1. Apply online with Texas Dept. of Public Safety
2. Get digital fingerprints with L-1
3. Take a CHL Class at Texas Handgun Training
Texas is a "shall issue" State meaning that any person who meets the statutory eligibility requirements must be issued a Texas Concealed Handgun License.
Every eligible Texan should get a CHL. However, putting the license in your wallet should be the beginning, not the end goal.
I make a living as an attorney, but I've also been a firearms instructor for over 35 years for at least two reasons. First, I enjoy teaching and secondly, I believe that responsible firearms ownership demands proper training. Whether shooting for sporting purposes or for self-defense, every gun owner owes it to themself and to their loved ones to do so properly, safely and proficiently. This is even more important when we have spouses, children or grandchildren who depend upon our ability with firearms, whether for instructional purposes or to defend their lives should the need arise.