Effective on and after May 31, 2005, all renewal applicants of a Hazardous Materials Endorsement must initiate the fingerprint based criminal background check. Renewals will be handled just as they have always been handled in the past until May 31, 2005. The procedure on and after May 31st, will be as follows:
An applicant currently holding a CDL Hazardous Materials Endorsement which will expire on or after May 31, 2005 will be sent a notification letter by the Division of Driver Licensing approximately 60 days prior to the expiration. This notification will advise the applicant that they must initiate the fingerprint based criminal background check prior to the expiration date. The correspondence will also advise the applicant of the telephone number (1-888-655-9655) for making an appointment with the KSP for fingerprinting. The renewal process is as otherwise explained for initial applicants above concerning proof of identity and fees.
Renewal Drivers with a Hazmat Endorsement
For renewal drivers the 30-day application requirement may be waived if a driver can show just cause as to the reason the threat assessment process was not started at a reasonable time after receiving the letter from the Transportation Cabinet.
For example, a driver may be required to provide:
• A notarized letter from their employer
• A copy of their logbook indicating they were on the road and unavailable to start the process or have,
• Returned mail entry posted on their driving record.
Renewal drivers will still be required to hold a valid CDL with the Hazardous Material endorsement, and show proof that the threat assessment process has been started, either by an entry on the driving record or a copy of the receipt, even if the 30-day application requirement is waived.
NOTE: The written knowledge test for the Hazardous Material Endorsement cannot be administered until the applicant has been notified by TSA that they may proceed in obtaining the endorsement. In some cases, you may be eligible for a ninety (90) day extension to complete your threat assessment. This will be determined by the CDL section at the Division of Driver Licensing.
If the threat assessment you completed in the previous state will not cover the length of your license issued in Kentucky, you will be required to undergo a new security threat assessment.
Title 51 U.S.C. §5103a
49 C.F.R. Part 1572
502 KAR 10:120E
Kentucky Hazardous Material Endorsement Fingerprint Locations
Call 1-888-655-9655 for appointment
Lexington at 162 East Main Street, Room 201
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
Louisville at Bowman Field, 3501 Roger E. Schupp Street,
Louisville, Kentucky 40205;
Erlanger at 645 Stevenson Road,
Erlanger, Kentucky 41018;
Paducah at McCracken County Courthouse, South 7th Street
Paducah, Kentucky 42003;
Madisonville at Hopkins County Courthouse, Main Street
Madisonville, Kentucky 42431
Bowling Green at Warren County Courthouse, 1001 Center Street
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
London at Laurel County Courthouse, 105 South Main Street, Room 102
London, Kentucky 40743
Paintsville, at Johnson County Courthouse, Court Street
Paintsville, Kentucky 41240