License to Carry Application Process

There are two ways to apply for your License to Carry (LTC): By online (recommended)  or by mail

Note: Upon successful completion of the in-person class you will receive a certificate of completion, the DPS Form LTC-100 or if you took the Online Course then the Firearms Proficiency course, DPS Form LTC-101

Apply Online:

  • Go to the Department of Public Safety website at
  • On the LICENSING & REGISTRATION page click on TX Online License to Carry a Handgun (LTC)
  • On the bottom left of this page go to New Users then click on the green Apply button on the bottom left of the page
  • Complete the application pages and print a copy of each page for your records before you go to the next page
  • Upon completion of the application you will be directed to the page to pay for your license
  • Submit your payment then print your receipt and form with the BARCODE and CHECKLIST
  • In a new page open, use Service Code: 119Q91 or Call (888) 467-2080 and provide Service Code: 119Q91
  • Once you are on this website or if you call them you can schedule a date and time at a location nearest to your zip code to have your fingerprints done and they will submit them to DPS for you (the fee for the fingerprints is $12.00 online or $10.00 if you pay in person)
  • To submit your LTC-100 or LTC-101 form and any other supporting documents listed on your CHECKLIST that apply to you, upload the documents to your computer by scanning, then go to, fill in the blanks on this page then attach your documents and click on the SUBMIT button to send to DPS or you may fax the documents to 512-424-7284
  • Your license application process will begin and DPS will notify you if they need any further information or if there are any issues with your application
  • You should receive your license in the mail within approximately 60 to 90 days
  • If you have questions you must contact DPS by phone at 512-424-7293

If you are unable to complete the online process and you would like us to assist you, our fee is $25.00, and this will have to be scheduled for a day other than your class date.

 Apply by Mail:

Go to the Department of Public Safety website at
On the right side of the Home Page under Top DPS Links click on Handgun Licensing
On the left side of the page click on Downloadable Forms
Download and complete forms LTC-78A, 78B, 78C, 85 and 86
Upon completion of these forms, mail them and any supporting documents with your application fee by personal check, cashier’s check or money order to DPS at:

Texas Department of Public Safety
PO Box 15888
Austin, TX 78761-5888
Phone: 512-424-7293

Fax: 512-424-7284



              Our next LTC Firearms Proficiency Course and in person  LTC Course dates are scheduled for:​

Saturday 11/20/2021 & 12/18/2021 at 9am : Complete in person LTC Course & Firearms Proficiency Course for online course students.

We also have a new course on Constitutional Carry (click on the CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY -VS- LTC tab for more details)

                                                                        Email us at to register

*NOTICE* Due to numerous malfunctions and safety concerns we DO NOT allow Hi-Point brand handguns on our range.

If you have little or no experience with handguns, we recommend you take our Basic Handgun Course with LTC Course.

*Click on the TRAINING tab for more details*

If you are involved in an incident where you may need to defend yourself, you will need the services of an attorney. Click on the Texas Law Shield link above to sign up.

Please use promo code SFTA

If you choose to take the ONLINE LTC COURSE there is an additional fee of $40.00 for the FIREARMS PROFICIENCY COURSE

Email me at to schedule a time to attend the Firearms Proficiency course at our private outdoor range in Terrell, TX. 

We have started in person classes again !
The in person LTC course fee is $75 which includes the complete course and firearms qualification.

Our ONLINE LTC COURSE is available if you do not have the time to attend an in person class. The Online LTC Course fee is $55 and the Firearms Proficiency Course is $40.