FAQs

Do I have to be a Texas resident to get a Texas LTC ?

No. Texas will issue a Texas LTC (license to carry) to anyone who has a valid drivers license or State ID issued by any one of the 50 States. It’s very easy to get a license to carry in Texas.

Can I take the LTC class if I am under 21 ?

Yes, anyone 18 and older can now get a Texas license to carry. You can take the class online HERE

What is the number to the DPS handgun licensing division ?

The Texas Department of Public Safety handgun licensing division is located in Austin. You may call them if you have problems with their website or to check the status of your application or for any other questions you may have. The number is 1-512-424-7293.

Where Do I Get My Fingerprints Done?

You must submit your online LTC application  before scheduling your fingerprint appointment.

Unscheduled walk-in service is NOT available. To schedule an appointment at a time and location convenient to you, use one of the following methods:

  1. Visit Fingerprinting Services, please use Service Code: 119Q91 OR
  2. Call (888) 467-2080 and provide Service Code: 119Q91

How Do I apply For My Texas LTC?

We recommend waiting until after your class to apply for your Texas LTC because we cover the Texas LTC application process in class. Your license to carry application is submitted on the DPS website at submit online application.  After you submit your Texas LTC application online, they will email you a copy of the checklist . Your checklist will have instructions on how to schedule your fingerprint appointment and what documents you have to submit to the DPS.  Make sure you submit your documents. You can upload your documents to DPS here:  upload supporting documents. If you are unable to upload your documents you can mail them to DPS at the address below but you are better off uploading them.

Texas Department of Public Safety
Handgun Licensing – MSC 0245
PO Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0001

Phone: 1-512-424-7293

How do I find a local instructor for the shooting portion ?

After you complete our online class, you can use our instructor locator to find a local instructor in your area. Visit instructor locator.

Does Texas Have Permitless Carry?

Kind of. While you can carry in Texas without a license it is full of restrictions and penalties. You are better off just getting a license to carry.

Can I take the class online?

Yes. Our online Texas LTC class is the official Texas DPS course required to get your license to carry. Our online LTC class is approved statewide by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Is this the official Texas LTC class?

Yes. Our online Texas license to carry class is the required Texas Department of Public Safety course to get your Texas license to carry.

Is the LTC class easy?

Yes. Our online Texas LTC class is the easiest course in Texas. We are the state leader and we have a 100% pass rate.

Can anyone 18 or older get a LTC?

Yes. Texas lowered the min age to 18 years old. Now anyone 18 or older can take our online course, get a LTC and carry in public in Texas.

Is a CHL/LTC the same thing?

Yes. The license use to be called a “concealed handgun license” (CHL). They changed the name to “license to carry” (LTC) since a license holder can now carry concealed or open. Same license, new name. We only have one license in Texas.