To qualify for a Texas CHL you must:
- Be 21 years old. (Members and former members of the armed forces must be 18.)
- Have a clean criminal history, including military service and recent juvenile records.
- Not be under a protective order.
- Not be chemically dependent.
- Not be of unsound mind.
- Not be delinquent in paying fines, fees, child support, etc.
- Be eligible to purchase a handgun by completing the NICS check.
- Complete required training.