Is there a minimum length for an initial CHL Class?
A. Yes, Texas Government Code Sec. 411.188 requires for the handgun
proficiency course be "... at least 10 hours ..."
What could happen to a student, who takes a 'short class' (one under 10
hours) from a less than scrupulous CHL Instructor?
A. In response to a similar question put to the Texas Department of Public
Safety, the following answer was given by a Department representative:
"The department will start an
investigation with first the suspension of their license. There ...
could be criminal charges imposed based on the finding of the
Q. What could provide a basis for imposing criminal charges on a student?
A. The Certificate of Training Form CHL-100 must be signed by the
instructor(s), attesting to the fact that a class meets all the
statutory and regulatory requirements under Chapter 411, Government Code
and Title 37, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter-6.
The Form CHL-100 must also be signed by
If the student has knowledge that the
course was non-compliant, he or she could be charged with falsifying a
government document, a felony offense.
What should the student do?
If you or someone you know was taught a class that was not in
compliance with the law, do not sign the Certificate of Training
Report the incident to the Texas DPS.
You may use our Short Class Report to make a report at:
What about the money paid for the 'short class'?
It might possible for you to recover amounts paid for a non-compliant
class, through a civil action brought against the instructor, or
Complete a Short Class Report
(link shown above), and let us submit it, along with your Form CHL-100,
to the Texas DPS. In return for helping us weed out an unscrupulous
instructor, we will enroll you in a fully compliant class at NO
If you know someone, who could benefit
from our free class offer, have them mail a completed Short Class Report
PO Box 126
Saint Hedwig, TX 78152
The completed Certificate of Training
Form CHL-100, signed by the instructor, must accompany the Short Class Report.