The Texas LTC gives legal protections and multiple benefits when carrying a gun in Texas. Not only are there advantages within Texas law for having an LTC, the online class also covers material that every gun owner is responsible to know and is crucial to be aware of. Permitless carry, or constitutional carry, does not effect the LTC in Texas. Every responsible gun owner should still have an LTC for the reasons listed above.
The LTC class covers Texas laws and regulations surrounding guns and carrying a handgun. This class does not teach how to carry a gun, what equipment to select, or how to draw the gun from a concealed holster. For in depth instruction on these topics, we highly recommend also taking The Art of Concealment online class.
Anyone can take the online LTC class. The material covered applies to anyone interested in firearms and goes over firearm safety, Texas law, federal law, de-escalation techniques, methods of carry and more. Although anyone can take the online LTC class, Texas DPS has age requirements for receiving the License to Carry. With some exceptions, the age requirement for the LTC is 21 years old. Anyone that take the class after their 19th birthday, will be able to submit the training to DPS for the LTC when they are 21. This is because the certificate is valid for 2 years.
Yes! The certificate issued at the successful completion of this course is the Texas DPS LTC-101 certificate and is valid for 2 years.
This online class can be taken from almost any smartphone, tablet or computer and from anywhere in the world. Just login and begin watching the videos. You do not have to be located in Texas to take the online course.
The Texas License to Carry a Handgun, or commonly known as the concealed handgun license and concealed carry permit, does not go away with the passage of permitless carry (also referred to as constitutional carry) in Texas. The LTC remains the best option for concealed and open carry in the state and is extremely beneficial to have if you plan to carry a handgun.
A few benefits of an LTC include:
This online LTC course will cover the following topics:
All of the material provided relates back to carrying a pistol in public in order to be as safe as possible. Whether you intend to carry a gun or not, this course is great for anyone interested in learning more about the above topics.
Every LTC applicant, with some exceptions, must complete the proficiency demonstration after the completion of the online LTC class. Students have 2 years from the completion of this online LTC class to get the proficiency demonstration completed and submitted to Texas DPS with the LTC application.
The proficiency demonstration consists of the shooting qualification and range instruction. This is done in person with any LTC instructor in Texas. Most shooting ranges have LTC instructors that will complete the Proficiency Demonstration. Once the online LTC class is complete, we will also help locate an instructor near you if needed.
Active duty military and veterans with range cards that are dated from within the last 10 years may be exempt from the proficiency demonstration and only need to complete this online class. The range cards will be submitted to Texas DPS after the LTC application is completed.
Use the OnlineTexasLTC.com Eligibility and Discounts tool to determine if you qualify for training exemptions based on your profession. If you are active duty military or a veteran that has qualified with a firearm in the last 10 years then you may not need to do the proficiency demonstration (shooting qualification) with an LTC instructor. There are multiple professions listed by DPS that may be exempt from the shooting qualification. Check the eligibility tool see what you may qualify for.
To purchase the LTC class as a gift for someone else, please go HERE to purchase a gift certificate.
You may also purchase this class and provide the login information to the person taking the course. They will have an opportunity to enter their own information once the class is started. The information entered at checkout is not used for the course certificate.
The instructor, Joel Kuchenski, is certified under Texas GC 411.188 and GC 411.190 to administer the LTC Online Course (classroom instruction only).
Online course access expires 6 months from the purchase date. If additional time is needed to complete the class, extensions can be approved
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Joel Kuchenski is the owner and lead instructor for OnlineTexasLTC.com. Joel has almost a decade of experience as a police officer for a large municipal police department in Texas.
As a patrol officer, Joel worked multiple functions, including being a field training officer, tactical adjunct instructor, firearms instructor and CAST (counter assault strike team) member. Later, he moved to full time position as a cadet training instructor at the police academy. During this time, he taught cadets going through the academy and received additional certifications as a driving instructor and Taser instructor through TCOLE. With over 1000 hours of documented firearms and tactics training, this background allows Joel to teach classes with real world experience that gives a perspective and insight not provided elsewhere.
Currently a full time Texas License to Carry instructor, Joel has gained additional experience and knowledge with Texas laws and regulations that are not typically found elsewhere with his law enforcement experience.