How long does it take to get a hazmat certificate?

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  1. bigmac60

    bigmac60 Bobtail Member

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    How long does it take to get a hazmat?
     
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  3. .honeybadger.

    .honeybadger. Road Train Member

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    The background check is what takes so long and typically takes about a month, sometimes less.
     
  4. Febreeze

    Febreeze Light Load Member

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    It took them about 4 days to get back to me after I sent in my info/prints.
    While you're at it, consider getting your TWIC.
     
  5. azandy

    azandy Bobtail Member

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    After passing the written test, I went the next day and did finger prints for the FBI and I had my new coupon in less than two weeks.
     
  6. .honeybadger.

    .honeybadger. Road Train Member

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    You guys are lucky with the quick turnaround!
     
  7. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    10 days, to get my certificate from the TSA.passed test and have a temp, until NC mails my new to me. about another week.maybe.
     
  8. Scuby

    Scuby Heavy Load Member

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    Figure two to four weeks. It for the most part depends how many TSA/FBI has to check out when your request is sent in. Mine took about a week.
     
  9. throttlejockey

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    If you have your TWIC it's a little faster for the results. It takes about a month after passing the test for the fingerprint results to get back to you.
     
  10. Buffalo Chip

    Buffalo Chip Light Load Member

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    Here in New York it takes about a month ... since you are a student time shouldn't be a worry, even the companies that require it will generally give a new hire time to get the endorsement if they do not already have it.

    Since you are a student I would recommend getting it.

    When I first got my CDL I made sure I got every endorsement I could get, Hazmat, Tank, Triples, Towing, Passenger, Steel Coil (That one is a New York State Only one).
     
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