LTC/CHL FAQ and Information
It can be difficult finding all the information and getting questions answered for the license to carry class. Below you will find answers to the questions asked most often. If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact us and we will do our best to find the answer for you.
Yes! OnlineTexasLTC.com is an approved online course provider and LTC Instructor through Texas Department of Public Safety Handgun Licensing Division.
The instructor, Joel Kuchenski, is an LTC Instructor and online course provider with Texas DPS. Certificate can be provided upon request.
Yes! Starting in 2017, Texas DPS has allowed approved online course providers, such as OnlineTexasLTC.com, to offer the license to carry class online. Instead of sitting for 4-6 hours in a classroom full of people, the online course can be taken at your own pace at home, or anywhere.
Please checkout the page here for more information.
Anyone can take the online license to carry class, but eligibility requirements must be met to be able to get a Texas License to Carry from the state. If you can legally own a handgun and are 21 years of age, you may be able to get your LTC. Check here for eligibility requirements. The online LTC class can be taken as early as age 19 . The certificate received is good for 2 years. This means that you can take the online class before 21, you just cannot submit your application to Texas DPS until your 21st birthday.
The only requirement to take the online LTC class is to have a Texas Drivers License or Identification card or a DL/ID from any other state in the United States. This information is needed for the LTC-101 certificate of completion, which is issued for the successful completion of the class.
The class is mandated by Texas DPS to be a minimum of 4 hours and a maximum of 6 hours. The OnlineTexasLTC.com class is 4 hours long.
The class can be taken on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. It can be started and stopped as many times as needed. 6 months is provided to complete the class.
Not at all! Texas issues non resident LTC’s as well. The proficiency test must be completed in Texas. TX DPS does not allow the proficiency test to be administered outside of the state. For this reason, if you see a company advertising an LTC outside of Texas, it will not be for a Texas LTC. They are selling licenses for other states, that are also good in Texas. This is not nearly as beneficial as having an actual Texas LTC though.
Yes! You do not have to be in Texas to take the Online LTC class. According to Texas DPS, the online class can be taken from absolutely anywhere. The proficiency demonstration (shooting portion), just has to be completed in Texas.
One you have completed the online course and have your LTC-101 certificate, a proficiency demonstration needs to be completed. This can be done with any LTC instructor. This is the shooting portion to get your LTC.
Once the proficiency demonstration has been finished, your LTC-101 form will be filled out and ready to submit. Please see this page on how to submit your application.
The LTC-101 good for 2 years starting at the competition date of the online course. The proficiency demonstration has to be completed within that two years as well in order to submit the certificate to the state.
If you completed the online LTC class, then the proficiency demonstration is the next step in getting your license to carry. The proficiency demonstration consists of two parts. 1-2 hours of “range instruction” and then the shooting qualification. These requirements are set by DPS. The “range instruction” portion set by DPS is to give the student time with an LTC instructor in person to ensure that the LTC material was understood and gives the student an opportunity to ask questions. How this time is used is up to each LTC instructor.
The shooting qualification is a 50 round qualification shot from the 3, 7, and 15 yard line. You do not need to be an expert marksmen to pass this. You just need to be able to shoot handle your gun safely. This is a proficiency demonstration, so you are not being taught how to shoot, you are demonstrating that you already know how to shoot.
If you need some shooting lessons, please contact us and we will locate an instructor near you to help.
The qualification consist of a total of 50 rounds using a B27 target. 20 rounds shot at 3 yards, 20 at 7 yards and 10 at 15 yards. During this qualification, the student must also be able to demonstrate safe gun handling. Although the course of fire is very easy and should not deter anyone from taking the LTC class, the LTC course is not a class for learning how to shoot.
This is going to depend on a few things. DPS does allow retakes, however it will be up to the LTC instructor to determine if one is allowed or not.
If the handgun was handled safely, a retake may be allowed. If the reason for failing was due to safety violations, you may be required to take a safety course before being able to shoot the qualification again.
Calling it a written examination makes it sound much more difficult than it actually is. It only consist of 25 questions that are multiple choice and true/false type questions. That’s it! Most of the questions are common sense as well.
3 attempts are allowed by DPS to complete the test.
According to DPS, LTC holders have 1 year after the expiration date to renew the license without having to retake the class. If the LTC is more than one year expired, the class has to be taken again and a new LTC application submitted.
Yes! To see if you qualify for a discounted LTC class, please check the Eligibility and Discounts page.
It depends on a few things. Active duty military and veterans, as well as other professions, may be exempt from the proficiency demonstration (shooting qualification). Please check the tool HERE.