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Why online application before CHL class?

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Post by r_gray » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:06 pm

Hello all,

I've been told that doing the online application before the CHL class speeds up the process. Is there any reason this is true besides getting the background checks kicked off earlier? Does waiting until after the class result in more paperwork, any other hassles??

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Post by JustMe » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:11 pm

The background checks won't start until everything is there. One thing about going online ahead of the class is that you get a file started--get a number--AND you get a checklist of what else you need to send to complete the process

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Post by longtooth » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:17 pm

Justme is correct. Background check will not start til all paperwork is in. The time saved will be from class until you get your fingerprints done.
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Post by JustMe » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:22 pm

I even got the fingerprints done ahead of the class. AND based on the advice of the girl working at L1--I mailed a copy of the receipt she gave me with my packet of information. She told me that it sometimes takes a week to 10 days for all the L1 prints matched up with the DPS record and that if your other paperwork got there before the fingerprints, then you would get the letter saying they still needed them. By sending a copy of the receipt, they kow you have already done it. When mine came up showing received, it also shows fingerprints received also
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Post by longtooth » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:25 pm

Thank you. That I did not know.
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Post by r_gray » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:33 pm

Thanks you guys. I'll let you know how things go on Sunday.

My printer is broken, do they give out a copy of the Tx CHL laws? It's over 60 pages or so. I don't think I'll have a printer by then.


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Post by longtooth » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:37 pm

I dont know anyone that still gives them away. DPS charges us $5.00 for them. You may get one from an Instructor that covers the cost in his fee.
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Post by MoJo » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:39 pm

r_gray wrote:Thanks you guys. I'll let you know how things go on Sunday.

My printer is broken, do they give out a copy of the Tx CHL laws? It's over 60 pages or so. I don't think I'll have a printer by then.
It depends on the instructor. Some do some don't. The State does not give out the CHL-16 any longer they charge $5.00 per copy. Many just download and print their own.
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Post by MasterOfNone » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:54 pm

Submitting the online application before class also allows you to ask the instructor about any of the items on the checklist that you get at the end of the application.
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Post by troglodyte » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:14 pm

I've also notice it seems to help the students to be motivated to turn their stuff in. If they wait to apply until after the class the get the "round tuits" and I've had a number of panicked calls trying to figure out how to get their packet in before the year is up.

Not pervasive but enough to notice.


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Post by goamerishield » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:12 am

Definitely do the online application - no need for notaries. Remember if you live in or near Austin you can drop off your hard copy and fingerprints to the DPS Regulatory office near Highland Mall.
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Post by MasterOfNone » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:24 am

goamerishield wrote:Definitely do the online application - no need for notaries. Remember if you live in or near Austin you can drop off your hard copy and fingerprints to the DPS Regulatory office near Highland Mall.
Where did you get this information? We were told at our instructor class that DPS did not accept drop-offs. And with the requirement that fingerprints be taken electronically and submitted by L-1, I don't see how you can drop-off fingerprints.
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Post by firediver » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:42 pm

I took my class first, online application a week later and set up an appointment with L-1 at the same time, fingerprints and forms mailed 5 days later normal mail Jan. 31, DPS site updated Feb 17 all forms revieved background check underreview. Pretty quick and painless so far!! :mrgreen:
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Post by goamerishield » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:47 am

It is not a publicized drop off location. It is in the DPS regulatory office on Denson. It's the same location where they hold the Manager's exam for the private security companies. We own a private security agency and drop off our employee license applications there and right next to our drop box is a drop box for CHL applications. I've done this personally several times and know it to be a fact.
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Re: Why online application before CHL class?

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Post by goamerishield » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:49 am

You are correct about fingerprints - I confused that with our employee packets. They require those electronically - even our employees do them through L-1. We include a copy in our employee packets. Sorry for the confusion!
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