So you’re interested in becoming an Automotive Locksmith? While all locksmith specializations are considered evergreen – meaning they’ll always be around – it is especially true of automotive locksmiths. As long as there are vehicles, there will be people locking themselves out.
How to Become an Automotive Locksmith
Commercial Locksmithing may be one of the oldest forms of locksmithing still in practice today. And as long as businesses still exist at physical addresses, then this industry is only set to grow.
What is Commercial Locksmithing?
There are two types of commercial locksmiths:
1. A locksmith that owns a physical business, usually a storefront [...]
“Forensic locksmithing] is the study and systematic examination of a lock or other security device or associated equipment using scientific methods to determine if and how the device was opened, neutralized, or bypassed. These examinations include the use of various types of forensic techniques, [...] and includes microscopic examination, microphotography, regular photography, physical disassembly of [...]
We previously answered the question, “What is a certified locksmith?” And as it turned out there are about 7 different certifications currently available from the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) and the Safe and Vault Locksmith Technician’s Association (SAVTVA).
These days there are a multitude of certifications, licenses, specializations and more. It’s very difficult to actually determine what is needed and what is not. On your journey to become a locksmith one of the most difficult things to determine is what certifications you actually need and what those certifications actually mean.
If you’re looking to become a locksmith one of the best places to start is with an apprenticeship. In fact if you read our previous article on how to become a locksmith you would have noticed that regardless what route you take we recommend an apprenticeship.
As previously discussed, on your journey to become a locksmith training is not always required. However, almost all successful locksmiths complete some type of professional training course that issues a certification or prepares them to become a certified locksmith.
Where to Find Locksmith Training
On your journey to become a locksmith one of your first questions will likely be about locksmith training requirements, especially if you’ve never worked in the field of locksmithing. One question in particular may be on your mind, “Do I [...]