March 7, 2016: (NPRM) FMCSA Proposes New Training Rules for Hazmat CDL Endorsements

In response to the Congressional mandate that was imposed under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, FMCSA is proposing new training standards for some groups obtaining a CDL.
The new standards would apply to those who are applying for their initial CDL, upgrading their current CDL, and those applying for hazardous materials, passenger, or school bus endorsements. The effected groups must meet entry-level driver training requirements and will be required to complete a course of instruction given by approved entities. Approved entities must have training instructors that meet the minimum required qualifications, cover the curriculum, be listed on FMCSA’s proposed Training Provider Registry, and submit the training certificates electronically to FMCSA.
Interested parties may submit comments until April 6, 2016.

FMCSA–2007–27748