Locksmith Training Schools & Colleges

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Locksmith Training SchoolsIf you are looking to get into a field where the job outlook is stable, the work provides a lot of variety, and your days are both mentally and physically stimulating, you might want to consider signing up for locksmith training.

Once you complete a program in this trade, you can earn good wages, even if you are working part time. You can also explore several options for employment. For example, you can work for an established locksmith business, or even start your own operation and work for yourself. And by learning this trade, you can apply what you know to also do locksmithing work around your house!

Locksmith programs tend to be job-focused, meaning that you likely won't need to take any courses that are not directly related to the trade. This saves you both time and money in the long run. Plus, you can explore your options for learning online, which gives you the opportunity to study at the times and places that work best for you.

To learn more about the locksmithing trade, take a look at the frequently asked questions below. And if you're enthusiastic about getting started right now, request additional details about one of these programs today!

Locksmith Training and Job FAQ

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ICS Canada

  • Online (Not available to residents of Quebec)
  • Locksmith & Home Security Technician

Locksmith Training and Job FAQ

What Will I Learn in a Locksmith Program?

Locksmith Training SchoolsYou will learn to work with the following types of locks:

  • Business Security
  • Electronic Security
  • Panic Hardware
  • Residential Locks
  • Residential Security

You will also be taught how to fix electronic locks, and learn about key identification and lock mechanisms. You can also learn the essentials about alarm systems, automotive lock systems, and how to operate a duplication machine.

Plus, you can learn the basics of how to start your own locksmithing business.

What Education Levels Are Offered Through Training?

Successful graduates of Canadian locksmith training programs usually earn a diploma or certificate of completion.

What Does a Locksmith Do?

Locksmith TradeAs a locksmith, you will adjust, install and repair locks, change lock combinations and make keys. You will also install locksets and door hardware for commercial businesses, motor vehicles and residences.

Advanced training allows you to work on more advanced lock systems, such as those for institutions that have high security needs.

Locksmiths also perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Install lock and key control systems
  • Change lock combinations
  • Install deadlocks, keyless entry locks and window bars

Can I Study Locksmithing Online?

Yes. Online programs allow you to set your own schedule, so they can really maximize your ability to achieve success. When you enroll in an online program, books, practice locks and other study materials will be sent to you in the mail. And to make your training even more flexible, most programs also allow you to take your exams online.