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How to become a Professional Car Locksmith

Updated on November 24, 2014

Are you interested in becoming a professional Car Locksmith in your local area? Here I am listing some tips which can help you to pursue your career as a Car Locksmith.

Now Days most of the people driving cars face Lock outs or other related problems therefore it is a good option to choose this profession as a career. But before doing so you need proper training and certification, that will help you in your entire career.


First of all you have to enroll yourself in reputed Locksmith training school where you can learn the basic and advanced skills required to fulfill the car locksmith service needs. You can look for the local automotive training schools in your area. The training courses in these schools are made for new beginners as well as for the established Locksmith technicians who want to further learn more about Car Locks and Keys.

What you will learn here:

  • Understanding on how the Car Locks functions
  • How to resolve the Lock out problems
  • How to install or repair Car Locks
  • Understanding of Door Problems
  • Impressioning
  • Cars and other automotive Locks
  • Knowledge on different types of Locks and Keys

Above are some few things but in the actual course you will get to know about many details and tips you need to comfortably work as professional car locksmith. You also have the option to go for online training courses but i suggest you to go for classroom training.

Duration: This is only a short term course and will be around 2 months in duration.


After training you need a certification also known as CAL (Certified Automotive Locksmith) which is offered by the ALOA (Associated Locksmiths of America). This certification will include passing a written examination and small training. CAL is necessary only in the eleven US states:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

This certificate will help in increasing your earnings and also gaining more credibility of for your work.

Look for the job as an apprentice or start your own Locksmith Business

Now this is the time you can start earn money from your profession. Look for the Car locksmith jobs in your town or you can start your own Locksmith business in your local area. But when you are newbie I suggest you look work as an apprentice because you will learn a lot of things when you work under an established Locksmith so contact the Local Car Locksmith in your area to check whether there is any requirement. As an apprentice you will not only learn the Locksmith techniques but also how you can do business, handle clients, get new customers etc. You can contact your local Locksmiths on Google. For an example you can type in Flowood MS Locksmith, to get details of top Locksmith providers of the Flowood, MS.

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      3 years ago

      I appreciate your kind and groneeus advice a lot!. I have been trying it hardly and did not get those amazing results!. It is nice to see that you got my comment in a good way!God bless you!VA:F [1.9.10_1130]please wait VA:F [1.9.10_1130](from 0 votes)

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      3 years ago

      What type of electromechanical locks are you spnkaieg of, first off. The likelyhood is that we would disable the lost key and have the system administrator issue a new one to the individual.


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