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.
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.