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    Haven't been able to find an answer to this. Does any know or have they heard, once you have your prints taken, and receive the letter back. How long do you have to add your haz mat before you have to worry about being fingerprinted. I have a friend who had has prints done and passed the background check but never went back and reinstated has haz mat. Under this situation, how long is that background check good for before you have to go back and do it again (the prints)? I did mine, paid the money and added the endorsement even though I ended up not taking the job I needed it for. I figured I paid the money I might as well add it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cueball View Post
    Haven't been able to find an answer to this. Does any know or have they heard, once you have your prints taken, and receive the letter back. How long do you have to add your haz mat before you have to worry about being fingerprinted. I have a friend who had has prints done and passed the background check but never went back and reinstated has haz mat. Under this situation, how long is that background check good for before you have to go back and do it again (the prints)? I did mine, paid the money and added the endorsement even though I ended up not taking the job I needed it for. I figured I paid the money I might as well add it.
    From TSA | Transportation Security Administration | U.S. Department of Homeland Security used "hme" in the search block:

    Q: How often must a driver be fingerprinted and qualified under this rule?
    A: Generally, you must renew your HME every five years, although some states may require more frequent reviews. You will be required to submit new fingerprints at the time of renewal of the endorsement.
    From Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    384.233 Background records checks.

    (a) The State shall comply with Transportation Security Administration requirements concerning background records checks for drivers seeking to obtain, renew, transfer or upgrade a hazardous materials endorsement in 49 CFR Part 1572, to the extent those provisions impose requirements on the State.

    (b) The State shall comply with each requirement of 49 CFR 383.141.
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    Absolutely STUPID to have to be re-printed for every renewal - unless TSA is worried about you sending your cousin Abdul El Salami in to get a CDL in your name. Since MOST STATES have electronic photo DL's (and yer picture even comes up in the cop car's computer when they punch you in), it's ridiculous to suspect an "identity theft" issue, related to renewals.

    What a WASTE OF TIME AND $$ (something the government is an EXPERT AT).

    I renew my carry permit every 7 years - and all they require is a recent photo - and that covers me for anything I can hide on my person, as long as it's legal to own.

    Rick

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    if i read your question correctly, u have taken the fingerprints and background but havent yet reinstated or taken the test for hazmat??

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcel27208 View Post
    if i read your question correctly, u have taken the fingerprints and background but havent yet reinstated or taken the test for hazmat??
    That is correct. Had a job lined up where it was needed and then the job offer fell throught before taking the test and adding the endorsement. Now Have an opportunity to use it, but...

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    I think that if I had gone to the expense of paying for the background check that I would have had the endorsement added to my license.

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