- Locksmith & Home Security Technician
- Getting a career diploma in as little as 5 months.
- Gain experience with practical exercises and interactive assignments.
- Learn how to identify, create, and duplicate keys.
- Learn to work with several types of locks including safes, valuts, and auto.
- and more...
The first thing you should know about becoming a locksmith in Maryland is that only employers (or independents with no employees) require a license from the state.
If you are an employee of a locksmith company you will receive work authorization and an ID card through your employer.
The rest of this article will inform employers how to become a licensed locksmith in Maryland.
Maryland Locksmith Licensing Procedure
The business owner (or designee) must apply for a license using the following application.
Application Link: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/locksmiths/lockapply.shtml
The application itself will require the following:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Include passport-size photographs of the owner and (all) employees
- Include a copy of a current (and valid) driver’s license of the owner and (all) employees
In addition to the application some other key requirements are:
- A fixed verifiable business address
- Proof of general liability insurance of at least $300,000
- Two sets of fingerprints (which will be used to submit to the state for a criminal background check)
- No conviction of a felony or misdemeanor relating locksmithing or security (if you have been convicted in the past your license will be at the discretion of the Maryland Board)
For more information, you can email the Maryland Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing at email@example.com.
John Brinsfield says
I was just wondering, what if you just wanted to get a locksmith license just for yourself. With no attachment to a company or anything of the sort. If your tired of locking yourself out of home/ auto, but can’t afford to pay the $80-$100. To have someone come out and let you back in to your own home/auto. Also to be able to help family and friends out of those situations also. Is that something a sole person can do by themselves?
Locksmith Expert says
If you just want the skills and know-how you can consider just taking a course, buying a lock for practice and you’ll have everything you need to learn the trade.
Here’s a link to a course: https://www.pennfoster.edu/affiliate/m-trades/index.html?ct_id=htblock&adkey=UIMD21V
Choose any of these locks: https://www.howtobecomealocksmith.org/best-lock-pick-set/
Hi, is a home business considered a “fixed verifiable business address” in Maryland. Since we are mobile we werent going to open a storefront