Hazmat Renewal Question (Texas)

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  1. Shyrage

    Shyrage Light Load Member

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    My hazmat renewal is coming up and I'm trying to see if anyone knows how to get the hazmat date to be the same as your license renewal. My hazmat renewal is at the end of July but the license renewal is at the beginning of August. A friend of mine says you have to ask for an extension first, then take the test on your birthday so you can have it on the same day. Is this the only way or is there a way to do so? I'm trying to get everything to be on the same date. It would make everything so much easier.
     
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  3. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Yes easier, but it's not going to happen. Your license always expires on your birthday in most states. So when you renew early you license is actually good for a little more than 5 years. But by the Federal regulation, you Hazmat can only be good for 5 years exactly from the date it was issued.
     
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  4. Shyrage

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    ok, so just to be sure from your response, are your saying that it isn't possible to have the hazmat renewal date the same as your license renewal?
     
  5. CAXPT

    CAXPT Road Train Member

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    Here's the problem. You go through a Hazmat TSA check. From the date that is issued, it's good for 5 years. Your license expired on your birthday, but your security clearance must be approved before you take the test. How are you going to synchronize that? You can't. At least you don't have to do like me and pay every 4 years to go through that security check again. I never last the full 5 years I paid for. :) So regardless when you take the test...the date of expiration is the date your Hazmat Security check was approved.
     
  6. Shyrage

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    ok got it. There's no way of having it the same date.
     
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  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    That's right. Of course you could move over here to Arkansas where your CDL is only good for four years and then your problem will be solved. Lol
     
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  8. Shyrage

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    haha! Well my question was answered so thank you
     
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