Online Texas License to Carry a Handgun Class


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Take the official Texas License to Carry a Handgun class online!

  • Approved by Texas DPS
  • Get certified online
  • Carry in more places than with Constitutional Carry
  • Legal protections provided by a License to Carry
  • Take the class on your smartphone, tablet or computer
  • Immediate access to start the class after purchase

This is an online course officially approved by Texas DPS to fulfill the classroom training requirement to get your LTC. This class is for an official Texas LTC. The LTC may also be referred to as the concealed handgun license or concealed carry permit.

Get your LTC in 3 easy steps!

1. Take this Online Class

The License to Carry class is required by Texas DPS in order to apply for an LTC. This 4hr course can be taken at your own pace, anytime, anywhere.

2. Proficiency Demonstration

The shooting qualification, known as the proficiency demonstration, is completed after the online class with any Texas LTC instructor.

3. Application and Fingerprinting

Submit your LTC application online with Texas DPS, get fingerprinted, then submit the training documents and wait for your license to arrive in the mail.

About this Online Course:

  • Fulfills the classroom training requirement for a Texas LTC
  • 4 hours long and can be taken at your own pace from anywhere.
  • Broken into 15-20 min video segments. 
  • Start the class immediately after purchase, or later
  • Start and stop the class as many times as needed
  • Access to the course for 6 months
  • Entirely audio/video based 
  • Closed Captions available
  • LTC-101 Certificate issued at completion 

The class is taught by an instructor with current law enforcement experience in a large municipality. This unique perspective gives additional insight when it comes to concealed carry. The information provided is relevant, accurate and applies to the real world.

Why Obtain a Texas License to Carry?

Even with the passage of Texas HB 1927, which allows for the permitless carry of a handgun in Texas, most people are still choosing to get a License to Carry. Permitless carry is very restricted when compared to the LTC. The Texas LTC gives legal protections and multiple benefits when carrying a gun that are not covered under permitless/constitutional carry in Texas. Not only are there advantages within Texas law for having an LTC, the online class also covers material that every gun owner is responsible to know and is crucial to be aware of. Benefits of the LTC include:

– Trespass Protections – Campus Carry – School Zone Carry – Carry in 37 States – Peace of Mind When Carrying – Law Enforcement Interactions – No Background Checks When Buying Guns – Protection If Carrying Past No Gun Signs – Learn the Carry Laws – Legal Protections of an LTC


To purchase the LTC class as a gift for someone else, please go HERE to purchase a gift certificate.

The Texas License to Carry a Handgun, or commonly known as the concealed handgun license and concealed carry permit, does not go away with the passage of permitless carry in Texas and is beneficial to have if you plan to carry a handgun. The online course is officially approved by Texas DPS and is needed to get your License to Carry.  The LTC class can be taken online to fulfill the classroom requirement to obtain a Texas License to Carry. As long as you have an internet connection, this class can be taken from anywhere, not just within Texas.

Who can take the class?

Anyone can take the online class. The material covered applies to anyone interested in firearms and goes over firearm safety, Texas law, federal law, de-escalation techniques, methods of carry and more. does not issue the actual license or permits. An application must be completed with Texas DPS for the license to carry. Texas DPS will issue the LTC to you. Use the eligibility tool to determine if you qualify for an LTC. 

Certificate of Completion

The certificate issued at the successful completion of this course is valid for 2 years. After the online class, the certificate can be taken to any Texas License to Carry instructor for the proficiency demonstration. The proficiency demonstration consists of the shooting qualification and 1-2 hours of “range instruction”. What is included and how long the range instruction portion goes for is up to each individual LTC instructor. If you are not sure where to go to have this done, OnlineTexasLTC has partnered with LTC instructors, ranges and gun stores throughout Texas to help you complete the proficiency demonstration. Click HERE to find someone near you.

Topics covered for the online Texas License to Carry class include:

  1. Weapon Law
    – Laws that relate to weapons and to the use of deadly force
  2. Handgun Use and Safety 
    – Including use of holders and methods to ensure the secure carrying of handguns
  3. Non-Violent Dispute Resolution 
    – De-escalation techniques including communication skills and situational awareness
  4. Safe Storage Practices 
    – handgun storage options and law relating to storage

All of the material provided relates back to carrying a pistol in public in order to be as safe as possible. Whether you intend to carry a gun or not, this course is great for anyone interested in learning more about the above topics. 

Training Exemptions and Professional Discounts

Use the Eligibility and Discounts tool to determine if you qualify for training exemptions based on your profession. If you are active duty military or a veteran that has qualified with a firearm in the last 10 years then you may not need to do the proficiency demonstration (shooting qualification) with an LTC instructor. There are multiple professions listed by DPS that may be exempt from the shooting qualification or even the entire license to carry class. Check the eligibility tool see what you may qualify for.

For information on how to apply and submit your license to carry application with DPS, please visit the how to HERE.