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 an approved course of instruction taught by a Qualified Handgun Instructor certified by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). The (CHL-100) completion form is valid for 24 MONTHS. Note: A person 19+ to 20 years of age can take the Training six months before they turn 21. However, they may not apply for an LTC until they reach 21 years of age. An applicant can apply for an LTC before or after a class (Most students apply for a license after class completion).
You will need to make an appointment 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
Note: This is a once-in-a-lifetime fee - if you keep your license renewed. See link below.