GSA Certified Safe & Vault Technician With GSA Approved Inspector

GSA Certified Safe and Vault Technician w/ GSA Approved Inspector

Class Time: 9am to 5pm
Course Length: 10 Days (Monday - Friday for 2 weeks)
Course Fee: $2,875.00
Registration Fee: $0.00 (No additional fees!)
Course Code: EDUGSASVT
Location: Nicholasville, KY

Please note: This course is open to U.S. citizens only.

Course Description:

This course will certify the student to service, neutralize, and repair GSA approved security containers and vault doors as well as the locks used on them. The Department of Defense and other federal departments are moving toward making this certification a requirement for anyone performing most types of service on these containers, including maintenance, drilling and repair.

This two-week course begins with combination locks used on GSA containers including the latest electromechanical locks approved under FF-L-2740 (Kaba-Mas X-10 and S&G 2740B) and mechanical lock approved under FF-L-2937 (S&G 2937).  Lock extensions approved under FF-L-2890 are covered as well as GSA container identification, and proper servicing, drilling & repair.  The course also includes coverage of Federal Specifications for GSA approved containers, vault doors & locks and regulations concerning GSA containers and what are to be stored in them.

In addition to GSA certification as a technician, the course includes training and qualification as a GSA approved container and vault door inspector.  By becoming a GSA approved Inspector, the student will also be qualified to perform recertification inspections on GSA containers when there is any reason to doubt their security integrity. Both of these qualifications have been approved by GSA and are valuable credentials for anyone performing work on GSA Containers or vault doors.

The following is covered in detail:

  • Mechanical combination lock operation
  • S&G Model 2937 factory authorized training
  • S&G Model 2740B factory authorized training
  • Kaba-Mas X-10 factory certification
  • X-09, X-08 and X-07 training
  • Pedestrian Door Lock Extensions
  • GSA container identification
  • GSA container drilling and repair
  • GSA container servicing
  • Federal Specifications for GSA containers, vault doors, and locks
  • DoD and other Federal regulations for classified storage requirements
  • GSA recertification inspections


Do you need this class? Test yourself with these questions:

  1. How much forced entry protection are class 6 containers tested for?
  2. What is the difference between surreptitious and covert entry?
  3. What does blue lettering on a GSA label indicate?
  4. Must a container be recertified if it is drilled and repaired in accordance with Federal Standard 809?
  5. What are the three levels of classified material?
  6. Which container provides more protection, class 5, 6, or 7?


Each Student will receive:

  • MBA USA tool bag
  • Work Mat
  • GSA Container Identification a reference book By Andy Dennison
  • 3-ring reference binder
  • GSA Certified Safe and Vault Technician Certificate*
  • GSA Certified Safe and Vault Technician Identification card*
  • GSA Approved Container Inspector Certificate*
  • GSA Approved Container Inspector Identification card*
  • Kaba-Mas X-10 Certificate*
  • Sargent & Greenleaf Model 2740B Certificate*
  • Sargent & Greenleaf Model 2937 Certificate*
  • Coffee Mug
  • MBA USA Ruler
  • MBA USA pen
  • Notepad

*Certificates and identification cards issued upon passing.


  1. None
  2. Surreptitious Entry - no evidence; Covert Entry - hidden evidence
  3. Class 5 IPS Container
  4. No!
  5. Top Secret, Secret, Confidential
  6. Class 5


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