1. TAKE CLASSROOM PORTION
4 hour min - 6 hour course max: This section covers things such as Texas law regarding firearms, safe storage, & situational awareness. At the end of the class, you will be required to pass a written examination.
*If you are a new shooter or need extra practice make sure to visit our Intro to Handgun and LTC Prep classes first.
2. COMPLETE THE SHOOTING PREFICIENCY
Average 1 hour: 20 rounds at 3 yards, 20 rounds at 7 yards and 10 rounds at 15 yards.
- Experienced Shooters - May take steps 1 & 2 on the same day
- New Shooters - You can do step 1 and finish your proficiency at a later time
It is NOT recommended that you attempt both class time and shooting on the same day if you are not already proficient with a firearm.
4. SUBMIT FINGERPRINTS
Fingerprints are submitted to the state via IdentoGo. (everyone must complete this step). IdentoGo Locations.
Your Texas DPS application MUST BE COMPLETE prior to making your fingerprint appointment.
5. SUBMIT YOUR TEXAS LTC 100 DOCUMENT
This document is provided by your instructor and shows you completed your classroom time and your shooting proficiency. Upload by following the link: https://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/contact/ltcatt.aspx
ALREADY SUBMITTED APPLICATION?
If you are already a handgun license applicant prior to taking an LTC class or shooting proficiency your form may still be valid. Contact us for any questions or to schedule your time.
REASONS YOU MAY BE DISQUALIFIED:
- If you are a felon
- If you are a fugitive from the law
- If you are chemically dependent
- If you have a psychiatric disorder
- If you have class A or B misdemeanors
- If you may have Child support debt
Texas Gun Experience employees cannot provide legal advice on Texas license to carry disqualifying factors.
Should you have questions on these disqualifiers it is recommended that you consult an attorney.
Once your completed application and other supporting documents are submitted, the State of Texas has up to 8 weeks from the time they receive ALL DOCUMENTS to process your License to Carry. If it has been over 8 weeks, you can make an online inquiry by clicking here: https://txapps.texas.gov/txapp/txdps/ltc/ and selecting “Returning User”.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TEXAS CHL AND LTC?
In the United States, CHL stands for "concealed handgun license," and LTC stands for "license to carry." Most states have varying laws in regards to carrying guns. In the states that allow a carrying permit, license to carry and concealed handgun licenses are two different entities, requiring different application, requirements, and tests. However, in Texas, the CHL and LTC are the same. So, if you receive a LTC, then you are allowed to conceal carry.
WHAT STATES DO NOT RECOGNIZE TEXAS LTC?
Are you a Texas license holder wondering what states recognize your LTC? You don't want to drive over state lines, get pulled over, and not have your license honored. While a number of states do honor your LTC, the states not honoring reciprocity are: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington. There are also a number of states who honor reciprocity but with restrictions. Make sure to abide by the state's rules when you travel.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED A LICENSE RENEWAL FOR A TEXAS LTC?
Texas LTC Licenses are valid for four years. After expiration, renewal applicants must use a renewal application form, and the fee schedule is the same as the original application. Renewal applications can also be used for a change in address, reporting a stolen license, checking the status of an application, and to add/remove an At-Risk status. The renewal application can be found at this link: https://txapps.texas.gov/txapp/txdps/ltc/.