Earn your hazmat endorsement as a CDL driver.

Hazmat Training at Rosedale Technical College

In Pennsylvania, drivers can be fined up to $500 for noncompliance with safety regulations. The only vehicles that should be on the roads are those which have passed routine testing on their general safety and emission levels.


To obtain a hazmat endorsement, a truck driver must first pass a written exam that covers topics such as transportation of any hazardous material, emergency response, and security.

In addition, drivers must also pass a knowledge test that demonstrates their ability to safely operate a vehicle carrying hazmat materials. Once drivers have obtained a hazmat endorsement, they will be subject to additional regulations such as background checks and fingerprinting. These measures are necessary to ensure that drivers who carry hazmat materials are qualified and capable of doing so safely.

Once students have passed the test, they must then complete an Application for Security Threat Assessment and have their fingerprints taken in order to apply for a Federal Security Threat Assessment. PennDOT will need to receive federal approval from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) before issuing a Hazardous Material endorsement. The entire process can take up to 90 days.

CDL Hazmat Endorsement Training Class

Before registering to take this class, you must verify that you meet all the requirements to take the test. Please visit the PennDOT site for full details and requirements.

  • Cost (Class Only) $200

To Take the Class:

  • You must bring your driver’s license
  • Students must be present in the the entire class and achieve an 80% passing grade in order to qualify to take the test.

Allow 5 working days for the system to update before you schedule/visit the DMV for testing.

*Passing this course does not guarantee a passing grade or a certificate.

After you pass all testing and PennDOT receives federal approval, a camera card or photo hazmat CDL will be issued.


Classes will be from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM

June 8, 2022
July 13, 2022
September 7, 2022
October 12, 2022
November 16, 2022
December 21, 2022