THE LICENSING PROCESS
Call me if
you need help along the way.
1. Sign up for a class date and make a class deposit.
Go to the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) web site.
3. Complete the forms and pay your state licensing fee. Remember there are several
discounts available for veterans and senior citizens, as well as law enforcement. If you don't have an exemption, the state
fee is $140 for the first 4+ years.
4. Download the receipt. Don't miss this step. If you were
born out of the country, click this HERE to see what documents TXDPS accepts.
5. Schedule a fingerprinting appointment
i. Call the number provided from TXDPS or go on-line and set an appointment with the state contractor. This is $10.
ii. Do NOT have any photos taken. DPS now uses you driver's license photo.
At the successful conclusion of my class, I will give you the CHL-100 form needed for the TXDPS.
Total outlay is class, state fee, and fingerprinting. Without exemptions, it's $225 ($235 weekday) for
new applicants for the first five years.
If you have questions or suggestions, let me know.