How to get a Handgun License


How to get a Texas License to Carry a handgun? Total price  $150 – $180 

You must complete an application to the Texas DPS, pay the required fees, complete all required training and submit required supplemental forms and materials.

STEP 1. Take the LTC class $50 online OR $100 in the classroom

If you take our LTC class,  we complete both parts in the same day. If you take the online classroom portion, you must attend also 1-2 hours of range instruction and demonstrate handgun proficiency with a Texas Qualified LTC Instructor. After completing the online portion, schedule the shooting portion with us here.

STEP 2.  Application $40

Complete the online application at Texas Department of Public Safety website

STEP 3. Fingerprints $10

Submit a set of finger prints. 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

STEP 4.  Submit Certificates

Submit and upload your Certificate of Training to the DPS through the RSD website.  Uploaded 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