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CDL DRIVERS: Indiana BMV Announces Hazmat Fingerprinting Changes

  
  
  
  
  
  

 

Hazmat Fingerprinting ChangesEffective August 17, 2009, the Hazmat applications and fingerprinting for the state of Indiana are being coordinated by L1 Enrollment Services, an agent of TSA.

  • Starting August 10, 2009, Indiana drivers can either apply online at http://www.hazprints.com/ or by calling the L1 driver call center at 1-877-429-7746.  Drivers must complete the application either online or by calling the Driver Call Center before appearing for fingerprinting.
  • Drivers cannot get fingerprinted at an L1 site until August 17, 2009
  • Once a driver has completed the application, they can visit any of the nine L1 Enrollment Services locations here in Indiana in addition to the numerous other locations, located in the 38 other states that participate.  Indiana will have locations in Indianapolis, Evansville, Ft. Wayne, Logansport, Merrillville, Terre Haute, Richmond, and Seymour. For a complete listing visit http://www.hazprints.com/.   
  • Appointments are highly recommended.  Walk-ins will not be turned away; however, a driver may have to wait until there is an opening.

Once a driver has been approved for the HME endorsement, he or she may visit any Indiana license branch to complete the license process.  Please note that beginning 1/1/09, anyone applying for a license in Indiana will be issued an interim license at the branch (if their current license is expired or set to expire in less than 14 days) and will be mailed the actual credential in 10 days or less.

Drivers seeking to add the Hazmat endorsement will still be required to take the Hazmat test at a local Indiana BMV branch. The driver may take the test prior to or after the TSA Threat Assessment (fingerprinting/background checks), but the written test results are only valid for 180 days. 


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Comments

Why is it required to be fingerprinted every time you renew a cdl license with hazmat endorsement? My fingerprints have not changed since the first time I was printed for the military in 1986. It seems like an unnecessary expense for drivers to pay an additional $100 for a renewal.  
 
Also, consolidating the fingerprint locations to a select few sites is another additional burden placed on the driver. We can no longer show up at the BMV and renew our licenses. I had to make an appointment, just like a doctors visit, and take time off from work to be fingerprinted. The inconvenience alone was bad enough, but the loss of income from leaving work made the fingerprint fee around $300. That's not acceptable!
Posted @ Saturday, March 06, 2010 11:39 AM by David
I agree with the poser David. What a waste of people's time and money. Typical inefficiency at it's best brought to you by the U.S. Government. Fingerprints don't change, Stupid! 
 
 
 
This really gives one great faith in a government run healthcare system. And while somebody's at it, why not look into the allegations that Michael Chertof owns a piece of the action in the full body scanners they are dumping in airports for "security" reasons.
Posted @ Friday, February 18, 2011 4:22 AM by Joe Kule
I agree with the poser David. What a waste of people's time and money. Typical inefficiency at it's best brought to you by the U.S. Government. Fingerprints don't change, Stupid! 
 
 
 
This really gives one great faith in a government run healthcare system. And while somebody's at it, why not look into the allegations that Michael Chertof owns a piece of the action in the full body scanners they are dumping in airports for "security" reasons.
Posted @ Friday, February 18, 2011 4:23 AM by Joe Kule
I applied 3 weeks ago for Hazmat Renewal and I have still not recieved anything in the mail for approval so I may go to BMV. I have to have these licence by July 31, 2011.
Posted @ Saturday, July 09, 2011 3:49 PM by Roger Matthews
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