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What is the best training for becoming a locksmith? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective locksmith?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

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Fred in Salt Lake City, Utah

127 months ago

Host said: What is the best training for becoming a locksmith? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective locksmith?
What do non-traditional career paths look like?

As far as training goes it really depends on which state you live in.
In N. Calif. near S.F. there is a school
Bay Area School of Locksmithing
www.mylockschool.com
Most of the companies like to have their new hires have at least a little knowledge
before bringing them on fresh. They also depend on the schools to provide a reference for a student that may apply for a position with their company.

Their is a company - Foley-Belsaw that provides a correspondence course.

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crestonriley in South River, New Jersey

117 months ago

correspondence courses are overrated.

1.) The best training is hands on training, coupled with theory.
2a.) That varies depending on what state you are in. Call consumer affairs in your local county and get that info.
2b.) All lock companies offer training on their locks @ trade shows, most for a fee. I highly recommend that you find the closest trade show and attend. you can look up trade shows on www.aloa.org under calender. as well as certified schools.

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williamantonio in Baltimore, Maryland

115 months ago

Host said: What is the best training for becoming a locksmith? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective locksmith?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

Host said: What is the best training for becoming a locksmith? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective locksmith?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

Hi,

I have a related question: how can I know what certifications has a company? For example this one:

www.locksmithnewyorkcity.com

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Daniel in Manchester, United Kingdom

114 months ago

hey guys, I'm doing a drama piece about locksmiths for my Performing Arts coursework. I was wondering what is the best career path to take as a locksmith?

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greg in San Diego, California

111 months ago

i would recommend to work with an experienced locksmith for a while
www.locksmithinla.com

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eepoy in new york

94 months ago

Hi. I think you must work first with a professional locksmith so that he may train you as well.

avidlocksmith.com

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crestonriley in South River, New Jersey

93 months ago

eepoy in new york said: Hi. I think you must work first with a professional locksmith so that he may train you as well.

avidlocksmith.com

No matter what company you work for they all have 'the way to do things' and it's slightly different with pretty much everyone.

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igone

93 months ago

The best locksmith school which is hands on training not the nonsense home study programs or the videos which provide outdated information is the Charles Stuart School Of Locksmithing in Brooklyn New York see them at www.charlesstuartschool.com Great hands on training with professional locksmiths teaching you. call them call directory assistance for Brooklyn New York.In addition their Jersey City school New Jersey School of Locsmithing provides the training necessary to obtain your New Jersey continuing locksmith tyraining inorder to renew the locksmith license

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samcohen in Brooklyn, New York

19 months ago

I am a New York City Licensed Locksmith for eight years . I attended along with two freinds the Charles Stuart School Of Locksmithing in Brooklyn New York Eight years ago .All three of us are working as a result of the excellent locksmith training we reeived from this school. Mysel and one of my freinds who attended received job placement from the school. My third freind found his own locksmith job. the school gave us hands on trining which is essential to learn the career of locksmithing. The school is accredited and as a result it has financial aid if you qualify, which I did. Most important I received my locksmith license from the New York City Department f consumer affairs when I completed the school. The schools certificate of completion is the only certificate which is recognized by the City of New York Department of Consumer Afffairs. Dont waist your money on non regognized schools You will never be able to get a locksmith license if you live in new York. Good Luck.

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Patrick in Salt Lake City, Utah

11 days ago

Do you have to be licensed to be a locksmith in the state of utah?

Fred in Salt Lake City, Utah said: As far as training goes it really depends on which state you live in.
In N. Calif. near S.F. there is a school
Bay Area School of Locksmithing
www.mylockschool.com
Most of the companies like to have their new hires have at least a little knowledge
before bringing them on fresh. They also depend on the schools to provide a reference for a student that may apply for a position with their company.

Their is a company - Foley-Belsaw that provides a correspondence course.

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