Information in regard to getting or renewing a Texas CHL
You must renew your license 5 years from the date of issuance.
|Course and Shooting Test:
As of 9/1/13, (according to House Bill 48) you must no longer complete a course or shooting proficiency test to renew a license.
|Passport Photos and Fingerprints:
Neither photos or fingerprints are required unless the DPS requests a new set. This is a rare occurrence.
DPS will notify renewal candidates six (6) months before the license expires.
Renewal candidates have one (1) year after the license expires to complete the renewal process.
You must renew your license on your own, whether via mail or online.
House Bill 485 (Effective September 1st, 2013) reduces both renewal and new applicant fee for veterans to $25. Senate Bill 164 (Effective September 1st, 2013) authorizes the DPS to print "Veteran" on the concealed handgun license.
Even though you may no longer be required to take a class, you are still required to pay the DPS a licensing fee and re-submit your application every five (5) years to renew the license.