Obtaining a hazmat endorsement can be one of the most difficult CDL endorsements to attain. It’s not because the test is difficult, its because you have to complete considerably more steps to get it compared to other CDL endorsements.
One of the requirements for a hazmat endorsement that can be a bit confusing, and intimidating, to potential hazmat drivers is the background check and threat assessment. The background check and threat assessment are not required for any of the other endorsements, they are only needed to attain the hazmat CDL endorsement. It his article I will explain everything you need to know about the hazmat endorsement background check so that you know what to expect when you begin the process of applying for it and obtaining it.