On Your Way to Becoming a Locksmith

So you've decided to become a locksmith. Congratulations! Unless you’ve happened upon this career path with the intention of using your newfound skills with the intention of becoming a career criminal, then you have stumbled upon a noble profession that serves to help thousands of people every hour of every day.



Becoming a locksmith is not easy, but the process through which you receive training is fairly streamlined. Locksmiths require certification for each individual service rendered, from key duplication to setting up closed circuit security systems. As such, the first step to becoming a locksmith is contacting the Associated Locksmiths of America and inquiring about the many courses and certification tests they offer. They offer plenty of resources to aid in your learning about the trade, as well as locations of school and online certification courses to get you on your way to becoming a professional locksmith.

After you pass your necessary certification tests, you have a number of options. However, the first thing you should attempt to do is become an apprentice under an established locksmith company or other security business. After you have established yourself and have received plenty of experience working as a locksmith, the next step is seeking out full-time employment as a locksmith.

Aspiring locksmiths have many options for careers, including working for an established locksmith company. If you’re ambitious, you can open your own locksmith company, though it’s best to get some experience working for someone else before venturing into the world of starting your own business. As a new certified locksmith, it might take you awhile to establish yourself as a respected locksmith, so keep plugging away!

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Posted on May 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM