LTC Training Requirements

If you live in Texas and want to carry a handgun, you need to obtain a license to carry (LTC). Getting an LTC requires completing specific training requirements, which we will discuss in detail in this article.

What is an LTC?

A License to Carry, also known as a concealed carry license, is a permit that allows Texans to carry a handgun in a concealed manner. An LTC permits the holder to carry a handgun openly or concealed in most public places in Texas.

Who is Eligible to Apply for an LTC?

To apply for an LTC in Texas, you must meet specific eligibility criteria. You must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • A legal resident of Texas
  • Not convicted of a felony or Class A or B misdemeanor
  • Not currently charged with a felony or Class A or B misdemeanor
  • Not a fugitive from justice
  • Not chemically dependent
  • Not diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder

What are the Training Requirements for an LTC?

To obtain an LTC in Texas, you must complete the following training requirements:

Classroom Instruction

You must attend a classroom instruction course that is a minimum of four hours long. The course must cover:

Range Instruction

After completing the classroom instruction, you must attend a range instruction course. This course must be a minimum of one hour long, and it must cover:

  • The proficiency requirements for using a handgun safely and effectively
  • The laws that relate to weapons and the use of deadly force
  • The use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns

Proficiency Demonstration

You must demonstrate proficiency with a handgun by shooting a minimum of 50 rounds at a firing range. You must score at least 175 points out of a possible 250 points. You have to complete this demonstration within six months of the date you submit your application for an LTC.


Obtaining a Texas License to Carry requires completing specific training requirements. It is important to meet these requirements to ensure the safety of yourself and others when carrying a handgun in public. Remember to complete both the classroom and range instruction courses and demonstrate proficiency with a handgun to obtain your LTC.

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