Our Handgun Licensing Classes are for people looking for an entertaining and enlightening CHL/LTC class
This is the Texas License to Carry Handgun class formerly known as the Concealed Handgun License class.
This class provides the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) required classroom training and firearm qualification students need in order to obtain a Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC).
The Texas LTC class is at least 4 hours of classroom instruction plus the time required for the written test, shooting test at the range and breaks (about 6 hours total). Sometimes the class may take a little longer to finish than scheduled.
The course is designed in modules and must include:
Module 1: Laws that relate to weapons and to the use of deadly force
Module 2: Handgun use and safety
Module 3: Non-violent dispute resolution
Module 4: Proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child
Even if you have no intention of carrying a concealed pistol on you everywhere you legally can, this class is great to become knowledgeable about weapons incase you should ever need one.
To train and qualify a student to submit application to the Texas Handgun Licensing Program. Upon completion, students will have the following materials required to submit their application: Instructor certification for completed classroom curriculum and completed handgun qualification test (LTC 100)
Class sizes are kept small. Discussion and questions make the class entertaining and fun but still provide you the information you need even if you are beginner.
Are you eligible?
See page 10 GC §411.172. ELIGIBILITY
If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact the Texas Department of Public Safety License to Carry Program Helpline at (512) 424-7293 or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
After Class Details
Once you have completed the LTC Class, you will be given your Certificate of Training (LTC 100)
It will be your responsibiltiy to submit it to the Texas Department of Public Safety's Handgun Licensing Program.
Your (LTC100) expires in 2 years.
Here is an easy-to-follow outline of the steps required to apply for and obtain a License to Carry (LTC) in Texas.
All Original LTC applicants are required to submit fingerprints to DPS as part of the complete LTC application. LTC applicants must submit fingerprints electronically, unless the applicant qualifies for an alternative fingerprint process under House Bill 698 (83rd Legislature), regardless of whether the applicant submits a paper application or an online application.
LTC License Renewal
As of September 1, 2013 class time and range time are NO LONGER REQUIRED required for LTC/CHL renewals.
As long as your license is not expired more than 12 months you may renew your license. If you license has been expired more than 12 months the DPS handgun license renewal system will not allow you to renew your license. You will have to take the class all over again just like a new applicant.
If you handgun license indicates “Concealed Handgun License” instead of “License To Carry” you DO NOT have to retake a class to renew your license.
To renew a LTC/CHL you will need to follow the following steps: Renew your License-To-Carry/Concealed Handgun License with the state through their website.
There are two ways to renew your License-To-Carry: Apply online for a renewal license from the below link and pay the renewal fees online. Download a PDF application file from the below link to print, fill-out, and mail-in with fees.
- You may apply for your renewal up to 6 months before you license expires and no more than 12 months after it expires
- If your handgun license is expired for more than 12 months you will have to retake the entire course just like a new student.