This course provides the required classroom training and firearm proficiency qualification required by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for students applying for a Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC).

Class Duration
Course is approximately 5 hours in the classroom followed by the range proficiency qualification.

Prerequisites
• Basic proficiency with a handgun (see below)
• Minimum age 21

Subjects discussed
• Firearm Safety
• Concealed carry law
• Where you can carry and where carry is prohibited
• Use force and deadly force
• Legal implications of use of force or deadly force
• Texas weapons laws
• Nonviolent dispute resolution

Proficiency Requirements
Concealed Carry courses do not provide basic firearm instruction. Students must be able to demonstrate, via range qualification, that they can safely manipulate and accurately fire a handgun.
Students should note that there is NO instruction on shooting skills, and all students are expected to be able to safely operate their handgun and pass the proficiency exam.

Please consider our Basic Pistol Course for marksmanship and gun handling instruction.

Proficiency Skills
• loading and unloading the firearm
• safe gun handling
• marksmanship with the capability to accurately fire the handgun under time restraints
• general firearm safety and range etiquette
• see the Texas DPS range proficiency course of fire below

After the Class
Submit your application and the following materials to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Handgun Licensing Program.
• Instructor certification for completed classroom curriculum.
• Instructor certification for completed handgun qualification test.

Mandatory Course Equipment
• Semi-automatic handgun or revolver (unloaded and cased) .32 caliber or larger 
• Baseball cap
• Safety glasses (loaners available)
• Ear protection that covers your ears (loaners available)
• Footwear that entirely covers both feet (no sandals or high heels)
• 50 rounds of commercially produced ammunition (100 recommended)
  NO RELOADED or HAND LOADED ammunition

Range Proficiency Course of Fire (as mandated by the Texas DPS)
• Total of 50 rounds fired at a B-27 target (45″ high x 24″ wide)
• Minimum passing score is 175 out of 250 points (70 percentile)
• All strings begin in the ready position

3 Yard Line – 20 Rounds
• 1 round in 2 seconds, 5 times (5 rounds total)
• 2 rounds in 3 seconds, 5 times (10 rounds total)
• 5 rounds in 10 seconds, 1 time (5 rounds total)

7 Yard Line – 20 Rounds
• 5 rounds in 10 seconds, 1 time (5 rounds total)
• 2 rounds in 4 seconds, 1 time (2 rounds total)
• 3 rounds in 6 seconds, 1 time (3 rounds total)
• 1 round in 3 seconds, 5 times (5 rounds total)
• 5 rounds in 15 seconds, 1 time (5 rounds total)

15 Yard Line – 10 Rounds
• 2 rounds in 6 seconds, 1 time (2 rounds total)
• 3 rounds in 9 seconds, 1 time (3 rounds total)
• 5 rounds in 15 seconds, 1 time (5 rounds total)

See the Texas DPS LTC website at https://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/ltc/index.htm