LTCI Renewal 2019

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

Step 1:

Submit and pay for the application online.

Step 2:  Submit Supporting Documents

  • Submit LTC-90 and supporting documents
  • Submit LTC-100

Proficiency Demonstration (LTC-100).

“The requirement is that you shoot with another LTC Certified Instructor. You must shoot the LTC Course of Fire with both a revolver and a semi-automatic handgun. Once you have received a passing grade using both handguns, a LTC-100 must be completed and submitted. The shooter’s information will be entered as the student and the grader’s information will be entered as the Instructor. The only portion that should be left blank is the classroom information. Be sure to enter the range address and sign at the bottom of the page.”

Step 3: Take Online Instructor Training

  • You will receive an email notification when you are eligible to take the required online instructor training course
  • The Instructor Online Renewal Training will be available on September 1, 2019. This is to ensure new legislative mandates and updates are included with this training

Step 4: Certificate Issuance

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

[If you are a School Safety Certification Instructor (SCCI), your SCCI will automatically renew.]

Instructions to Submit Required Documents

The quickest way for Handgun Licensing to receive your documents is electronically, through the RSD Contact Us page Instructor Renewal Only – Submit LTC-90 and Instructor Supporting Documents.  DO NOT send in documents for an instructor renewal application if you have NOT applied online or mailed in your application and payment.

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


Instructor Training

Depending on the Instructor credential you desire, some processes are easier than others. Take time to carefully read all the information below, and follow the rabbit trails of links to better understand what you need to do.

Our training staff is made up of experienced instructors who are, in many cases, certified to certify instructors.  From senior NRA Training Counselors, military/government certified Master Instructors, and other Instructor-Trainer level backgrounds, NPSI boasts some of the most extensively trained and highest-rated level instructors available.

For detailed information about the instructor level classes we provide, look under the "Instructor Training" tab under "Training Catalog" under the "Classes" link at the top of the page. If you want to host a class in your community, let us know.

Boy Scouts

If you want to be an Instructor, you must be an NRA Instructor or, you may take the two day NRA Coach School.
Note. To take the troop shooting you must also have a Range Safety Officer (RSO) who is a different person than the Instructor/Coach.

Go to for more.

Texas License to Carry Handgun (LTC) Instructor (LTCI), How To Become A New Instructor

GC §411.190. QUALIFIED HANDGUN INSTRUCTORS ... (a) The director [DPS] may certify as a qualified handgun instructor a person who: (1) is certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement or under Chapter 1702, Occupations Code, to instruct others in the use of handguns; (2) regularly instructs others in the use of handguns and has graduated from a handgun instructor school that uses a nationally accepted course designed to train persons as handgun instructors; or (3) is certified by the National Rifle Association of America as a handgun [Basic Pistol] instructor (read below). [Once you are Instructor qualified, you need to spend three (3) days training with DPS, and qualify with the revolver and semi-auto pistol.] For more information about how to become a certified License To Carry (LTC) Instructor, see

Texas Private Security Program (PSP) Firearms Instructor

Be a certified firearm training instructor in accordance with Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 35-143, Private Security Administrative Rules.

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Instructor

CAP Regulation 60-1, Cadet Program Management defines the purposes of the CAP Cadet Program and identifies policies governing its administration. 2.10.2. …sponsored and supervised by instructors holding current credentials as military range safety officers, law enforcement firearms instructors, or National Rifle Association, National Skeet Shooting Association or Amateur Trap Shooting Association firearms instructors.

NRA Firearms Instructor (NRAI)

There is a lot of conflicting information on too many websites, including the NRA. So, to make it simple, this page will tell you what needs to be done, and how it is done at NPSI. It is your Training Counselor's responsibility to meet NRA objectives.

NRA Education and Training has instituted a new policy that requires Instructor Candidates to have taken the basic course in the corresponding discipline prior to taking the Instructor course. Reloading and Home Firearm Safety* are not affected by this change. You will pass or not, under these conditions:

Candidates shall complete all NRA requirements to be Certified Instructors. This is your checklist:
__ 1. Pass the basic course for the discipline (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, CCW, etc.) you want to teach. Basic Pistol Blended (online) does NOT count for NRAI. I need a copy of your certificate. There are no credits, or waivers;
__ 2. Complete the pre-course questionnaire (sent by the Training Counselor);
__ 3. Pass the pre-test and pre-course qualification** for the discipline sought, (a live performance is scheduled the morning of, unless otherwise scheduled);

__ 4. Pass (Part 1) NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) within two (2) years. I need proof. If this is not current, NRA will deny your certification.;

(Items 1-4 may be accomplished in any order.) and;

 __ 5. Pass (Part 2) discipline specific (BPI, BRI, BSI, CCWI, etc.) training. In accordance with NRA policy, no class may be smaller than four (4) students. Therefore, classes with less than four (4) eligible ICs are rescheduled or put on a waiting list.

Instructor candidates, regardless of background and credentialing (e.g. military trainers; local, state or federal LE Trainers; etc.) must complete all requirements to be certified. There are no waivers, but feel free to get your own "NO" from the NRA Training Department.

*Whereas Reloading and the HFSI pre-qualification is lengthy and comprehensive, NPSI continues to require candidates to register for a separate pre-course qualification class, or pass Basic Reloading, or HFS or RSO for HFSI.

**Pre-course Qualifications are conducted the morning of the discipline training, or by appointment (for a fee). If you do not pass the Pre-course Qualification, you are not eligible to attend the discipline training. You may re-register to attend a future training date when you are ready.

Register for all classes you need separately. An instructor certification with any other organization, does NOT waive NRA requirements. See the NPSI Course Catalog for training dates and rates. If your discipline is not scheduled, please request the course at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Personal Protection In The Home (PPITH) builds on material presented in Basic Pistol (BP), Personal Protection Outside The Home (PPOTH) builds on material presented in PPITH. PPOTH Advanced is one requisite to PPOTH instructor. NPSI always presents the Advanced course.

A Personal Protection In The Home Instructor candidate must be a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor prior to attending Personal Protection In The Home Instructor training.

A Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor Candidates must be an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, as well as an NRA Certified Personal Protection In The Home Instructor.

Refer to the NPSI Course Catalog for course details and requisite requirements.

Passing the pre-course qualification is often a challenge. If you do not pass, you will be excused; or may be invited to attend, but will not receive credit.

NRA cannot provide any assistance in training foreign persons due to conflicting information from the U.S. Government regarding regulations pertinent to foreign persons and arms training. NRA cannot process any requests for assistance in training foreign persons. In view of the above, we regret to inform you that NRA cannot renew NRA firearm trainer credentials for any foreign national.

NRA certification costs are paid directly to the NRA once course objectives are satisfactorily met. Instructor Candidates (ICs) can go to within 30 days and complete the credentialing process; register, log in, check off the electronic disclaimer, pay the credentialing fee, and then print, download, or email the certificate/ID card. ICs may not perform in the capacity as an NRA RSOs/Trainer until this process is complete. Go to to begin the process. Review this file for help.
NRA membership is not required to be an instructor, however, if you are NOT a member, you will need to wait until you receive your NRA Instructor ID number to register. NPSI offers discounts on NRA membership.

This one hour video is very informative. Watch NRA Training Counselor, Klint Macro inform NRA Instructors on how to train students in the new NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting program.

We give a 10% discount when BIT and three (3) or more disciplines are taken, and paid for all at once.

You may normally use any firearm type, but you must be very familiar with all firearm types in the discipline you plan to teach.

PPOTH ICs must have a set of welding goggles for low light firing during the day, and a holster purse. You can order a nice purse from NPSI for about $60. They are quality, and they fit big guy hands.

Refuse To Be A Victim®

Instructor candidates must attend the Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar and then a one- to two-day Instructor Development Workshop (IDW), or complete the Online Instructor Training course.

IDWs are taught by Regional Counselors and concentrates on technical aspects of the program, instructor expectations, certification guidelines, developing speaking techniques and presentation skills, marketing seminars, etc.

Other NRA Instructor help links:

To renew your credentials immediately, log in and go to:

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For information concerning Gunsmithing Schools, visit:

NRA Recruiter information is available at

NRA Law Enforcement Division (LED) training info is at: