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 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 before they turn 21. However, they may not apply for an LTC until they reach 21 years of age.
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 process to have their fingerprints taken electronically. The cost for this service is $9.95, but there is always a credit card service fee. Note: This is a once-in-a-lifetime fee - as long as you keep your license renewed. See link below.