Changing state of residence- CDL

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by CamryXSE, Sep 24, 2023.

  1. CamryXSE

    CamryXSE Light Load Member

    Sep 10, 2020
    They don't make it easy. Has anyone been through it recently.

    Specifically hazmat. Specifically, not only do you have to take a written test again, now you need to pay $86.50 for a hazmat threat assessment?

    Hopefully no fingerprints, again?

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  3. lual

    lual Road Train Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    SW Georgia
    Don't feel bad.

    I had to do the EXACT same thing here in GA very recently -- and I'm not even changing states (just renewing). :(

    -- L
  4. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    I changed from Missouri to KS and had to get fingerprinted again and retest. I said to hell with it and let it drop. It’s a money grab. Fortunately I didn’t need it, I was just interested in keeping it. So wasn’t worth it for me. And your new state may differ. Best of luck!
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  5. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Berea, KY
    When i changed states i had to test but not much else
    They want me to take test annnnddd fingerprint again..... i am going to drop it, i dont need it anymore. I retire in a month and any trucking jobs will be short term wallet recessitation
  6. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    Thank the feds for that. Hazmat is not transferable so you have to do the whole fingerprinting/background check and written/computer test again. and again every 5 years to keep it
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  7. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    What’s even better is the federal government can’t seem to be able to use the same set of fingerprints for everything. I’ve had my passport for years, then when I got my TWIC card before going to Hawaii I had to be fingerprinted again. Living in Missoula at the time the only choices for fingerprinting were Billings or Spokane. A couple years ago when I was thinking about pulling tanker for my friend I was going to have to be fingerprinted again for Hazmat. Always nice paying over $100 multiple times when your fingerprints should be on file somewhere. Heck, the government decided earlier this year that I wasn’t a criminal and could renew my TWIC online.
  8. Keepforgettingmypassword

    Keepforgettingmypassword Medium Load Member

    Jan 11, 2022
    Done it twice. It's just part of the industry. Doesn't make it right.
  9. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    Just dropped my Haz, now got to drive to Little Rock or memphis to get it done, so 100 miles one way.
    Fingerprint again, that is.
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  10. CamryXSE

    CamryXSE Light Load Member

    Sep 10, 2020
    Thank you for explaining that. Even though my body is in another location Ive been dragging my feet about changing residency. The main reason is the difficulty of switching my CDL.

    I read through the thread and we see guys just dropping their hazmat endorsement. Maybe I'll change residency toward the end of the 5 years!? (My truck driving self normally isn't in either state...)
  11. Jamie01

    Jamie01 Light Load Member

    Dec 13, 2020
    I've been fingerprinted for hazmat/TWIC, and when I got my Postal Badge (I drive for a USPS contractor), and for the state DMV when I became a motorcycle instructor, and years ago so I could be a volunteer math tutor at the high school. I've been using the same fingers this whole time, so if all these databases can't talk to each other, what's the point?
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