Haz-Mat endorsement process?

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  1. wastetrucks

    wastetrucks Light Load Member

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    I was contacted recently for a pretty decent paying union job, but I need Hazmat endorsement. They said as long as I am in the process I will be considered and interviewed. Anyway what is the process? Do I go up to DMV and fill out something or just study the book, and go up one day and test? I know there is a fingerprint deal, and background check that cost 90 bucks here in NJ. I'm not talking about that part. Do I have to go to the DMV and fill out something today, then take the test, or just study, then go up when ready? I'm just a little confused as to how to start the process. Is there anywhere online I can download the portion of the book I need for Hazmat instead of getting a book from the DMV?
     
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  3. flybynight12

    flybynight12 Medium Load Member

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    you make an appointment to get finger print/background done about a month later you get a letter in the mail saying your not a terrorist take it to dmv take test
     
  4. D33RHUNT3R

    D33RHUNT3R Medium Load Member

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    Yes, you just need to go to the CDL testing site in your area and take the haz-mat endorsement test then once you pass that then you are started in the process, you'll need to do the fingerprinting and threat assessment part after that, it takes about 30-45 days to get that approved and another 10 days or so to get a copy in the mail.
     
  5. wastetrucks

    wastetrucks Light Load Member

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    Wow 45 days! I guess I can forget about this job then, I though maybe two weeks. Oh well I'll get it anyway, and apply next time. Thanks for the information guys.
     
  6. D33RHUNT3R

    D33RHUNT3R Medium Load Member

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    If you go pass the Hazmat test you have started the PROCESS..
     
  7. wastetrucks

    wastetrucks Light Load Member

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    If you go pass the Hazmat test you have started the PROCESS..

    I hear ya, but if it takes that long I'd say they are gonna go with someone else. I'd say my chances are quite low if I won't receive my Hazmat Endorsement for 45 days. See where I'm going here?
     
  8. Menehune

    Menehune Light Load Member

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    Most companies understand the process. Depending on the company they may or may not want you. Some, the better ones, will take you if you are a good candidate . Then they will notify their dispatchers who, knowing you dont have hazmat yet, will dispatch you on only non-hazmat loads. But if you dont get it within areasonable time, like 90 days (as this is usually the trial period before you become perminent). Actually go for it, all they can do is turn you down.
     
  9. DougA

    DougA Road Train Member

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    Renewed my hazmat CDL today here in Md.Make an appointment,go to MVA,first they check your credentials,then you go to fingerprint department,give them $88.,then go to test dept.,take hazmat test,pass,go back to credential lady where you started,give them another $50.,they give you license,out the door.Took about an hour and a half here.
     
  10. D33RHUNT3R

    D33RHUNT3R Medium Load Member

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    Keyword is RENEWED..
     
  11. DougA

    DougA Road Train Member

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    I understand that,I just put MY experience to provide a little insight into the process!
     
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