How to Become a Texas License To Carry Instructor

If you are interested in becoming a Texas LTC instructor, there are a few things you need to do.

1. Meet the eligibility requirements. To be eligible to become a Texas LTC instructor, you must meet the following requirements:
    • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
    • Be at least 21 years old
    • Have a clean criminal record
    • Have a valid Texas driver’s license or identification card
    • Be certified as a firearms instructor by a nationally recognized organization like the USCCA

Set yourself apart from other firearms instructors in your area with the nationally recognized, Texas DPS approved USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals Instructor Certification. This course is the gold standard for law-abiding Americans seeking to obtain their concealed carry permits.

Add value and more training classes to your teaching arsenal with these additional classes available for you once you become a Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals Certified Instructor. You can teach many other classes in addition to the Texas LTC course:

What You Will Teach Your Students
2. Apply for your Texas LTC instructor certification. Once you have completed the training course, you must apply for your Texas LTC instructor certification. To do this, you will need to submit the following to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS):
    • A completed application form
    • A copy of your firearms instructor certification
    • A copy of your driver’s license or identification card
    • A copy of your criminal background check
    • A $100 application fee
3. Complete the Texas LTC instructor training course. The Texas LTC instructor training course is a three-day course that covers the following topics:
      • Laws that relate to weapons and to the use of deadly force
      • Handgun use and safety, including use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns
      • Non‐violent dispute resolution
      • Proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child
      • Proficiency demonstration target scoring

After successfully completing your in-person training, you’ll receive your instructor credentials instantly and toolkit will arrive in the mail. The toolkit includes everything you’ll need to teach the course, including lesson plans, course books for your students and other valuable tools based on which course you selected.

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