Steps to get a Handgun License

Follow these steps to get a Texas License to Carry a handgun. Total price is $180.  The return time is usually 3 – 6 weeks 

1. Complete the 4 hour online LTC class $50

The online class can be taken on any computer or mobile device and may be done in small segments as your schedule permits until complete.

2. Complete the shooting portion with us. $80

After completing the online LTC training, schedule the shooting portion with us here.

3.   Submit an online application to the Texas DPS website $40

Texas Department of Public Safety website

4. Make an appointment for fingerprints  $10

Submit a set of fingerprints. To schedule an appointment at a time and location convenient to you, please use one of the following methods:   Visit Fingerprinting Services, please use Service Code: 119Q91 OR Call (888) 467-2080 and provide Service Code: 119Q91

5.  Upload your Certificate of Training to the DPS  (LTC-101)

Upload your Certificate of Training to the DPS through their website.  Attachments must be in .PDF file format. (what is PDF?)

Or mail the certificate to:

Texas Department of Public Safety
Handgun Licensing Program, MSC 0245
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0245

*All certificates of training are valid for one year from the date of issuance. (Texas Administrative Code TITLE 37 PART 1 CHAPTER 6 SUBCHAPTER B §6.14(f) effective January 11, 2018

Your LTC will be mailed to you by the Department of Public Safety.  The return time is usually 3 – 6 weeks

(If you have any questions regarding the processing of your application, please call the Texas DPS at 512-424-7293)