LICENSE TO CARRY
The Texas License To Carry (LTC) is issued to qualified applicants who are at least 21 years old or 18 if in the military.
The license is also required if a person wants to carry a handgun openly.
Previously the handgun permit was called a Concealed Handgun License, CHL, however, this was changed to License To Carry (LTC) in January 2016.
Applications for a license are handled by the Department of Public Safety who require first time applications to be made online. There is a standard fee of $40 with the license being valid for 5 years. Application and submission details below.
Our LTC classes are open to people of all levels of experience. We do suggest if you are not comfortable or familiar with fire arms, beginning with an Intro class/lesson prior to attending LTC. This is highly suggested, but not required. All levels of applicants are welcome to attend and test for LTC. We offer a very hands on approach to teaching and want to be sure everyone is safe, and knowledgeable. We recommend bringing your own firearms, however we have several loaners available. We also have ammo available for purchase as well.
PROFICIENCY TESTING (At the Range)
Online LTC courses are growing in popularity, but live fire proficiency testing is still required to obtain your LTC. We do honor SOME online courses and can provide proficiency testing only, however, we do still require an additional 1-2 hours handgun and range safety training prior to testing. We do NOT honor or accept ALL online courses. Qualification requires 50 rounds of ammunition be fired. For more qualification details Click Here.
NO UPCOMING CLASSES SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME
7901 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Class regularly $100
BOOK NOW ONLINE AND SAVE! (click here)
Book now, and reserve your spot for only $75.
This includes classroom instruction, written exam, range time & testing, gun rental and ammo.
Additional targets and ammo available for purchase.
($50 pricing if providing your own Gun & ammo)
Credit Card (Square) and Cash (zelle, cashApp) accepted in person, at class.
Students must be paid in full prior to receiving Certificate of Completion, form LTC-100
1. SUBMIT AN APPLICATION & PAY THE REQUIRED FEES
APPLY ONLINE AT TEXAS.GOV
SCHEDULE ELECTRONIC FINGERPRINTS
You will receive a computer generated letter in your provided email from uenroll.identogo.com with a personalized link to schedule fingerprints OR
You may visit the DPS website "Fingerprint Services" OR
Call (888) 467 - 2080 and provide service code 119Q91
2. COMPLETE LICENSE TO CARRY COURSE
CONTACT US FOR UPCOMING CLASSES OR PRIVATE TESTING
Small group, ladies only, and private classes available
Classroom Instruction is 4-6 hours. Course material includes
Laws that Relate to Weapons and the Use of Deadly Force
Handgun Use and Safety
Non-violent dispute resolution
DPS written exams must be completed with a passing score of 70%
DPS handgun proficiency exam can be completed with a semi or non-semi automatic pistol with a passing score of 70%
QUESTIONS about the Proficiency exam (aka "Shooting Test" at the Range)?? Click Here for Details.
3. SUBMIT & UPLOAD REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO DPS
FINISHING THE PROCESS
After passing the course, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO SUBMIT YOUR OWN CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION (LTC-100, Provided by Instructor) and any other necessary and supporting documents to DPS (click here).
REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR TEXAS LICENSE TO CARRY
Is a legal resident of this state for the six-month period preceding the date of application under this subchapter or is otherwise eligible for a license under Section 411.173(a);
Is at least 21 years of age; or at least 18 if you are a member or veteran of the US Armed Forces, Reserves or National Guard or was discharged under honorable conditions.
Has not been convicted of a felony;
Is not charged with the commission of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense, or of an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code, or equivalent offense, or of a felony under an information or indictment;
Is not a fugitive from justice for a felony or a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense;
Is not a chemically dependent person;
Is not incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun;
Has not, in the five years preceding the date of application, been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense or of an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code, or equivalent offense;
is fully qualified under applicable federal and state law to purchase a handgun;
Has not been finally determined to be delinquent in making a child support payment administered or collected by the attorney general;
Has not been finally determined to be delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the comptroller, the tax collector of a political subdivision of the state, or any agency or subdivision of the state;
Is not currently restricted under a court protective order or subject to a restraining order affecting the spousal relationship, other than a restraining order solely affecting property interests;
Has not, in the 10 years preceding the date of application, been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law of the grade of felony; and
Has not made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application submitted pursuant to Section 411.174.