FAQ and Information

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Texas License to Carry Questions

Yes! The instructor, Joel Kuchenski, is an LTC Instructor and approved online course provider with Texas DPS RSD. Certificates can be provided upon request.

The LTC-101 good for 2 years from 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.

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 check out 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 Drivers License or Identification card from any 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 about 4.5 hours long. You do not have to take the entire 4.5 hour class in one sitting.

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 online LTC class can be completed from anywhere in the world, but the proficiency demonstration must be completed in Texas. Texas DPS does not allow the proficiency demonstration to be administered outside of the state.

Next time you are visiting Texas, just schedule with a local shooting range to get it completed. 

If you see a company advertising a License to Carry that can be completed entirely outside of Texas, it will not be for an actual Texas LTC. They are selling licenses from other states. 

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.

Once 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.

Please go to this page for detailed instructions.

The license to carry class test 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.

OnlineTexasLTC.com has partnered with license to carry instructors across Texas to make the search as easy as possible. On the proficiency demonstration page is a search tool to locate an LTC instructor. If there is not one near you, please contact us to help find one for you.

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.

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.

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.

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.

General Online Class Questions

No prior experience or knowledge is needed to take our online firearms classes. 

Whether you are brand new to firearms and gun ownership or are an experienced shooter, our classes are for everyone to learn something new.

Online firearms training will never replace in-person professional firearms training. 

Our online classes are designed to help students create a foundation that they can continue to build upon with further training. Many new gun owners do not have the confidence to bring themselves to a shooting range or sign up for training. The goal of the online classes is to help give students that knowledge to be able to practice on their own and eventually take professional in-person training as well.

When proper safety precautions and protocols are followed, you can absolutely follow along at home.

The number one rule of firearm safety is to treat every gun as if it were loaded. This rule should never be broken, even when following along with an unloaded firearm. 

Make sure the room you are in is “sterile”. This means making sure that the room does not have any lives rounds in it, which eliminates the possibility of the gun becoming loaded. If you leave the room and enter again, always double and triple check the gun and the room for live ammunition before proceeding. 

Every paid course will have a certificate of completion at the end.

The Basic Firearm Safety 101 class, which is free, does not include a certificate of completion. To receive a certificate for this class, you must purchase a certificate, which can be done before or after the class is completed.

Through the My Account page, you can download any certificates that you have earned from class completions. The certificate should also be emailed to you at the completion of every class.

All of our classes are taken online through a compatible smart phone, tablet, or computer. With one of these devices and an internet connection, you can begin the class. 

Every class length is different. Please check the purchase page for the course you are interested in for the specific class length. 

Regardless of the class length, very single one or our online classes allows you to start and stop as many times as needed. Progress is saved with the completion of each short video.

Absolutely. You do not have to start the class right away. Most of our courses come with access for 6 months. You can begin the course at any time during that period.

Yes. The best way to do this is to purchase a gift certificate

With a gift certificate, the person can redeem the class themselves and the class/account will be under their name.

If the class you purchased has not been completed yet, we will extend your access as needed so that it can be finished.

To have your course access extended, please contact us.

No. Every student needs their own account to take the classes. Only the person that purchased the class will be issued a certificate of completion. 

Technical Support Questions

If you are taking the Online License to Carry class, please select the “Technical Support” button below the video that is finished. From this form, you can receive immediate assistance to continue through the course.

If you are taking any other class, please contact us through the support form for assistance. 

The first step to troubleshooting is to make sure you have a good internet connection. One way to do that is to visit Vimeo.com and try and play one of their videos. All of our class videos are hosted through Vimeo. If there is an issue with their servers or your internet connection, the videos will not play.

If you are able to play videos through Vimeo.com and you still cannot get the class videos to work, please contact us.

If you cannot login and need to reset your password, please go to the my account page and select the “forgot password” option. You will be emailed a password reset link.

All of your purchased courses can be accessed and started from the my account page.

Once you login, you should immediately see the courses you have access to and can begin.

If you would like to purchase a new course, please select the one you want here.

If the class you purchased has not been completed yet, we will extend your access as needed so that it can be finished.

To have your course access extended, please contact us.

If there is an error in your name, please contact us to have it corrected.