Here in Texas, the chl costs me (as I am older than the hills) $70 to the state and $99 to the instructor. I filed For it 9/15/07. The people at DPS told me it could take as much as 60 days to get cleared. Well, here it is almost 60 days later and I finally get notified that my permit has gone through. Looks like they were right and looks like they were in no sweet hurry to let anyone have anything they could avoid letting them have, but I am now officially certified. Whiskey for my men n' beer for my horses!