Employment & Licensing: Transportation
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
- An overview of federal mandates in place to screen transportation workers post-September 11, including links to specific self-help materials.
- Detailed information on obtaining a TWIC if you have a criminal record.
- Updated information on the basics of port worker background checks and recommendations for TWIC reform.
- Fact sheet on the legal restrictions and appeals procedures.
- Answers to frequently asked questions about obtaining TWIC cards when one has a criminal record.
- Individuals with commercial drivers licenses who have a hazardous materials endorsement (HME) can have their HME taken if they are convicted of a wide variety of offenses.
- Sets out criminal record restrictions for obtaining a Hazardous Materials Endorsement, required to transport hazardous materials by land or maritime travel The TSA also regulates the appeals process for the denial of travel security credentials due to a negative security threat assessment.
- Know-Your-Rights to E-RAILSAFE’s New Criminal Background Checks of Rail Workers
- Individuals with a wide range of felony convictions are barred for ten years from most aviation-related occupations.
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