Hazardous Materials Endorsement

Lamar State College Orange offers online Hazardous Material (HM) endorsement training that is 100% compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Regulations. Federal and state laws require a Hazardous Materials (HM) Endorsement on a motorist’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to operate a motor vehicle used to transport hazardous materials in commerce.

According to government regulations, hazardous materials may include:

  • Explosives.
  • Gases.
  • Some solids.
  • Flammable and combustible liquids.
  • Other materials that may cause harm.

Without a HAZMAT endorsement, you may be limited in what you are allowed to transport with a standard commercial driver's license.

Program Application

Registration Form 

Class Schedule

New classes start online every Monday.



Upon acceptance into the course and prior to the first day of class, the tuition must be paid in full. Payments may be made by check, money order, credit card, cash, or Letter of Intent from a current/prospective employer or other third party (such as Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC), Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services (DARS), Veterans Affairs (VA) and Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas (WSSETX)).

Prospective students whose tuition will be paid by an employer, or third party must submit a Letter of Intent from the company/third party prior to the first day of class stating the company/third party will be paying the student's tuition for the course. The employer or third party will be invoiced for $100 upon receipt of the Letter of Intent.

*Placement in the class will not be guaranteed until the tuition fee is paid in full. If an employer or third-party partner has agreed to sponsor training and full payment is not received, the student will be responsible for the remaining balance plus any late fees that may apply.

Admission Requirements

  • You are a U.S. citizen or can provide proof of legal status in the United States.
  • You have a valid U.S. commercial driver's license of the proper class.
  • You are of legal age to operate a HAZMAT vehicle.
  • You are willing to complete the TSA background check.
  • You do not have a record of disqualifying criminal offenses; examples include:
    • Warrants or indictments for a felony.
    • Robbery.
    • Immigration violations.

Application Process

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) HME Application Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and the Hazardous Materials (HM) Endorsement FAQ

Contact Info

Community and Workforce Education

Email: Workforce@lsco.edu
Phone: (409) 882-3321
Fax: (409) 882-5096
320 Green Ave. (office)
410 W. Front St. (mail)

Program Director

Carl Cormier
Email: Carl.Cormier@lsco.edu
Workforce Education Bldg., Rm. 101

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