Eligibility and Professional Discounts

Using the below tool, find out if you are eligible for a Texas License to Carry and if you qualify for discounts and training exemptions. LTC Austin has made it extremely easy to find out if you can get an LTC without having to interpret Texas Government Code. 

Depending on your job, such as active duty military or veteran, you may also not have to take the shooting qualification (proficiency demonstration). If you qualify, the online LTC class would be all that is needed to get an LTC. The online class would also be discounted. Go HERE for more information about the online class.

Discounts and Training Exemptions Available For:

– Military – Veterans – 1st Responder – Judge – Jailer – Probation – Teacher – Corrections – Prosecutor

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Profession

DPS Fee

Online LTC Class Cost

Government Code

Training Requirement

Standard Applicant

$40

$50

Juvenile Probation Officer

$25

$30

Online LTC Class Required
– Exempt from Proficiency Demonstration with LTC-83 Completed

Supervision Officer

$25

$30

Online LTC Class Required
– Exempt from Proficiency Demonstration with LTC-83 Completed

Active Military

$0

$30

Online LTC Class Required
– May be exempt from Proficiency Demonstration if within last 10 years:
1) has proof of course of training in firearm proficiency or familiarization; or
2) proof of a range qualification process for firearm usage

Active Texas Military Member

$0

$30

Online LTC Class Required
– May be exempt from Proficiency Demonstration if within last 10 years:
1) has proof of course of training in firearm proficiency or familiarization; or
2) proof of a range qualification process for firearm usage

Veteran (honorably discharged)

$25

$30

Online LTC Class Required
– May be exempt from Proficiency Demonstration if within last 10 years:
1) has proof of course of training in firearm proficiency or familiarization; or
2) proof of a range qualification process for firearm usage

Active Texas Peace Officer

$0

$30

– Online LTC class and proficiency demonstration not required
LTC-80 Consent Form completed
– Current copy of TCOLE license
– Evidence of current employment (agency ID card or HR letter head)

Active Railroad Peace Officer

$0

$30

– Online LTC class and proficiency demonstration not required
LTC-80 Consent Form completed
– Provide current copy of certificate of authority issued by the Director of Texas DPS.

Active Special Ranger of the TX and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Ass.

$0

$30

– Online LTC class and proficiency demonstration not required
LTC-80 Consent Form completed
– Provide current copy of certificate of authority issued by the Director of Texas DPS.

Correctional Officer

$0

$30

– Must be currently employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
– Online LTC class Required
– Exempt from proficiency demonstration
– Evidence of having satisfactorily completed TDCJ Correctional Officer training program,including demonstration of weapons proficiency
– HR verification letter that includes Name, Rank, and proof of current employment.

County Jailer

$0

$30

– Online LTC class Required
– Exempt from proficiency demonstration
– Current copy of County Jailer license and credentials.
– Evidence of current employment as a County Jailer
– Evidence of satisfactorily completion of the County Jailer preparatory training program,including demonstration of weapons proficiency

Honorably Retired Texas Peace Officer

$0

$30

– Online LTC class and proficiency demonstration not required
LTC-84 Affidavit, Or;
– A sworn statement on agency letterhead from the head of the law enforcement agency

Retired Railroad Peace Officer

$0

$30

– Online LTC class and proficiency demonstration not required
LTC-96 Affidavit, Or;
– A sworn statement on agency letterhead from the head of the law enforcement agency.
– A copy of their certificate of authority issued by the Director of Texas DPS.
– Provide copy of TCOLE license.

Retired Special Ranger of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

$0

$30

– Online LTC class and proficiency demonstration not required
LTC-96 Affidavit, Or;
– A sworn statement on agency letterhead from the head of the law enforcement agency.
– A copy of their certificate of authority issued by the Director of Texas DPS.
– Provide copy of TCOLE license.

Retired Federal Officer

$0

$30

– Online LTC class and proficiency demonstration not required
LTC-84 Affidavit, Or;
– A sworn statement on agency letterhead from the head of the law enforcement agency
– Provide a copy of agency issued retirement credentials

Former Reserve Law Enforcement Officer

$25

$30

– Online LTC class Required
– Exempt from proficiency demonstration
LTC-79 Sworn Statement, Or;
– A sworn statement on agency letterhead from the head of law enforcement agency

Active Judge

$25

$30

– Online LTC class and proficiency demonstration not required
LTC-82 Affidavit, Or;
– Sufficient evidence that applicant is currently employed as an Active Judge in the State of Texas or as a Federal Judge residing in Texas.
LTC-83 Sworn statement, Or;
– Online LTC class completed

Other Prosecuting Attorney

$0

$30

– Online LTC class and proficiency demonstration not required
LTC-82 Affidavit, Or;
– Provide sufficient evidence that applicant is currently employed to prosecute felony cases on behalf of a government agency in the State of Texas.
LTC-83 Sworn statement, Or;
– Online LTC class completed

Felony Prosecuting Attorney

$40

$30

– Online LTC class and proficiency demonstration not required
LTC-82 Affidavit, Or;
– Provide sufficient evidence that applicant is currently employed to prosecute criminal cases on behalf of a government agency in the State of Texas.
LTC-83 Sworn statement, Or;
– Online LTC class completed

Retired Judge

$25

$30

– Online LTC class and proficiency demonstration required
– Must submit a retirement statement from the Judicial Retirement System showing retired as a judge serving in the State of Texas or Retired Federal Judge must provide proof of residing in Texas and submit a retirement letter from their court, retirement credentials, or sufficient information retired from a Federal Justice position