NOTE: Legislation takes effect Sept. 1, 2017 which will lower the license fee from the state to $40.00.
The latest version of the DPS provided Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are available by visiting http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/RSD/CHL/faqs/
Obtain a handgun proficiency certificate (labeled LTC-100 in the lower left corner) by completing a approved course of instruction taught by a Qualified Handgun Instructor certified by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). The (CHL-100) is valid for 24 MONTHS.
You will need to make an appoint with a company to have your fingerprints taken.
New applicants will have the option to make an appointment at the end of the online application process to have their finger prints taken electronically. Cost for this service is $9.95, but there is always a credit card service fee.