Getting Hazmat Endorsement and TWIC Card

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  1. JrzyDave

    JrzyDave Bobtail Member

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    I am in school at the moment and I'd like to add hazmat if/when I successfully complete all my cdl testing (already have tanker). From reading this forum of course I knew having a TWIC card would be a good thing to have so I applied and received it about 6 months ago. My understanding is that the TWIC card satisfies the HME requirements for background check/ fingerprinting etc......?

    So do I just need to pass the written portion of the Hazmat at the DMV and show the clerk my TWIC card or is there more to it than that? I hope that makes sense. :)
     
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  3. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    It makes sense.

    But no, it does NOT satisfy the HME background check requirements.

    Some jurisdictions give you a price break if you get them done at the same time.

    But they are two different programs, administered by two different agencies, that don't communicate with each other.

    However, contact your state's licensing agency to be sure.
     
  4. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    Get the doubles endorsement too
     
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  5. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Agreed. Also get Tanker endorsement. The Tanker endorsement is required for some common freight loaded into dry van, reefer, and flatbed. A long time ago you only needed Tanker endorsement to pull the tanker trailers, like for fuel or liquids. Tanker written test is easy and, like other endorsements, is available online for free.
     
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  6. JrzyDave

    JrzyDave Bobtail Member

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    so this is what is confusing me:

    Can TWIC card be used for hazmat?

    In October 2018 the TSA Modernization Act addressed this duplicative process by allowing states, prior to issuing a hazmat endorsement, to use an existing, valid TWIC as evidence that the required TSA threat assessment had been completed. ...Apr 6, 2020

    TSA Simplifies Trucking Hazmat Endorsements for TWIC Card Holders - PrePass
     
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  7. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    This link and it's info are from April 2020, over a year ago.

    Contact your state's DMV and consult TSA resources for correct and current info.

    I have a valid TWIC, but had to do a hazmat background check this month to renew my hazmat endorsement.

    Supposedly, here in Ohio, if I had TWO years left on my TWIC, I could have used it for my hazmat check.
     
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  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Doubles and tanker are two easy tests. Common sense is enough to pass those.

    I took all three in one day when I got mine.
     
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    You still need the hazmat background check, and letter from TSA.

    Joe wants his $90.
     
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    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    True.

    Thankfully back when I got it they put the endorsement on your license while the TSA check was pending. It doesn’t happen that way anymore.
     
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  11. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    They're leaving it up to state discretion as to whether they accept the TWIC or want a separate background check.
     
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