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Licensing and Registration

   Eligibility

To be eligible for a Capitol Access Pass, a person must be a resident of Texas and must otherwise meet all eligibility requirements applicable to a concealed handgun license under Government Code §411.172. However, applicants need not provide evidence of handgun proficiency.


   Application Information

Application for a Capitol Access Pass is only available online. Complete an online application at www.Texas.gov/CAP and pay the non-refundable fees using a credit or debit card.

After submitting an online application, applicants must schedule and submit electronic fingerprints to initiate the background check. Schedule an appointment to have electronic fingerprints taken by MorphoTrust USA, selecting "Capitol Access Pass" for the reason for fingerprinting.


   Electronic Fingerprints

CAP Applicants must have submitted an online application before scheduling a fingerprint appointment.

Scheduling Fingerprinting
Applicants must schedule an appointment with MorphoTrust USA. Unscheduled walk-in service is not offered.

To schedule an appointment at a time and location convenient to you, use one of the following methods:

  • Go online at MorphoTrust USA, OR 
  • Call MorphoTrust USA directly at 1-888-467-2080.

Payment Information
The fingerprint processing fee is $9.95, payable to MorphoTrust USA by one of the following methods:

  • Online with a credit card, OR 
  • At the MorphoTrust USA location, payment must be made by check or money order.