Driver License or Texas Identification card.
A valid credit
card. (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express)
Complete the online
DPS will send you the application forms to complete. The forms
available through CHL instructors cannot be substituted.
If you have questions call DPS at (800) 224-5744.
Taking the Training
Taking the training
course will require 10 to 15 hours, and includes a written examination and
a shooting practical. You must pass both with a score of
70% or better.
The written exam covers law, nonviolent conflict resolution, and
handgun use and storage. It is not mainly about shooting.
The shooting practical requires you to fire fifty rounds (slow
fire) from a handgun of .32 caliber or greater, 20 rounds at three
yards, 20 rounds at seven yards, and 10 at fifteen yards. If you
qualify with a semi-auto you will be able to carry a semi automatic
or a revolver. If you qualify with a revolver you are only
certified to carry a revolver or derringer.
After you pass both
tests the instructor will issue two copies of Form TR100, which you must
Now itís time to Submit your Application
Make sure all the forms that came in the application package are
Include the first copy of the Form TR100. Do not send in the
you have not paid online, you may send a personal check, cashier's
check, or money order for the license fee. You may pay cash at DPS
headquarters in Austin. NOTE: It is a very bad idea to
bounce a check on the Texas DPS.
recommend making a copy of everything and sending it certified mail or
return receipt requested.
Send the package to DPS. Currently, there is a huge back log of
applications being processed and time to receive the license from TDPS
is running 6 to 7 months (4 months for renewals).
When you receive your Concealed Handgun License check it over to make
sure the information is correct.
If you need to modify
your license to change your name or address or to go from an NSA (non
semi-auto) to an SA (semi-auto) license, or replace a lost or destroyed
license, we have the forms