Professional Locksmithing

Professional Locksmithing

Class Time: 9am to 5pm
Course Length: 10 Days
Course Fees: $2,750.00
Registration Fee: $25.00 (First time students only)
Course Code: EDUPL
Location: Nicholasville, KY
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  • aloabullet.png  This class has been approved for 10 points towards the ALOA PRP Recertification requirements
    • If you have NOT yet achieved a PRP Certification, this class can also serve as valuable preparation for the Mandatory Categories section of the exam.
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Course Description:

Our 10 day Professional Locksmithing course teaches the skills necessary for anyone working with locks. It was created to give those who are just starting a career in locksmithing, or who require locksmithing as part of their job in the military or other government service, a solid background in the basics. It is also ideal for anyone considering a locksmithing career but who wishes 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
  • High Security Locks
  • Disc Lock Reading
  • Padlocks
  • Life Safety Codes Overview
  • Door and Exit Hardware

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, including:  ($330 value!)
    • MBA USA tool bag - $42 value!
    • Work Mat - $10 value!
    • Plug follower - $27 value!
    • Pin tweezers - $15 value!
    • Warded pick set - $14 value!
    • Standard pick set - $41 value!
    • Pin kit - $115 value!
    • Impressioning file - $33 value!
    • File cleaner - $15 value!
    • 15-in-1 screwdriver - $15 value!
    • 2-in-1 screwdriver - $3 value!
  • Printed copy of the Class Presentation
  • Resource CD
  • MBA USA Course Certificate
  • MBA USA Coffee Mug
  • MBA USA Ruler
  • MBA USA pen
  • Notepad

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