Associated Locksmiths of America

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Have you downloaded the ALOA Tech Link app yet? Get access to hundreds of technical articles from Keynotes dating back to 2010, right at your fingertips. On the app, you can browse articles by category, keyword, author or title.

Download the app for free by going to on your phone's or tablet's Internet browser. To log in, use your email address that is registered with ALOA as your username, and use your ALOA member number as your password. Then, follow the pop-up directions on the screen to save the app to your mobile homescreen. Have questions? Email

ALOA Mission Statement

The mission of ALOA, as dedicated members of the locksmith/security industry, is to ensure professional excellence and ethics; create a public demand for professional locksmith services; represent and speak for the locksmith/security industry; and expand the exchange of trade information and knowledge with other related organizations to preserve and enhance the industry.

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Education for excellence

ALOA works hard to provide the best quality education possible by offering over 200 full day instructor led training classes through regionally sponsored classes, at the annual ALOA Convention & Security Expo and through the ALOA Training Center.

Through the ALOA Scholarship Foundation, entry level locksmiths can apply for training assistance.


ALOA conducts training to achieve certification in many different formats that include over 100 classes at the annual ALOA Convention at contracted regional conventions and at many locally sponsored weekend seminars throughout the year. A schedule of ALOA certified class presentations is on our website. ALOA also provides a bookstore where members can purchase books CD’s and videotapes on a wide variety of locksmith subjects. ALOA members can check out videotapes from the ALOA Video Library. We are currently in the process of developing several additional distance-learning opportunities as well. ALOA also maintains a list of schools that offer correspondence, resident and traveling resident training.

ALOA has certified over 4,000 locksmiths nationwide with an additional 2,900 who are presently in the early stages of certification. ALOA provides the licensing exam for the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, the North Carolina Locksmith Licensing Board and has worked with other city and state agencies in setting up their qualifications for locksmith hiring and requirements for licensing.

ALOA offers a PRP Resource Guide (price $25.00) that provides more in depth information about each of the locksmith categories as well as references for study. ALOA also offers the Safe Technicians Reference Manual ($165.00) for those who are preparing for the CPS or CMST certification levels.

You may order this in the online ALOA Store.

If you need further clarification of the above information, or have specific questions, please contact the PRP department by calling the ALOA office at 800-532-ALOA.

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Continuing Education for ALOA Members Courses

ALOA has partnered with to bring our members the latest in security industry training. All courses are online, self-paced training and are approved for CEUs at the national and state level. ALOA members receive a deep discount on all courses. Use the discount code Locks17 upon checkout to save $100 off the price of the full Library Subscription. offers over 100 hours of online industry content in topics such as:

  • IP Networking
  • Access Control
  • IP Video
  • Wireless Technologies
  • NICET Fire Prep Training (Level I and II)
  • Troubleshooting
  • Codes and Standards
  • Structured Wiring
  • And many more!

Currently 34 states have low voltage licensing requirements. Of those, 27 states have CEU requirements to maintain that license. Now, ALOA members can fulfill their CEU requirements for required licensing they have by taking training. Additionally, you may maintain valuable professional certifications such as those offered by ASIS, BICSI, CEDIA, ALOA and more.

To take advantage of the ALOA Member Discount, simply go to ( and sign up for the Library Subscription. Use code Locks17 upon checkout to receive $100 off the price of the subscription. The Library Subscription gives each student access to ALL the training in the catalog for 12 months!!

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Technical support is provided for all students. You may reach support by emailing or by calling 502-254-1506. Support is US-based and can be reached Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST.

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Associated Locksmiths of America
ALOA Security
Professionals Association, Inc.

3500 Easy St.
Dallas, TX 75247

(p) 214-819-9733
(tf) 800-532-2562