The length of the process depends on a number of factors. However, from the time the Board receives a complete application package and the criminal records that we order from the DPS, the Board will conduct an expedited review within 20 days. (We normally receive the criminal records about seven to 10 days after we receive your application.)
At the expedited review, the Board will either grant you a fingerprint clearance card or schedule you for a hearing. If you must appear at a hearing, the process may take an additional three to four months.
Other factors that may affect the length of processing time include the following, among others.
- Whether your application is complete on submission. An incomplete application package will delay your appeal.
- The amount of time you spend completing your application.