How much do you know about H endorsement renewal? Is it easy to renew your CDL license with endorsements? How does it cost? Following this post to know anything about renewing an H endorsement.
1. What is the H endorsement?
Drivers who hold CDL license with an H endorsement, are authorized to operate vehicles that transport Hazardous materials.
To get this type of endorsement, you have to answer a series of 30 multiple choice questions regarding hazardous materials, and its format is only available in English.
The endorsement duration is limited, after it expires you will need an H endorsement renewal if you still want to make a living by driving hazardous materials.
2. Requirements to get H endorsement
Required documents to have H endorsement renewal
- Have a valid CDL license or CDL permit.
- Your age must be 21 or older to meet the regulation.
- Undergo the TSA Hazardous materials endorsement threat assessment program.
- Proof of U.S citizen or lawful permanent resident documents
- Present a valid H endorsement medical.
- Present a medical waiver.
- Submit fingerprints along with the ID cards.
Pass the following tests
- Pass a vision test.
- The background check is taken by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment.
- Pass the Hazardous materials CDL knowledge exam. Prepare for this chapter by taking the CDL Hazmat practice test based on the CDL manual.
- Pay all applicable CDL test and endorsement fees before sitting in the exam.
Read more >> CDL Hazmat endorsement study guide
3. Fee renewal H endorsement and CDL license
Like other endorsements as well as the standard CDL license, H- hazmat endorsement will be expired after a duration. Each state has different rules and regulations about the license periods, you should contact your DMV state to ensure everything. Note that if you don’t renew your license on time, you would pay a late fee.
Besides, the fee of H endorsement renewal varies from state to state, following the table below to know more details.
State Renewal License Fee
Texas 18- 84: renewal
85 and older: renewal
85 and older: renewal $26
District of Columbia Driver License (new or renewal) $ 48 for 8 years
Maryland Renewal class A, B, C valid 8 years $74
Florida Renewal CDL $81.25
Washington Renew CDL with endorsement $180 for 6 years
Illinois Renewing current $60
Massachusetts Class A, B, or C for 5 years $75.00
Maine Renew Class C -under 65 - 6 years $55.00
Renew class C - 65 years old and older- 6 years $20.00
Rhode Island CDL license - 70 years old or older - valid 2 years $33.50
Mississippi Late Renewal fee $1.00
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