Hazmat_Endorsement_Guidebook

CDL Hazmat Endorsement Requirements by State

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.

Alabama

Law Enforcement Agency Motor Carrier Safety Unit

Alaska

Department of Administration Division of Motor Vehicles

Arizona

Department of Transportation

Arkansas

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.

California

Department of Motor Vehicles.

Colorado

Department of Revenue

Connecticut

Department of Motor Vehicles

Delaware

Department of Motor Vehicles

Florida

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Georgia

Department of Driver Services

Hawaii

Department of Transportation

Idaho

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.

Illinois

Secretary of State

Indiana

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Iowa

Department of Transportation

Kansas

Department of Transportation

Kentucky

Transportation Cabinet

Louisiana

Office of Motor Vehicles

Maine

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.

Maryland

Department of Transportation

Massachusetts

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Michigan

Department of State

Minnesota

Department of Public Safety

Mississippi

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.

Missouri

Department of Revenue

Montana

Department of Justice

Nebraska

Department of Motor Vehicles

Nevada

Department of Motor Vehicles

New Hampshire

Division of Motor Vehicles

New Jersey

Motor Vehicle Commission

New Mexico

Motor Vehicle Division

New York

Department of Motor Vehicles

North Carolina

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.

North Dakota

Department of Transportation

Ohio

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Oklahoma

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.

Oregon

Department of Transportation

Pennsylvania

Driver & Vehicle Services

Rhode Island

Division of Motor Vehicles

South Carolina

Department of Motor Vehicles

South Dakota

Department of Public Safety

Tennessee

Department of Safety & Homeland Security

Texas

Department of Public Safety

Vermont

Department of Motor Vehicles

Virginia

Department of Motor Vehicles

Washington

Department of Licensing

West Virginia

Department of Transportation

Wisconsin

Department of Transportation

Wyoming

Department of Transportation

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.

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