The No. 1 FREE hazmat endorsement practice test. 75+ practice quiz questions and answers for the CDL HazMat Endorsement Test. This is the first in a series of HAZMAT CDL practice tests that are needed to prepare for the CDL exams.

We know that taking the HAZMAT test as part of your CDL permit can cause anxiety in even the most confident driver. That is why we designed this free HAZMAT endorsement practice test so that you can practice and get an idea of what types of questions will be asked on the actual test at the DMV.


HAZMAT Test 01

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If the identification number for the proper shipping name on your HAZMAT papers reads NA that means the shipment will be going to...?

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You have left your HAZMAT cargo to use a restroom at a gas station. The shipping papers should be...?

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HAZMAT placards must be at least what size along each edge?

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Battery fluid would fall into what category of HAZMAT?

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A vehicle carrying HAZMAT must have at least how many identical placards?

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Poison Inhalation Hazard or Poison Gas placards should be used...?

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Which of these HAZMAT falls into the 'spontaneously combustible' category?

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How many different classes of HAZMAT are there?

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If a HAZMAT shipment is not properly packaged and labeled, you should...?

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HAZMAT carriers must display warning signs of what shape?

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Compressed fluorine falls into what category of HAZMAT?

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On an original shipping paper, when a cargo contains both hazardous and nonhazardous products, hazardous materials must be listed how?

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When renewing your license, if you want to retain your HAZMAT endorsement, you must have taken and passed the written test within what time of license renewal?

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After you have a HAZMAT endorsement on your license, you must undergo training for the materials that you are planning to carry. Who is responsible for providing this training?

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If a HAZMAT is classified in the Hazardous Materials Table as 'forbidden' this means...?

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When you are carrying HAZMAT law enforcement officials may stop and check your vehicle for regulation compliance at...?

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Into which class of HAZMAT do fireworks fall?

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A HAZMAT endorsement on your license lasts for...?

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To qualify for a HAZMAT endorsement you must pass a written test, gaining at least...?

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Noncompliance with HAZMAT regulations can result in...?

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If a package/cargo is marked with a white triangle with a picture of a fish crossed with an X, this means...?

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Which of these is classified as a nonflammable gas?

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In government documents, Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) is often abbreviated to...?

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Who is responsible for making sure that HAZMAT is properly packaged and labeled?

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If hazardous waste is being shipped, the word WASTE must be displayed on the manifest...?

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HAZMAT Endorsement Requirements

To be eligible for the HAZMAT endorsement, you must be a U.S. citizen or have legal status in the U.S. with a valid U.S. CDL. You must be of legal age to operate a HAZMAT vehicle and pass the TSA background check. To pass the background check and be eligible, you must not have a record of disqualifying criminal offenses, including robbery, warrants, indictment for a felony, or immigration violations.

You will need the following to receive the CDL HAZMAT endorsement:

  • Valid commercial driver’s license for the state in which you are applying. Your CDL should not have serious road violations.
  • Proof of your legal name.
  • Proof of identity and date of birth.
  • Proof of Social Security number.
  • Proof you are a U.S. citizen or have permanent legal status.
  • Valid medical examiner’s certificate or DOT medical card.
  • Medical waiver, if applicable.
  • Pass the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Knowledge Test.
  • Pass vision screening test.
  • Pass TSA criminal background check. This may take up to 60 days and has an additional fee.

Pay applicable endorsement and test fees

There are three types of CDL classes that determine the type of vehicle you may drive and how much you may tow. A Class A CDL class allows you to operate a vehicle with a GCWR of 26,001 if the vehicle you tow weighs more than 10,000 and a Class B CDL allows you to operate a vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds or operate any vehicle towing another vehicle that weighs less than 10,000 GVWR. With a Class C CDL, you can operate a Class C vehicle that transports hazardous materials.