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Steps to Obtain your Texas License to Carry

Take the LTC Course

Step one:  Complete your LTC Application with the DPS

  • Click here to fill out the Texas DPS online state application.  Navigate to the New User button at the bottom of the page and fill out the forms.

  • Pay the State of Texas Licensing Fees

    • $40 Standard Fee for Initial License

    • $25 Military Veteran - ETS or Retired over 365 days

    • $0 Active Duty - Includes Active Guard, Texas State Guard & Reserves


Step two:  Submit Fingerprints

  • Click here to schedule and complete your fingerprinting with IdentiGO.

  • Fee = $10


Step three:  Gather and Submit Supporting Documents to DPS

  • Click here to submit your documentation online

  • Documents required:

  • LTC-100 Class Completion Certificate

    • If you were born outside of the U.S., submit a copy of your U.S. Passport, Certificate of Naturalization, or Certificate of Birth Abroad. Submit only one of these documents.

    • If you are a prior service member, submit a copy of your DD 214 (copy of "Member 4" / "long" / "unedited" / "undeleted").

    • If you are Active Duty, Active Reserve, or National Guard, submit a copy of your Military ID (front and back) and one of the following:

      • Copy of current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES).

      • Copy of current active duty orders.

      • Copy of current enlistment contract.

      • Letter from your commanding officer.

    • Non-Texas Residents submit a color copy of your drivers license (both sides)

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