TSA Announces Fee Reduction For Hazmat Endorsements And TWIC
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has reduced the online renewal enrollment fee for transportation workers who possess a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) as well as the enrollment fee for Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) and TWIC applicants who maintain an existing Security Threat Assessment (STA) for the comparable program.
TSA uses biographic and biometric information provided by applicants to conduct a STA for all HME and TWIC applicants, and the fees cover the agency’s costs for vetting applicants and issuing biometric credentials to the maritime workforce.
TWIC applicants can now pay a reduced fee when renewing their credentials online: $117.25, compared to the in-person fee of $125.25.
Additionally, TWIC applicants who hold an existing HME or Free and Secure Trade (FAST) STA are eligible for a reduced-fee enrollment: $93 compared to $105.25.
The fee for commercial drivers with an existing TWIC STA required to apply for an HME STA has been reduced from $67.00 to $41.00 (eligibility is dependent upon the driver’s license state of issuance).
In August 2022, TSA enhanced the renewal process for TWIC allowing current TWIC holders to renew their credentials online, eliminating the need to go to an enrollment center and making the renewal process more convenient.