What are the steps to obtain my LTC?
View application requirements and necessary documentation
(2) Register on-line to have your fingerprints taken. Note: you can have your passport photos taken at IndentoGO if you request it when you register online.
(3) Obtain any documents requested by DPS.
(4) Complete both the range and class portion of the CHL course.
(5) Save CHL-100 you receive in class and any documents received from DPS.
(6) Upload or mail required materials to DPS.
Attention Out Of State Applicants
Please be aware that all handgun license courses must be taught in Texas.
What should I expect during a LTC Class?
The class is divided into two sections. A classroom section and a range proficiency section.
The classroom portion is 4 to 6 hours long and ends with a short 25 question test. Information covered includes:
Legal aspects of concealed carry in Texas
Non-violent dispute resolution
Use of Force and Deadly Force
Proper Firearms Handling and Storage.
Please bring a pen or pencil with you to class. There is a soft drink machine, but if you want coffee, you will need to bring your own.
DO NOT BRING YOUR FIREARM or AMMUNITION into the CLASSROOM. LEAVE IT IN YOUR VEHICLE
Each student will fire a total of 50 rounds at a silhouette target. A score of 175 out of 250 possible points (70 percentile) is required to pass. The shooting will be done from 3 yards (20 rounds), 7 yards (20 rounds) and 15 yards (10 rounds)
Twenty rounds -three yards
list-info-icon Five rounds, -“One Shot Exercise” 2 seconds
list-info-icon Ten rounds will be fired, “Two Shot Exercise” 3 seconds
list-info-icon Five rounds will be fired, 10 seconds
Twenty rounds – seven yards
list-info-icon The first five shots will be fired in 10 seconds.
list-info-icon The next five shots will be fired in 2 stages.
list-info-icon Two shots will be fired in 4 seconds
list-info-icon Three shots will be fired in 6 seconds
list-info-icon Five shots – “One Shot Exercise” 3 seconds
list-info-icon The last five shots fired in 15 seconds
Ten rounds – fifteen yards
list-info-icon The first five shots will be fired in two stages.
list-info-icon Two shots fired in six seconds
list-info-icon Three shots fired in nine seconds
list-info-icon The last five shots will be fired in fifteen seconds.
Semi-automatic handgun or a revolver (unloaded) of at least .22 caliber – A handgun or revolver can be rented, if requested in advance.
Safety Glasses – Can be provided if you do not have any. Prescription glasses are OK.
Covered Ear Protection – Can be provided
Footwear that covers both entire feet
One box of 50 round ammunition