FAQs

I took the online LTC class, how do I find a local instructor for the shooting portion ?

When you take our online class, you will receive information on how to access our instructor locator data base. We have Texas LTC instructors all across Texas in our data base that will be happy to do the range instruction/shooting portion for you. Finding Texas license to carry instructor in your area is easy. Take our online Texas LTC class HERE.

Who is exempt from the shooting portion of the LTC class?

There are certain people who only need the online classroom 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.

Take our online class HERE.

Can I take the Texas LTC class online?

Yes. Texas law now allows you to take the official Texas license to carry class online and it has become the most popular way to get certified. You can take the class at your own pace from the comfort of your home. Our online class is available Statewide HERE.

How do I change the name on my LTC?

You can get the name on your license changed by mailing in form LTC 70. Download form here.

How do I submit my forms To DPS ?

You must submit your online application BEFORE sending any documents to DPS. After you have applied for your LTC you may mail your documents to DPS at the address below OR upload them online using this link : email documents

Choose one option. Do not do both.

 

Texas Department of Public Safety
Handgun Licensing – MSC 0245
PO Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0001

Phone: 1-512-424-7293

How do I replace a lost License ?

If you loose 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.

Do I have to be a Texas resident to get a Texas LTC ?

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. It’s very easy to get a license to carry in Texas. You can take the class online HERE. 

How do I change the address on my license to carry ?

You can change the address on your Texas license to carry by logging in as a returning user on the States website using this link: change my address . If you have any questions, you may call the DPS handgun licensing division at 1-512-424-7293.

What is the number to the DPS handgun licensing division ?

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.

 

How do I apply for my Texas LTC?

We recommend waiting until after your class to apply for your Texas LTC because we cover the Texas LTC application process in class. Your license to carry application is submitted on the DPS website at submit online application.  After you submit your Texas LTC application online, they will email you a copy of the checklist . Your checklist will have instructions on how to schedule your fingerprint appointment and what documents you have to submit to the DPS.  Make sure you submit your documents. You can mail your documents to them using the address below or you can upload your documents to them here:  upload supporting documents. The preferred method is to upload them. Those with a out of State drivers license or ID will also have to submit form LTC-6 which you can get HERE. 

Texas Department of Public Safety
Handgun Licensing – MSC 0245
PO Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0001

Phone: 1-512-424-7293

Where do I get my fingerprints done?

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:

  1. Visit Fingerprinting Services, please use Service Code: 119Q91 OR
  2. Call (888) 467-2080 and provide Service Code: 119Q91

 

What class do I take to get my license to carry ?

To get a Texas license to carry, everyone must take the official Texas license to carry class from a State certified instructor. You can take the official class online by clicking here: Online Texas LTC Class

Do I need a license to open carry in Texas ?

Yes. The Texas open carry law that passed allows a license holder the option to carry open or concealed. You can NOT carry a handgun open or concealed in Texas without a license. You can take the class online HERE.

How do I renew my Texas license to carry ?

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.

 

Can I take the LTC class if I am under 21 ?

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 recieve their  license to carry at 18 years of age. You can take the class online HERE.

How long will it take to receive my Texas license to carry ?

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

Do I need my own handgun to take the LTC class ?

No. We have free loaner guns available for use in our Texas LTC class if needed. If you plan on using our gun in class, you will need to bring 50 rounds of 9mm ammo as all our loaner guns are 9mm. You may also use a friends gun or share a gun with a friend in class.

What type of handgun do I need for the LTC class ?

You can now use a revolver or a semi automatic of ANY CALIBER in your Texas LTC class and be able to carry either one you choose. You can also use a friends gun or borrow one of our free loaner class guns.