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by Mike S
Tue May 08, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: New to CHL?
Topic: LTC class tonight - Application question - Background
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Re: LTC class tonight - Application question - Background

txpilot wrote:
Keith B wrote:LTC-100 is good for 2 years, application is only good for 1.
Thanks. I know it used to be that way, but somewhere I had read a post that said the GC had changed it.
Apparently it did change this January... LTC-100 & LTC-101s are only valid for 1 year now.

http://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/re ... ch=6&rl=14

I was not aware of this change (as it seems current instructors weren't notified of the change in the Admin Code), so my apologies for the erroneous info I posted back in April.

If someone hadn't posted it here: https://www.texaschlforum.com/viewtopic ... 18&t=92306 I'd still not know...
by Mike S
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: New to CHL?
Topic: LTC class tonight - Application question - Background
Replies: 16
Views: 2902

Re: LTC class tonight - Application question - Background

txpilot wrote:
chrismandude wrote:They didn't really cover this topic too much in class tonight and I'm not in any big hurry to get the actual license since the LTC100 is good for 2 years.
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I'm not an instructor, but I've heard that a recent change makes the LTC-100 only good for one year now. Perhaps KeithB can clarify for you.

Good luck.
This is a somewhat common misunderstanding:

The LTC-100 is NO LONGER good for 2 years. (My original reply stated it was still good for 2 years).

EDIT: As of Jan 2018, the LTC-100 is only valid for 1 year.

http://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/re ... ch=6&rl=14

The 'application' (when you apply on-line with the DPS) is only open for 1 year. If the DPS does not receive all of the required documentation to 'complete' the application (fingerprinting & LTC-100) within that year, they will close out the application. If this occurs, the LTC-100 is still valid (for the 2 years from date of instruction), but the applicant will have to re-apply on-line, re-do the fingerprinting, and submit the LTC-100.

If you have an open application and the DPS requires additional documentation (ie, court documents, or for the Med Review Board), the letter you receive from the DPS will also state that if they don't receive a response from you within 90 days that your application will be closed.
by Mike S
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: New to CHL?
Topic: LTC class tonight - Application question - Background
Replies: 16
Views: 2902

Re: LTC class tonight - Application question - Background

chrismandude wrote:
Allons wrote:You still need to submit paperwork even if the case was dismissed.
Submit paperwork even if everything is clear? Exactly how far back do they go during the criminal background check?
There's no time limit on 'how far back' they look; they look at your entire criminal history (in Texas, or anywhere else).

The disqualification for certain offenses is what has a time limit; 5 years for Class A & B Misdemeanors, and 10 years for certain Felonies. Other Felony convictions are permanent. Other things like mental health or substance abuse are spelled out pretty clearly in the law (if you are bipolar, schizophrenic, delusional, in-patient substance abuse treatment, etc), you will be asked to provide a letter from a physician that you are no longer suffering from the disqualifying condition, that it is unlikely to recur, and that you can exercise sound judgment in firearms handling/use.

Regarding submitting the court documents to show the final disposition for any previous offenses, if you don't submit it upfront (for example, when you upload your LTC-100), you will be asked to provide it when they get to your application. Your LTC-100 is valid for 2-years, so you have time to gather these documents before hand. However, if you wait for the DPS' letter to come in the mail requesting documentation, your application will be terminated if they don't receive the required items within 90-days of the date on the letter. Also, understand that lying on the application is also grounds for them to outright deny your application, so I'd encourage you to put your complete history on the application. Infoman tends to have the most current insight on the DPS' practices/procedures, so based on Infoman's comment above you can rest easy (provided there's not more to the story).

ETA: Here's a copy/paste from the DPS' FAQ page regarding past offenses: (found at this link https://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/LTC/faqs/index.htm)
24. Am I required to list all arrests on my application, even if the cases were dismissed or if I was found not guilty?


Yes. Applicants are required to report all arrests in order to ensure the background checks can be conducted timely. The application should include the year, the offense, the location and the final disposition. Copies of the dispositions will assist in the timely processing of your application. Applicants should also include information on cases that resulted in probation or deferred adjudication. Failure to provide any requested documentation could result in the termination of an application as incomplete.

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