One Question I get asked all the time is How Much Time Will It Take to Get My TX LTC? Well I’ll explain it in this article below
If you’re getting ready to start the process of obtaining your TX LTC, you might be wondering how much time will it take to get my TX LTC. What is the general timeline for this process?To give you a better idea of the answer, we’ve broken it down by each of the steps involved in obtaining your TX LTC.
The Classroom Section:
In order to get your TX LTC, you must first complete a course that covers state firearms laws, situational awareness, and gun safety fundamentals. This can be accomplished through an in-person class or by completing an online course. The classroom component may last 4–6 hours, and in-person instruction must be completed in a single session. Online learning, on the other hand, can be divided into smaller chunks.
Please keep in mind that the LTC 100 is the document you will receive after completing the required classroom instruction.
The proficiency test takes about an hour to complete on average. After completing the classroom portion of the LTC requirements, you must demonstrate basic proficiency with a handgun. In most cases, you can expect to be asked to:
- Fire 20 rounds at a distance of 3 yards.
- Fire 20 rounds at 7 yards.
- Fire 10 rounds at 15 yards.
To save time, if you are a seasoned handgun user, you may be able to take your proficiency test on the same day as your classroom instruction. If you’re a newer shooter, it’s best to postpone the proficiency portion until you’re more prepared and comfortable.
Fingerprints & DPS Application
This is a two-step process that begins with submitting the necessary Texas Department of Safety application. Following the submission of your application, you will schedule an appointment to have your fingerprints taken at an IdentoGO Center. The length of this stage of the process will vary depending on how many people are at the center and other factors.
Timeline for Application Review
The Texas Department of Safety has up to eight weeks after receiving all required documents to approve or deny your application for a license to carry. DPS usually makes every effort to respond within 60 days of receiving completed application packages. If your application is incomplete or additional information is required to complete the background check, you will be notified in the manner you specified on your application.
You may submit an online inquiry if it has been more than eight weeks since you submitted your application materials. To do so, go to the DPS website and check the status of your application. Applications are usually approved if all of the required information is provided and you meet Texas and federal legal handgun ownership requirements.
Possible reasons for application denial:
Some of the possible reasons for application denial include
- Not submitting all required documents
- Having child support debt
- Not qualifying to be a legal handgun owner and user in Texas due to other issues and certain legal issues.
When you’re ready to get your TX LTC, make sure to go with a reputable training provider.