Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL) Course "New Applicants"
Class times run from 9:00am- 2:30pm New Applicants
Standard Tuition: $65.00 per student- New Applicants
• 4-6 hour state mandated classroom instruction and testing
• Range qualification & Range Fee (same day)
• Outdoor Private Training Range
• B-27 Target
• Review of Application Process
Tuition Does Not Include: You are not required to have the items below completed prior to attending class. We will cover the application process during classtime to help you understand the process and provide everything you need to make and complete the application process.
• Photographs 2 color passport sized (Walgreens, CVS can provide for around $4.95)
• Fingerprints As of March 1, 2011 all fingerprints MUST be taken by L-1 Identity Systems
• Ammunition (50 Rounds Minimum) • State of Texas CHL Application Fees
The State of Texas passed laws that allow its citizens to carry concealed handguns for self-protection. Obtaining a license to carry a concealed handgun in the State of Texas requires a minimum 4-6-hour Concealed Handgun License Certification Course which is outlined by the State Department of Public Safety and covers:
• The Use of Force
• Gun Safety
• Gun Storage
• Dispute Resolution
• Texas Laws Regarding Use of Force
• State Licensing Requirements
Obtaining a permit to carry a concealed handgun in the State of Texas requires completion of the Certification Course, passing the shooting proficiency test at the, and passing a 25 question written test. The applicant may apply and pay a fee to the State, which completes a background check and completes the issuance of the license.
GC § 411.172(a)
A person is eligible for a license to carry a concealed handgun if the person:
is a legal resident of this state for the six-month period preceding the date of application,
is at least 21 years of age, (military 18 - 21 years old now eligible - 2005 Texas CHL law change),
has not been convicted of a felony,
is not charged with the commission of a felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or Disorderly Conduct,
is not a fugitive from justice for a felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor,
is not a chemically dependent person,
is not incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun,
has not, in the five years preceding the date of application, been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or an offense under Disorderly Conduct, Section 42.01, Penal Code,
is fully qualified under applicable federal and state law to purchase a handgun,
has not been finally determined to be delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the comptroller,
has not been finally determined to be delinquent in making a child support payment administered or collected by the attorney general,
is not currently restricted under a court protective order subject to a restraining order affecting a spousal relationship,
has not, in the 10 years preceding the date of application, been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law in the grade of felony
has not made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application submitted pursuant to Section 411.174 or in a request for application submitted pursuant to Section 411.175.
Further questions regarding eligibility should be directed to the Texas Department of Public safety website:
Concealed Handgun License Shooting Proficiency
To qualify for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL), you must demonstrate your handgun proficiency by completing a shooting course of fire.