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Instructor Renewal 2019

All Instructors with a certificate that expires on December 31, 2019 must submit a renewal application.

Instructor Renewal period will open between July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

The Instructor Online Renewal Training materials will be available for review beginning September 4, 2019. Individuals who have submitted a renewal instructor application will receive specific instructions by email on how to access these training materials as well as how to complete the exam.

   Renewal For LTC Instructor

Follow the instructions listed below if you hold a standard LTC instructor certification.

Note: If you hold both LTC Instructor Certification and Online Course Provider Certification, you are required to submit a renewal application and fees for both certifications.  However, you are only required to submit one set of supporting documents. View instructions for submitting a Renewal For Online Course Providers (OCP).

    Steps To Apply

Step 1: Apply Online

  • Apply online at:  Texas.gov
  • Click "Login" button under Returning Users section and enter details
  • Click "Renew Instructor Certification" link
  • Submit and pay for the application

Step 2:  Submit Supporting Documents

  • Submit LTC-90 and supporting documents through RSD Contact Us
  • DPS reviews application, supporting documents and criminal history background

Step 3: Review Training Materials and Complete Exam

  • Once you are eligible, you will receive an email notification with a password and instructions on how to access the online instructor training materials as well as how to complete the exam.
  • Instructors should thoroughly review the instructor renewal training materials prior to completing the exam.
  • Complete the instructor renewal exam and follow the provided instructions for submitting it back to the department.

Step 4: Certificate Issuance

  • Once all renewal requirements are met, a new instructor certificate will be mailed.

    Required Documents For LTC Instructors

Along with a paid renewal LTC instructor application, you must submit:

  1. Instructor Certification Supplemental Form (LTC-90)
  2. Certificate of Training  (LTC-100)
    • An instructor can demonstrate handgun (range) proficiency with another qualified LTC Instructor and must shoot with a semi-automatic handgun and a revolver for the proficiency portion.
    • Applicants are NOT required to submit a handgun (range) proficiency if they ONLY hold an Online Course Provider certification.
  3. Proof of valid firearms instructor certification
    Examples of Proof of valid firearms instructor certification include:
    • TCOLE Firearm Instructor Certificate
    • NRA Firearm Instructor Certificate
    • Nationally Accepted Handgun Instructor Certificate
    • Private Security Level III Firearm Instructor Certificate, or Level III Classroom and Firearm Certificate
    • IMPORTANT: An Instructor or OCP certification that has expired after December 31, 2019, cannot teach a student with an expired certificate.
  4. Completed course examination taken after the online renewal training.

    Instructions To Submit Required Documents

The quickest way for Handgun Licensing to receive your documents is electronically, through the RSD Contact Us page.  DO NOT send in documents for an instructor renewal application if you have NOT applied online or mailed in your application and payment.

RSD Contact Us Page

  1. Upload documents through Instructor Renewal Only – Submit LTC-90 and Instructor Supporting Documents
  2. Provide your instructor details
  3. Attach each document
  4. Submit

Other Delivery Methods
You may Fax supporting documents to: 512-424-7284 (Attn: Instructor).


   Renewal For Online Course Providers (OCP)

Online course providers (OCP) cannot submit a renewal application online and must submit a renewal application through the mail.

Note: If you hold both LTC Instructor License and Online Course Provider License, you are required to submit a renewal application and fees for both certifications. However, you are only required to submit one set of supporting documents. View instructions for submitting a Renewal For LTC Instructor.

Step 1: Complete Application and Gather Supporting Documents

  • Download and complete the Online Course Provider Renewal Application (LTC-91A)
  • Check or money order in the amount of $100.00 (Please make check or money order payable to "Texas Department of Public Safety")
  • Mail LTC-91A and payment to:
  • Licensing and Registration Service MSC 0245
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    PO Box 15888
    Austin, Texas 78773-0245

  • DPS reviews application and criminal history background
  • Submit the completed course examination taken after the online renewal training.

Step 2: Review Training Materials and Complete Exam

  • Once you are eligible, you will receive an email notification with a password and instructions on how to access the online instructor training materials as well as how to complete the exam.
  • Instructors should thoroughly review the instructor renewal training materials prior to completing the exam.
  • Complete the instructor renewal exam and follow the provided instructions for submitting it back to the department.

Step 3: Certificate Issuance

  • Once all renewal requirements are met, a new instructor certificate will be mailed.