LTC/CHL FAQ

Yes! OnlineTexasLTC.com is an approved online course provider and LTC Instructor through Texas Department of Public Safety Handgun Licensing Division.

Anyone can take the 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.

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.

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. Once the proficiency demonstration has been finished, your LTC-101 form will be filled out and ready to submit. Please see the 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.

Please go to this page for detailed instructions.

If you completed the online LTC class, the proficiency demonstration consists of 1-2 hours of “range instruction” and then the handgun proficiency test (shooting). These requirements are set by DPS. The “range instruction” portion set by DPS is to ensure that the student understands the material presented in the online course and gives the student an opportunity to ask questions.

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.

For more information about the Texas LTC please go here as well.

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.