Haz-Mat Endorsement (Oklahoma residents)
As of January 31, 2005, all first-time CDL applicants wishing to obtain the Hazardous Materials endorsement will be required to undergo a Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) background check and fingerprinting prior to receiving a Haz-Mat endorsement. For a list of disqualifying criminal offenses, click here.
Central Tech continues to encourage students to obtain the Hazardous Materials endorsement because we feel that it will increase employment opportunities. It is recommended that all Oklahoma residents wishing to obtain the Hazardous Materials endorsement and planning to attend Central Tech Truck Driver Training complete the following steps before the first day of class:
1.Go to universalenroll.dhs.gov and complete the information requested, obtain a confirmation number, and pay $86.50 with a credit card (VISA or MasterCard). If you do not pay with credit card, a money order made payable to Integrated Biometric Technology will be required. To view a list of the types of questions asked, click here.
NOTE: On the application, where it requests your CDL license number, use your current Oklahoma driver’s license number.
2.Go to one of the following fingerprinting collection sites. There are currently 3 locations in Oklahoma:
UES Enrollment Center
1419 S. Council Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73128
M-F 8am-12pm & 1pm-4:30pm
Effective 11/21/16, new address in OKC will be 5701 S.W. 5th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73128
UES Enrollment Center
14720 E. Admiral Pl. Ste. I
Tulsa, OK 74116
M-F 8:30am-12pm; 1pm-4:30pm & Sat. 9-12pm
UES Enrollment Center
5202 S. W. 11th St.
Lawton, OK 73501
Applicants should expect to receive written notification from TSA within 30 days after the in-person enrollment is complete. Some applicants may experience a longer wait time of 45+ days when records require a more detailed review. Applicants may check their status online via our enrollment portal.
- For individuals whose fingerprints may not be of sufficient quality for processing, an alternate process may add additional application processing time of 2-4 weeks.
- For individuals who elect to update personal information (such as legal name changes) after their person enrollment, processing time may take 1-3 months to make that change.
- To ensure all eligible applicants receive their security threat assessment results in a timely manner, TSA encourages applicants to apply for employment related programs (TWIC and HME) at least 10 to 12 weeks prior to when the results will be required.
Effective 10/1/16, the fee for a new TWIC enrollment will be reduced to $125.25. Replacement card and reduced fee enrollment fees will not change.
All applicants must have one Primary and one Secondary form of identification at fingerprinting collection sites.
- U.S. Passport
- Certificate of Naturalization (INS Form N-550 or N-570)
- Unexpired foreign passport with I-551 stamp or attached INS Form I-94 indicating unexpired employment authorization.
- Driver’s license or ID card issued by a state, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, address, date of birth, gender, height, and eye color.
- U.S. Military/Retire ID Card
- Military dependent’s ID card
- ID card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies or entities, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, address, date of birth, gender, height, and eye color.
- Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (INS Form N-560 or N-561
- Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card with photograph (INS Form I-151 or I-551)
- Voter’s registration card
- U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Card
- U.S. social security card issued by the Social Security Administration (other than a card stating it is not valid for employment)
- Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority or outlying possession of the United States bearing an official seal
- US Citizen ID Card
- Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545 or Form DS-1350)
- Native American tribal document
- U.S. Military Discharge papers DD214
- Civil Marriage Certificate
- U.S. Adoption Papers
Once TSA completes the security threat assessment, the applicant will be notified of the results by US Mail. Oklahoma Department of Public Safety will be notified whether the applicant may obtain or renew a hazardous materials endorsement.
Licenses – TWIC
TWIC – Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC™)
The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) is a vital security measure that will ensure individuals who pose a threat do not gain unescorted access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime transportation system.
TWIC was established by Congress through the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and is administered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Coast Guard. TWICs are tamper-resistant biometric credentials that will be issued to workers who require unescorted access to secure areas of ports, vessels, outer continental shelf facilities and all credentialed merchant mariners. It is anticipated that more than 1 million workers including longshoremen, truckers, port employees and others will be required to obtain a TWIC.
To obtain a TWIC, an individual must provide biographic and biometric information such as fingerprints, sit for a digital photograph and successfully pass a security threat assessment conducted by TSA. Pre-enrollment is recommended as it is designed to save the applicant time by enabling them to provide their biographical information and make an appointment for in-person enrollment.