Drivers who move to Michigan must immediately
apply for a Michigan license, which is valid for up to four years and expires on
the driver's birthday. You must be at least 21 years old to obtain the required
endorsement to drive vehicles carrying hazardous materials.
Learn more about the requirements for a
Michigan driver's license at www.Michigan.gov/sos.
If you do not have a hazardous
materials endorsement on your out-of-state license and wish to apply for one on
your Michigan license, you must
a federal background record check (BRC)
with the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) and TSA must approve your application for a hazardous
materials endorsement (HME) on your driver license.
The TSA will send
their results to
you by letter once your background check is completed.
The TSA approval letter verifies
that you have passed the background records check. This approval is good for
five years from the date the letter was issued. You must present the TSA
approval letter at the Secretary of State office when you apply for your
hazardous materials endorsement.
If possible, apply for
background record check at least 45-60 days before you move to Michigan.
Although TSA believes most applicants will receive a response within 30 days,
you may want to allow time for mailing and unexpected delays. To learn more
about the Hazardous Material Threat Assessment Program
and its requirements please
visit the TSA
Web site and the Universal
Enrollment Services site at:
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