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Hazardous Material Requirements

The Uniting & Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act was signed into law on October 25, 2001.


This Federal law addresses terrorism and national security and includes provisions that require commercial drivers who transport hazardous materials
to have their fingerprints taken and successfully complete a Federal criminal history background check (federal security threat assessment).


New (Initial) Hazardous (H) material endorsement holders

  1. Driver must first obtain a North Dakota commercial permit or a North Dakota commercial license.
  2. Initiate the federal security threat assessment.
  3. Take the Hazardous material knowledge test in order to put the H endorsement on their North Dakota CDL license.

Renewal applicants and Transfer applicants

  1. Applicants with a North Dakota Commercial Driver's License who are renewing their H endorsement
    will be required to undergo the federal security threat assessment.
  2. Applicants with Out-of-state Commercial Driver's License will need to obtain a North Dakota Commercial Driver's License
    in order to initiate the federal security threat assessment
    however, if the prior state of record can confirm that a security assessment was already done,
    North Dakota may honor that assessment pending the time remaining on it.
  3. When the security assessment is passed, the driver can then take the Hazardous material knowledge test
    in order to put the H endorsement on their North Dakota Commercial Driver's License.

To initiate the federal security threat assessment and obtain information on fees and TSA fingerprint collection site locations,
visit the federal website at https://universalenroll.dhs.gov or call the federal Help Desk at 1-855-347-8371.


North Dakota and Surrounding Area Fingerprint Sites
Fingerprint Collection Site Phone Number
Bismarck, North Dakota call 701-223-4424 for an appointment
Dickinson, North Dakota call 701-483-6559 for an appointment
Minot, North Dakota call 1-855-347-8371 for an appointment
Aberdeen, South Dakota see federal website for details
Sidney, Montana see federal website for details
St Cloud, Minnesota see federal website for details