Below are answers to the most common questions we get about obtaining a Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL)
Do I have to be a Texas resident to Apply?
Do I have to be a US Citizen to apply?
Residents of Texas that are NOT US Citizens, but do have a GREEN CARD can take this class and get a Permit.
How long do I have to live in Texas to qualify as a resident?
Just one day. This changed recently. In the past you were required to have been in the state for 6 months but now you can apply for your permit after a single day of residency.
What would make me ineligible to apply for or receive the permit?
On this state website you can read a complete list of potential disqualifications.
What is the Application Fee for the Texas permit?
The standard application fee for the Texas Concealed Handgun Permit is $40. There are some ways to qualify for discounts. You can click here to view the full fee schedule along with qualifying discounts. For applications submitted electronically, the fees may be paid using a credit or debit card. For applications mailed to DPS, acceptable forms of payment are money order, cashier’s check or personal check.
What is the Renewal Fee?
Seventy dollars. Use the above link to see the potential discounts for renewals also. For applications submitted electronically, the fees may be paid using a credit or debit card. For applications mailed to DPS, acceptable forms of payment are money order, cashier’s check or personal check.
Can I Carry Open and Concealed?
Yes, the Texas CHL allows that you can carry either concealed or open but there are some restrictions which we address in the class.
Will I be notified when my permit is going to expire?
The DPS does try to notify CHL holders by e-mail that their license will be expiring in six months
How long does it take to get the permit after my application has been submitted?
The state will endeavor to process your application within 60 days. Delays are common if your application is incomplete or there are questions about your arrest record or other things that can disqualify you. You will be notified in writing if this is the case.
What is the complete process to obtain the permit?
Here you can read our guide: Process overview for obtaining a Texas Concealed Carry Permit
What is Your Refund Policy? What If I Can’t Attend the Class I Signed Up For?
We will refund students when unable to attend a class they have prepaid for. We ask for prepayment only to have a reliable count of how many students are coming. This has become necessary because we fill most of our classes to capacity. Our full refund policy can be see here.
How long is the class?
Four to six hours for the classroom part of the class. This can be done in one session but just as often we break it into two weeknight sections. The firearm shooting proficiency exam is separate.
Do I have to shoot a firearm for this class?
Range Time firing of a weapon is required for this permit. More details are available in the class description (click on one of the classes on our calendar).
Do I have to have / bring my own gun?
No, if you don’t have a handgun to use during the class you can borrow one from the instructor.
What forms of payment will ConcealedCarry.com accept for the course?
Cash, check, or credit card (Visa, or MasterCard). We prefer if you prepay online but should you feel uncomfortable you can call us to make other arrangements. (Phone number above)