There are two options for taking the Department of Public Safety CHL Course.

CHL Only

CHL/FIRST Steps Combination Class

CHL ELIGIBILITY:  It is the sole responsibility of each individual to determine if they are ELIGIBLE to receive a Texas Concealed Handgun License. Areté Defense Firearms Training, it’s owners, employees, and representatives are not responsible, nor able, to determine the eligibility of any individual to be issued a Texas CHL.

Each individual must verify their own eligibility status or verify eligibility through consultation with an attorney or qualified legal representative.

NO REFUNDS shall be issued after an individual has completed our training courses even if it is determined that the individual is NOT ELIGIBLE to receive a Texas Concealed Handgun license from the State of Texas.

Please check the Texas DPS website for Application and Eligibility questions-