FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes. New Texas Law allows for the Classroom Instruction Portion of the License to Carry training be made available online. ENROLL HERE
I’m a Texas Department of Public Safety Certified License to Carry Instructor and an Online License to Carry Instructor with decades of experience in both Firearm Laws and Education.
Our Course is Approved Statewide. Anyone from anywhere can take our course.
*You will still need to schedule & complete the Shooting Qualification after this class. I’m also certified to administer this as well.
**I am certified under Texas GC 411.188 and GC 411.190 to administer the LTC Online Course (classroom instruction only)**
**View Our State Certification HERE
Yes. There are additional fees upon completion of the online class.
- ($35 and up) Shooting Qualification (Paid to Instructor)
- ($15-20) Range Fee (vary by location)
- $40 DPS Application Fee (For most applicants, can be cheaper)
- $11 Fingerprint Fee
You will schedule a day/time to meet with a Certified LTC Instructor in your area at a local gun range.
For the Shooting Qualification, you will need:
50 Rounds of ammunition
Ear & Eye Protection
Texas passed Constitutional Carry on September 1, 2021. It is very restrictive on where you can carry and it has a lot of limitations that you won’t have if you just get a License to Carry.
There are certain people who only need the online class portion of the Texas license to carry class to get a Texas license to carry. The people listed below are exempt from the shooting portion of the class.
Texas State correctional officers (CO’s) are automatically exempt from the shooting portion.
Active duty military or veterans that have proof of firearms familiarization training OR shooting scores dated within the past 10 years.
County jailers who have proof of firearms training as part of their employment.
After you submit your ONLINE APPLICATION, you may mail your certificate of training from class and other documents if any, to the address below. You may also upload them and send them as an attachment online using this link: UPLOAD LTC CERTIFICATE The preferred method is to upload them.
Choose One Option. Do Not do both.
Texas Department of Public Safety
Handgun Licensing – MSC 0245
PO Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0001
No. Texas will issue a Texas LTC (license to carry) to ANYONE who has a valid drivers license or State ID issued by any one of the 50 States AND meets their requirements. It’s very easy to get a license to carry in Texas.
The Texas Department of Public Safety handgun licensing division is located in Austin. You may call them if you have problems with their website or to check the status of your application or for any other questions you may have. The number is 1-512-424-7293.
You must submit your online LTC application before scheduling your fingerprint appointment.
Unscheduled walk-in service is NOT available. To schedule an appointment at a time and location convenient to you, use one of the following methods:
Visit Fingerprinting Services, please use Service Code: 119Q91 OR
Call (888) 467-2080 and provide Service Code: 119Q91
Beginning on September 1, 2021, Permitless/Constitutional Carry is PERMITTED and LEGAL for anyone at least 21 years old who may lawfully possess a handgun.This new law applies to both OPEN CARRY and CONCEALED CARRY. Specific to OPEN CARRY in Texas is that the firearm MUST BE IN A HOLSTER.
Yes, as long as you turn 21 within two years of the class date. You may take the class but you will have to wait until you turn 21 before submitting your online application. Active duty military at least 18 years of age can take the class, apply and receive their license to carry at 18 years of age.
If you lose your license, you can get a replacement license by logging in as a returning user HERE. If you have any questions, you may call the handgun licensing division at: 1-512-424-7293.
You renew your Texas license to carry online now at this link CLICK HERE. Log in as a “returning user” and renew, if the renewal link is not there, it’s to early for you to renew your Texas license to carry. You can not renew your Texas license to carry until it’s not longer than 6 months before it expires. No class or fingerprints are needed to renew. Just renew online and pay your fee and that’s it. For questions call DPS at 1-512-424-7293.
Once you submit your online application , the department will make every effort to issue your Texas license to carry within 60 days. This may very depending on how busy they are. If there are any issues with your application. the Department will notify you by mail. If you would like to call them to check the status of you application, you may reach them at 1-512-424-7293