Professional Locksmithing

Professional Locksmithing

Class Time: 9am to 5pm
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Fees: $1,695.00
Registration Fee: $0.00 (No additional fees!)
Course Code: EDUPL
Location: Nicholasville, KY

Course Description:

Our 5 day Professional Locksmithing course teaches the basic skills that are needed for anyone working with locks.  This course lays a good foundation for those who are just starting a career in locksmithing, or those who may require locksmithing skills as part of their job.  It is also ideal for anyone considering a locksmithing career but would like to first learn more about the trade.

The following is covered in detail:

  • How to distinguish between pin, warded and lever locks
  • How each of these basic designs operate
  • How to use a key blank directory
  • Using a key duplicating machine
  • How to use a plug follower
  • The relationship between pin length, plug diameter and root depth
  • How to rekey locks
  • Direct codes and blind codes
  • How to use code software to locate code information
  • How to use a code machine
  • Basics of masterkeying
  • Lock picking
  • Lock Impressioning
  • Interchangeable core locks
  • Using dial calipers to measure pins and plugs
  • Shimming cylinders when no key is present
  • Bypass techniques
  • Disc Lock Reading
  • Padlocks

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

  1. What is MACS and what can happen when you ignore it when creating a key?
  2. Does masterkeying increase or decrease security?
  3. What is the EPD of a common cylinder?
  4. What is the most likely problem with a cylinder that works OK until it is inverted?
  5. When a blank key is inserted in a cylinder, which set of pins prevents the plug from turning?

Each Student Will Receive:

  • Locksmith tool kit
  • Printed copy of the Class Presentation
  • MBA USA Course Certificate
  • MBA USA Coffee Mug
  • MBA USA Ruler
  • MBA USA pen
  • Notepad

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