Texas License To Carry Training (Online Completion)

Course Description: The in-person training required for those taking the classroom portion of the Texas License To Carry course online.

This course is part of the core curriculum of the 40 hour Defensive Pistol Skills Program

It is offered in two versions:

1.5 hour "minimum" completion. Lecture plus the LTC shooting test ONLY.

2 hour "deluxe" version. Includes 1.5 hour material plus an additional 50 rounds of drills and practice preparing the student to perform well on the LTC shooting test. This version is equivalent to the Basic Pistol 2 course.

The 2 hour version is highly recommend for anyone that has not taken a formal handgun skills course in the past 10 years (or ever).

Topics: handgun use and safety, use of restraint holsters for open carry, live-fire shooting test.

Cost: $60 (for 2 hour group course at the A-Zone Range). Private sessions of this course are available on weekdays at higher cost. Course cost does NOT include ammo. Student will bring his/her own ammunition. Loaner guns are available if reserved prior to class day.

For prices and upcoming course dates, check the schedule page.

Length: 1.5 hours (2 hours for deluxe version)

Prerequisites: none. You do not have to have completed the online LTC course to attend the range portion. You can take the range part first and the online classroom second if you want.

Not sure whether you would benefit from the additional coaching?

This article can help you determine if taking Basic Pistol 2 prior to LTC is appropriate.

Our Basic Pistol 2 class is a great pre-LTC skills tune up course, particularly for those with no prior formal handgun training. It provides an opportunity to practice the different parts of the LTC shooting test, improve your shooting, learn the safe gun handling standards expected by most formal training programs, and more!

Start the license application process online with DPS.

Required Equipment: a handgun (.32 cal or larger), 100 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, and a black pen.

Optional Equipment: See the general policies page for suggestions on food, drink, clothing, etc.

Taught by: Staff

Facility: Varies, depends on instructor, check schedule for details

Times: Varies, depends on instructor, check schedule for details

Additional information:

Frequently asked questions about Texas LTC are answered here.

Looking for an LTC class in the Bryan area? We recommend Dave Burdett @ Burdett and Sons (979) 695-2807. Their classes are typically on the 3rd Friday and Saturday of each month.

Also recommended in the Bryan area: BCS Concealed Carry

In the Bastrop/Lockhart area: Schaefer Training Academy

If you have questions about the CHL process, contact us or contact DPS: (click here to go to the DPS Website)

Texas Department of Public Safety
5805 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78752-4422 
P O Box 4087
Austin, Texas
(512) 424-2000

Need a 'change of address' form? Download DPS form CR-70 here.

Trying to decide what kind of pistol to buy? Read our Handgun Selection Guide.

Here's a video of how to shoot the LTC qualification test.