Step-by-step instructions covering everything you need to know about getting the Texas License To Carry (LTC), also commonly known as, “Concealed Carry.”
Whether you’re starting the process to get your permit, you need to check the status of a pending application, or you simply have questions, then this handbook is for you.
In order to obtain a license to carry, you must first verify that you meet all of the following requirements:
Other factors may make individuals ineligible to obtain a license, such as: felony convictions, some misdemeanor convictions, including charges that resulted in probation or deferred adjudication; certain pending criminal charges; chemical or alcohol dependency; certain types of psychological diagnoses, and protective or restraining orders. The full list of state eligibility requirements can be found here.
If you meet the above requirements, the next step is to enroll for an approved LTC Training Course. This training must be completed through a DPS Approved Texas Certified Instructor. You can enroll in this training by clicking here.
After you successfully pass the approved online examination you will receive an Online/Handgun Proficiency Training (LTC 101) form.
Yes, an applicant may receive LTC online training through an Approved Online Course Provider who has been approved in Texas.
The course must cover the four (4) statutory required topics. These include:
This training typically takes ~4 hours to complete. Most online providers allow you to pause training and resume at your convenience.
Once you have successfully completed your online training, you will receive a signed Online/Handgun Proficiency Training (LTC 101) form that you will submit with your application.
In addition to the above training, you will need to submit the following online application. Be prepared to provide the following:
The State of Texas currently charges $40 for both first time LTC applicants as well as renewals. There are discounts for those that meet certain special conditions. For complete list, click here.
This process typically takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.
The outline of what is included can be found here.