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Texas License to Carry Online Training

Sheepdog Response is offering Texas License To Carry (LTC) services!

Now you can use any upcoming SDR Protector or Pistol / Protector Course to demonstrate proficiency for getting your LTC!  

The Texas DPS requires every student to complete 4 hours of online training to be issued their LTC-101 certificate upon completion.​

By completing the online portion prior to your Protector/Pistol course, you’ll save a $100 on your live training.

Your Protector 1 or Pistol 1 course will count towards your proficiency demonstration (shooting qualification and range instruction with an LTC instructor); getting you closer to obtaining your LTC permit. 

Clicking “Register Now,” will route you to the Official Texas DPS website to complete registration and access the online training for $65.

Steps to Obtaining Your LTC

  • Click “Register Now” button to register and pay the $65 registration fee
  • Complete the Official Online Course for the Texas License to Carry (LTC)- 
  • 4 Hours long and can be taken at your own pace from anywhere 
  • Broken into 15-20 minute video segments. Start and stop as needed
  • Take the class from your computer, tablet, or smartphone - Course is entirely Audio/Video based (Closed captions available)
  • LTC-101 certificate issued at the completion
  • Print out your LTC-101 certificate and bring it to your Protector 1 course

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Take the Online LTC 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.

Proficiency Demonstration

Starting now, you can use any SDR Protector or Pistol Course to demonstrate proficiency for getting your LTC! Once you register and pay the fee (button below), you’ll get an email with a promo code for $100 off our Protector, or Pistol course.

Every LTC applicant, with some exceptions, must complete the proficiency demonstration after the completion of the online LTC class. Take the online training requirement through Texas DPS and get your LTC-101 certificate.

Bring your LTC-101 certificate to your Protector Course, completing the course will count towards your Proficiency Demonstration with the signature of one of our instructors. 

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. Please contact Sheepdog Response LLC for information about scheduling a proficiency demonstration after this online class is completed.

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.

While we would love to have you come to one of our Protector 1 Courses, you can take your certificate to anyone who provides the Proficiency Demonstrations in Texas.

Is a Certificate Issued at the Completion of the Course?

Yes! The certificate issued at the successful completion of this course is the Texas DPS LTC-101 certificate and is valid for 2 years.

Where and How Can I Take the Class?

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.

What about Permitless Carry / Constitutional Carry?

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:

  • Carry in More Loations
  • Legal Protections
  • Trespass Protections
  • Carry in 37 States
  • Campus Carry
  • School Zone Carry
  • Law Enforcement Interactions
  • Knowledge of Gun Laws
  • No Background Checks for Gun Purchases
What Class Topics Covered?

This online LTC course will cover the following topics:

  1. Weapon Law
    – Laws that relate to weapons and to the use of deadly force
  2. Handgun Use and Safety 
    – Including use of holders and methods to ensure the secure carrying of handguns
  3. Non-Violent Dispute Resolution 
    – Deescalation techniques including communication skills and situational awareness
  4. Safe Storage Practices 
    – Handgun storage options and law relating to storage

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. 

How to Purchase as a Gift for Someone Else

To purchase the LTC class as a gift for someone else, please contact Sheepdog Response LLC to see what options are available. 

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.