Locksmith training/courses for at home study?

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Robert

109 months ago

Most corresponance courses will teach you the basics and enought to be dangerous.

A shop I apprenticed at years and years ago hired a guy who took the Foley Belsaw course.

At the end of the day he told he learned more than the course taught him and he felt like he knew nothing.

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Sven in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

108 months ago

One thing about correspondence courses is by the time you finish the course you will know wether or not you really want to be a locksmith. A lot of the material and methods they teach can be so far outdated.

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Edward Lawhorn in Greenbelt, Maryland

108 months ago

I'm searching for a Locksmith job.

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dennis in New York, New York

104 months ago

if you only know how to do lockouts how can you sell them a better lock after you show them how easy it was to open their present but defunct lock the more you know!!!

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Darrell

103 months ago

The Best home course is, there is none. If you can apprentice at a good shop, you will learn good technigues and be able to go to great accredited classes. It is hard today to find good locksmiths but if you look and research you will do good.

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cchavez in Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico

103 months ago

i'min search for locksmithing too. Where's best to go at lease to get started. I already do repinning locks on residential and commerical. I think I need to take course to get code to purchase any locksmithing material (kit). I need your help.

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Darrell

103 months ago

There should be a couple of dealers there in albequrqie(?) I am not sure what the laws in NM are but as long as you are in the business or have your business certificate, they will let you attend local classes and buy tools

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cchavez in Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico

103 months ago

I need their contact information. Can you please forward the info.

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crestonriley in South River, New Jersey

82 months ago

dennis in New York, New York said: if you only know how to do lockouts how can you sell them a better lock after you show them how easy it was to open their present but defunct lock the more you know!!!

Dennis,
well first off you shouldn't show the customers how to bypass or open their locks by any other means then a key...

Basicly what it comes down to is: are they willing to spend money on their safety?
if yes then it's up to you to listen to what they want, inspect the site to see what they can use. then find something that will work for both want & need.
if they don't then you can talk til your blue in the face and the highest they probably will go is a grade 2 schlage lockset. in the 'burbs it's probably going to be a grade 3 piece of garbage ie kwikset, schlage grade 3, or something similar to those 2 options... what i like to call the home depot special.

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379 in Crownpoint, New Mexico

82 months ago

cchavez in Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico said: i'min search for locksmithing too. Where's best to go at lease to get started. I already do repinning locks on residential and commerical. I think I need to take course to get code to purchase any locksmithing material (kit). I need your help.

Same thing here I need to take some courses i'm already doing repinning... did u found your way?

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DWalki9215

82 months ago

You know? I was working as an irrigation installer 20 years ago. I was at a bar drinking coffee and schnapps one night when my girlfriend intoduced me to one of her customers. He was half owner of a local locksmith shop. He tried for a few months to get me to come in on a saturday to check out the business and finaly I said yes. Best move I ever made. Not all jobs will happen this way but my last one was a move into the big leagues. I was persistant in making calls and showing up at the shop when they finaly gave me a shot. Now I only do commercial safe and vault work. This takes all over the colorado, nebraska, wyoming,and utah areas. I once saw Jim Jeffries in one of my local safe classes here in denver and he was a huge encouragement to continue to pesure and conqure my aspirations. I can't locksmithing is for everone but it is for the strong willed and high moraled person. Darrell

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379 in Crownpoint, New Mexico

82 months ago

Yeah i'm doing commerical locks.. at the moment I work as maintenance for federal schools. With which institution you took courses?

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DWalki9215

82 months ago

No institutions. All courses from manufacturers and local or national association education classes. The Rocky Mntn. Locksmith ass. is very big on classes. Being active and participating in the classes helps me big time. Helps me smooth the edges of my knowledge.

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youngforever in Tennessee

82 months ago

My son was taking a locksmithing course and changed his mind, I am selling his tools, he has the "Tech-Train 2008 Master Locksmith car opening kit with soft case", selling for $150 plus shipping, link:
www.lockmasters.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=47655
The most comprehensive and versatile set of car opening tools in the world. This kit contains the most popular Tech-Train car-opening tools, Steve Young's Quick Entry Car Opening Manual, the Tech-Train Convenience Manual, the Tech-Train "Video Manual", two free wooden wedges, a plastic strip tool and a heavy-duty carrying case. contact me at youngforever@charter.net if interested.

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weebo in Rialto, California

71 months ago

Walker in Durham, North Carolina said: I found too many, all claim the best. Would appreciate suggestions for genuine course(s) that can help make me a better beginner locksmith & prepare for getting licensed in NC. Interested in industrial & then residential.....thanks!

foley -belsaw institute is the best one..i was sceptical to but they are real.. the even give you a key machine..keys,,hands on course.. you have to cut ,foul keys and send them in for grades..its really a good course..

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captripp in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

61 months ago

I'm considering the Foley-Belsaw course. Can anyone offer FIRST HAND knowledge of the course?

Thanks

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Chad in Green Bay, Wisconsin

61 months ago

captripp in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico said: I'm considering the Foley-Belsaw course. Can anyone offer FIRST HAND knowledge of the course?

Thanks

I took all of the Locksmithing courses through FB in 1998 & 1999. I believe it costed about $700 at the time. It's a good start to learn the basics and to find out if this is something you would enjoy doing. I think their diplomas are a little mis-leading because after taking the courses I was definetly not a professional locksmith or a masterkeying specialist. I am still in the locksmith profession and have attended many couses, seminars and conferences. Practice, Network, Practice, Network, Practice.

Good Luck.

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Miller in Oshakati, Namibia

54 months ago

hi all , i am looking for an institution in south africa and namibia that offers auto locksmith training .

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Miller in Oshakati, Namibia

54 months ago

Allan in Pretoria, South Africa said: I Stay in Cape Town and want to study to become a professional locksmith. Please tell me where i need to go and what i need to do, to make this happen.

hi , did you manage to get the locksmith training you required , i am also looking for a training institution that can offer autolocksmith training course , can you help me with info

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Pete in Ridge, New York

48 months ago

youngforever in Tennessee said: My son was taking a locksmithing course and changed his mind, I am selling his tools, he has the "Tech-Train 2008 Master Locksmith car opening kit with soft case", selling for $150 plus shipping, link:
www.lockmasters.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=47655
The most comprehensive and versatile set of car opening tools in the world. This kit contains the most popular Tech-Train car-opening tools, Steve Young's Quick Entry Car Opening Manual, the Tech-Train Convenience Manual, the Tech-Train "Video Manual", two free wooden wedges, a plastic strip tool and a heavy-duty carrying case. contact me at youngforever@charter.net if interested.

Let me know if you still have the set

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locksmithingreenbelt in Mumbai, India

37 months ago

frankly speaking, the job of a locksmith is really very tough and challenging and I don't think any correspondence course can teach you all the basics. it is only practice and experience that can make you perfect in the task. But correspondence course will definitely give you the confidence to take the practical work.

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azlocksmithtrainging in Mesa, Arizona

37 months ago

The best way is to take a hands on course with instruction from an instructor. On line courses simply don't provide good results. Many locksmiths are now offering such course. We do, www.AZLocksmithTraining.com. Just find one in your area.

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