To add a Hazmat endorsement to your CDL-A driver’s license, you’ll have to apply to the state government organization that granted you your commercial license in the first place. Each state has slightly different CDL Hazmat endorsement requirements, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations for commercial drivers licenses that are specific to your state.
To help truck drivers who are looking to add a Hazmat endorsement to their license, we’ve compiled a list of the state organizations that administer the certifications with links to their websites so you can learn about each state’s requirements and procedures.
Just scroll down, find your state, and follow the appropriate link.
Law Enforcement Agency Motor Carrier Safety Unit
Department of Administration Division of Motor Vehicles
Arkansas’ Department of Finance does not have any information about obtaining a Hazmat endorsement for a CDL-A license on its website, but you can call the state’s commercial drivers license help desk at 501-682-1400. Follow this link for more information.
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
The Idaho Transportation Department administers Class A drivers licenses and Hazmat endorsements. But the Idaho government has also set up a resources website specifically for truckers that includes a page on Hazmat endorsements.
The Maine Department of the Secretary of State does not have a web page devoted to CDL Hazmat endorsements, but a complete copy of the state’s commercial driver manual can be found here.
Mississippi’s Department of Public Safety doesn’t have a web page devoted to Hazmat endorsements. See the applicable section of the state’s commercial driver manual, which can be accessed here.
There isn’t a web page devoted to Hazmat endorsements on North Carolina’s Division of Motor Vehicles website, but the state’s complete commercial driver manual can be downloaded here.
The website for Oklahoma’s Department of Public Safety does not have a section dedicated to Hazmat endorsements. Consult Section 9-1 of the state’s commercial driver manual, which can be accessed here.
Department of Safety & Homeland Security
We hope this list has been helpful. If you know of better online information about how your home state handles Hazmat endorsements for commercial drivers licenses, please find us on Facebook and post a link to the page or article you think is better to our Timeline. We’ll review the information and happily update this article.
On the other hand, if you didn’t find what you were looking for and still have questions about getting a Hazmat endorsement on your Class A drivers license, please feel free to contact us. We help our drivers obtain Hazmat endorsements every day and reimburse them for up to $100 of the cost of obtaining the endorsement.