Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Handgun Instructor Resources and Course Materials

November 24, 2020



2023 Texas DPS-Certified Handgun Instructor Recertification

1.  An e-mail has been sent to your e-mail address on file providing detailed instructions to recertify your LTC and/or OCP handgun instructor certification(s).

2.  Your recertification will be conducted “online”. 

Important Notes: 

1. The School Safety and On-Duty First Responder certification remains valid as long as the instructor’s qualified handgun instructor certification remains valid and is continuously recertified prior to expiration.  

2.  Your handgun recertification must be conducted by another DPS-Certified LTC instructor.


  Instructor Updates/Notices

How To Become A Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Certified Handgun Instructor For information about how to become a certified DPS Handgun License To Carry (LTC) Instructor, School Safety, On-Duty First Responder, and Online Course Provider Instructor, see the "Instructor" Frequently Asked Questions.

DPS’s rules for Handgun (LTC), School Safety, On-Duty First Responder, and Online Course Provider Instructors   can be found at the following link Administrative Rules.

Important DPS Handgun Instructor Links

    LTC Handgun Instructor Application for Original/Renewal Materials

    LTC Handgun Course Materials

    LTC Handgun Instructor Forms

    On-Duty First Responder Certification Instructor Application (NEW)

    On-Duty First Responder Course Materials

    On-Duty First Responder Course Instructor Forms

    Online Course Provider Application

    Online Course Provider Course Materials

    Online Course Provider Forms

    School Safety Certification Instructor Application

    School Safety Course Materials

    School Safety Class Instructor Forms