Instructor Updates

September 20, 2020

Instructor Renewal 2021

Instructors with a certificate expiring on December 31, 2021, who choose to renew must submit a renewal application. 

The Instructor Renewal period will be offered between July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

Individuals who have submitted a renewal application will receive an invitation email with specific instructions for scheduling a renewal training class date.

Online renewal training will not be offered this year.  All renewal training will be in person at the DPS Tactical Training Center located in Florence, Texas. 

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 included on this page 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: Classroom Training

  • Once you are eligible, you will receive an Invitation email. At this time, you can sign up to take the classroom training. Please read the email carefully and follow all instructions.
  • Once you have been assigned a class date, you will receive a Confirmation email with your class date, time, local hotels, map, and other information. 

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

Licensing and Registration Service MSC 0245
Texas Department of Public Safety
PO Box 15888
Austin, Texas 78773-0245

  • 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:
  • 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.