations. It also ensures that applicants are aware of how to inform other motorists of the potentially dangerous materials present within the vehicle.Learn more about Careers