Steps to Get Your Texas License to Carry
Necessary Steps & Information
HANDGUNLICENSE.COM online handgun training course has been fully approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety. As a leader in this type of online training we have worked hard to bring this course to the people living across Texas. We are Texas Proud! If you want a thorough understanding of the proper use of handguns and to feel confident using them then this is the course for you. Sign up for our online handgun training today and get your license-to-carry (LTC).
A person is eligible for a Texas LTC a concealed handgun if the person:
- is a legal resident of this state for the six-month period preceding the date of application under this subchapter or is otherwise eligible for a license under Section 411.173(a); or if the person relocates to this state with the intent to establish residency in this state.
- is at least 21 years of age;
- has not been convicted of a felony;
- is not charged with the commission of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense, or of an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code, or equivalent offense, or of a felony under an information or indictment;
- is not a fugitive from justice for a felony or a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense ;
- is not a chemically dependent person;
- is not incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun;
- has not, in the five years preceding the date of application, been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense or of an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code, or equivalent offense;
- is fully qualified under applicable federal and state law to purchase a handgun;
- has not been finally determined to be delinquent in making a child support payment administered or collected by the attorney general;
- has not been finally determined to be delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the comptroller, the tax collector of a political subdivision of the state, or any agency or subdivision of the state;
- is not currently restricted under a court protective order or subject to a restraining order affecting the spousal relationship, other than a restraining order solely affecting property interests;
- has not, in the 10 years preceding the date of application, been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law of the grade of felony; and
- has not made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application submitted pursuant to Section 411.174.
- For the purposes of this section, an offense under the laws of this state, another state, or the United States is:
- a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is not a felony and confinement in a jail other than a state jail felony facility is affixed as a possible punishment.
- (b-1) An offense is not considered a felony for purposes of Subsection (b) if, at the time of a person’s application for a Texas LTC (license to carry) a concealed handgun, the offense;
- has been diagnosed by a licensed physician as suffering from a psychiatric disorder or condition that causes or is likely to cause substantial impairment in judgment, mood, perception, impulse control, or intellectual ability;
- suffers from a psychiatric disorder or condition described by Subdivision (1) that: (A) is in remission but is reasonably likely to redevelop at a future time; or (B) requires continuous medical treatment to avoid redevelopment;
- has been diagnosed by a licensed physician, determined by a review board or similar authority, or declared by a court to be incompetent to manage the person’s own affairs; or
- has entered in a criminal proceeding a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.
- Notwithstanding Subsection (d), a person who has previously been diagnosed as suffering from a psychiatric disorder or condition described by Subsection (d) or listed in Subsection (e) is not because of that disorder or condition incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun if the person provides the department with a certificate from a licensed physician whose primary practice is in the field of psychiatry stating that the psychiatric disorder or condition is in remission and is not reasonably likely to develop at a future time.
- Notwithstanding Subsection (a)(2), a person who is at least 18 years of age but not yet 21 years of age is eligible for a Texas LTC (license to carry) a concealed handgun if the person:
- is a member or veteran of the United States armed forces, including a member or veteran of the reserves or national guard;
- was discharged under honorable conditions, if discharged from the United States armed forces, reserves, or national guard; and
- meets the other eligibility requirements of Subsection (a) except for the minimum age required by federal law to purchase a handgun.
- The issuance of a Texas LTC (license to carry) a concealed handgun to a person eligible under Subsection (g) does not affect the person’s ability to purchase a handgun or ammunition under federal law.
Register online to take the best Texas LTC (license to carry) online course in the State of Texas. This course includes 4 hours of required classroom training. All training material was reviewed and approved by the Texas DPS.
Once you complete this four hours of online training, you will be qualified to take the final requirement:
- Range Instruction – Basic Range Safety
- Range Proficiency Test – Actual demonstration by the applicant of the applicant’s ability to safely and proficiently use a handgun.
(FYI: You will pay the instructor directly for this portion.)
PLEASE NOTE: Your instructor is not responsible for teaching you how to handle or shoot a gun. The instructor will provide 1-2 hours of basic range safety prior to your proficiency exam. If you feel that you are not ready for your range proficiency test, and you would benefit from some basic training on weapon handling and firing, please schedule additional training with an instructor.
(Additional fees may apply.)
NOTE: HANDGUNLICENSE.COM works with instructors all over the state of Texas and will help provide names and numbers to help you find just the right instructor for you.
(If you have any questions regarding the submission of your application, please call the Texas DPS at 512-424-7293)
NOTE: Be sure to complete Step 4 above and register with the Texas DPS PRIOR to scheduling your fingerprinting.
Click here to schedule online with IdentoGO
You must use this code: 119Q91
- Top half of the LTC-101 form from HANDGUNLICENSE.COM completed/signed by certified online provider.
- Bottom two parts of the LTC-101 completed/signed by the certified range instructor.
- State Issued Driver License; US Passport; or Certificate of Naturalization
- For Veterans – DD 214
- For Active Military/Reserve – Military ID
Click the link below to access the Texas DPS to upload your items:
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