CHL character references
Does anyone know if they actually contact the people that you list, and if so, do they inform the individuals why they've been contacted? It'd be nice to know if they do since it has bearing on who I'd likely provide as a reference. I'm in Clackamas County, btw. Thanks.
Neither of the references that I or my roomie used had been contacted in Washington county.
I got my my CHL from Clackamas County on the same day I put in the application, so no, they didn't check the references in my case.
Thanks for the info; it made things a bit simpler. Got an appointment set for mid-March at PSTC.
I have been asked if I could be used as a reference on two different occasions, and gave my permission both times. In both instances, I was in fact listed as a reference, but was never contacted by anyone asking me about the applicants.
It wouldn't do much good to contact me after the permit has been issued though. If something did happen after the Sheriff's office issued the permit, I wonder exactly what the Sheriff's office would want to ask me about, or what good any information would do after the fact.
I've been a reference(member here) and wasn't contacted.
I've been a reference on five CHL apps and have never been contacted.
The correct answer is: They don't usually follow up with the references. But just occasionally, they do.
Treat these references as you would references for a job.
Make certain that they know you are giving their names, and for what.
Be ABSOLUTELY certain how they will respond.