Eligibility Requirements

It is not an instructor’s responsibility to determine if a person is eligible to obtain a Texas Concealed Handgun License. Please review the eligibility requirements closely before enrolling in a class. If you have any questions about eligibility, please visit the Texas DPS website.


A person is eligible for a license to carry a concealed handgun if the person:

1)  is a legal resident of this state for the six month period preceding the date of application;

2)  is at least 21 years of age;

3)  has not been convicted of a felony;

4)  is not currently charged with the commission of a felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or equivalent offense, or an offense under Sec. 42.01 of the penal Code (Disorderly Conduct) or equivalent offense;

5)  is not a fugitive from justice for a felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or equivalent offense;

6)  is not a chemically dependent person;

7)  is not incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun;

8)  has not, in the five years preceding the application, been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or equivalent offense, or an offense under Section 42.01 of the Penal Code (Disorderly Conduct) or equivalent offense;

9)  is fully qualified under applicable federal and state law to purchase a handgun;

10)  has not been finally determined to be delinquent in making child support administered or collected by the attorney general;

11)  has not been finally determined to be delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the comptroller, state treasurer, tax collector of a political subdivision, Alcohol Beverage Commission or any other agency or subdivision;

12)  is not currently restricted under a court protective order or subject to a restraining order affecting the spousal relationship, other than a restraining order solely affecting property interests;

13)  has not, in the 10 years preceding the date of application, been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law in the grade of felony; and

14)  has not made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application submitted pursuant to Section 411.174.