Steps to Get Your CHL / LTC

1. Are you eligible? Check here.

2. Fill out the DPS online State Application

The paperwork does not have to be completed before class.

3. Schedule and complete your fingerprinting

4. Register to take the class ***You can complete the application and fingerprints after class***No paperwork is needed for class***

5. What is the cost? The class fee is different from the DPS processing fee.

Class Fee

  • $65 Initial Class 
  • $60 Active Duty/Military Veteran/First Responder

DPS Processing Fee

  • $40 Initial License
  • $25 Military Veteran - ETS or Retired over 365 days
  • $40 Seniors (60 & over)
  • $0 Active Duty - Includes Active Guard, Texas State Guard & Reserves


$10 L1 Fingerprint Services

6. Paperwork you will need to submit to DPS. 

(a)  If you were born outside the US You will need;  A copy of your US Passport or Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Birth Abroad (Just one of these documents)

(b)  If you are prior service you will need; A copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy)

(c)  If you are Active Duty, Active Reserve or National Guard you will need a copy of your Military ID (front and back) and one of the following:

  • Copy of Current LES statement
  • Copy of Current Active Duty orders or a copy of a current enlistment contract
  • Letter from your commanding officer

(d)  Out of State Applicant you will need; A copy of your drivers license in color (front and back)

7.  Once you complete the class. Save all documents to your computer including the CHL / LTC certificate you receive in class from us.

8.  Click here to upload the documents directly to DPS.

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