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License to Carry

Thank you for choosing P3 Training and Consulting to help you get your License to Carry.

Let’s start with your training. Please choose what works best for you from the five options below. There is a lot more information throughout this page. You may start your application and get your fingerprints now, or wait until you’ve completed your training.

License To Carry Handgun (LTC) training is conducted monthly in-person Instructor Led and online.

Texas DPS License to Carry Handgun Information Page

 

After you complete your LTC class, be it LTC classroom or LTC online (blended), this page will help you complete the process.

  

NEVER trust your friends. They will not keep you out of trouble. There is so much conflicting information out there, you need to do your own research, and question everything. Before you begin, please read the “LTC-16”; Texas License to Carry A Handgun Statute & Selected Laws Relating to The Use and Carrying of a Handgun. You may want to save or print, and bring this to class. The most current version is not always the most current. 

 

The State of Texas requires candidates to attend 4-6 hours of classroom training (not including breaks, test, travel, lunch, etc.), in addition to demonstrating safe handling and proficiency (175/250) with a handgun of their choice.  There are many Instructors in Texas to choose from. Chose your Instructor carefully. If the Instructor is not in full compliance with the training requirements, your license could be suspended or revoked.

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You must apply for your License to Carry online. P3TC will assist with your online application(s) for $25.00. Email Training@P3TCus.com to request an appointment.

 

You must be at least 18 years of age and have the following, as applicable:

 

  • Valid driver license or identification card
  • Current demographic, address, contact, and employment information
  • Residential* and employment information for the last five years (new applicants only)
  • Information regarding any psychiatric, drug, alcohol, or criminal history (new applicants only)
  • Valid email address
  • Valid credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express) ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
  • LTC-6 Photo Holder is required if applicant does not hold a Texas DL or ID Card. Out of State applicants must submit a copy of their state DL or ID Card
  •  If applicant is born out of country, must provide legal status documents, i.e. – Certificate of Naturalization, Permanent Resident Card, US Passport, etc
  • NOTE for Texas DL/ID holders: The Texas DL or ID photo on file with the Department will be used for the License to Carry a Handgun (LTC)
  • LTC-100 or LTC-101 Certificate of Training (received from the LTC Instructor upon course completion); Military range scores, from within the preceding 10 years of your LTC application, can be used in place of the proficiency portion of the certificate. (GC §411.1881)
  • Copy of DD-214 (Member-4); or any other official documentation showing the applicant is honorably discharged or retired military. Request Your Military Service Records | National Archives

[* Rumor is you may get your past addresses from www.annualcreditreport.com.]

 

From the LTC website applicants can:

  • Complete & submit the WEB APPLICATION
  • Submit the application fee
  • Schedule LTC specific electronic fingerprints, if necessary; LTC Fingerprint and Photo Information

Then, complete the application process by uploading supplemental documents and proof of training in accordance with the application checklist you will receive upon completion of your application. Again, if you want help in filling out the online application, send us an email to Training@P3TCus.com and request an appointment.

 

How to Upload Documents to the DPS:

1.  Scan and save appropriate documents to your computer.

2.  Click —>  Upload Documents to DPS.  Select “Handgun Licensing” then “Submit LTC-100/101 …” from drop down lists.

3.  Complete information and upload documents.

4. You will receive an auto reply indicating receipt of your documents.

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IAW TAC 6.14(f) All Certificates of Training (LTC-100 or LTC-101) are valid for one year from the date of issuance. Any certificate of training that is required in conjunction with an application must be valid on the date the completed application is submitted to the department.

 

By statute, DPS has up to 60 days to issue an original LTC, and 45 days to issue a renewal license. However, it is imperative that applicants understand that these time periods are calculated from the time a *fully-completed application AND supporting documents are received by the department.  In the event more information or documents are required to complete an application, DPS has an additional 180 days to complete the review process.

  

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