HazMat fingerprint background checks starts today

TSA implements HazMat fingerprint-based background checks

Today the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented its mandatory fingerprint-identification background checks for HazMat drivers. All states are now required to have a station where drivers seeking HazMat endorsement could have their fingerprints collected and transmitted to the TSA and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

In circumstances where the applicants are in states that have a TSA agent collect and transmit fingerprints, the total fee will be $94. Currently 34 states have contracted a TSA agent, while the other states have opted to collect and transmit the information on their own.

See HazMat fingerprint fees finalized and Contractor gearing up for TSA fingerprinting.

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