​AESBL requires background check within ten business days
after employment with an alarm or locksmith company.
 They have 6 months to take class and pass test.
Beginner Locksmith Class and Test 2024
8am -5pm Every Day
   E-Mail locksmithala@gmail.com
Teaching will be on basic locksmithing: keys, 
knobs, deadbolts, duplicating machines,safes
 cars, every aspect of Locksmithing.
You will be provided everything you need to learn the Locksmith
trade. You will be given a hands on test and a 150 question
on the 5th day. If you pass all your skills and written exam, you 
will be awarded a certificate that you will need to turn a copy into the 
State Board AESBL to receive a license for locksmithing.





CLASSES
Locksmith Forum
Approved Classes
​Five Day Class & Test 

                  2024

May 20th - 24th
August 19th -23rd
November 4th -8th

Online Classes
Check the Web Site
www.aesbl.alabama.gov
for update on approved education
Contact Us
Location: 1607 Martin St. S. Suite 10
                    Pell City, Al 35128
                      205-552-8200
All Payments are due one month before Class
What is???               ​Proficiency Certification Advancement          What is???

With every class you take with The Alabama Locksmith Association you earn elective points toward Certification. The first level of locksmith certification is Alabama Certified Licensed Locksmith (ACLL). The second level of locksmith certification is Alabama Certified Professional Locksmith (ACPL). A  ACPL has earned their ACLL, currently licensed, and has succeeded in an additional 15 elective  categories. With a minimum of 2 classes in automotive and residential and commercial.
The Highest Level of Locksmith certification is Alabama Certified Master Locksmith (ACML). A, ACML has reached the highest level of Alabama Locksmith Association Proficiency Registration Program. With a additional 2 classes in automotive and residential and commercial. The sign up form will be added at the bottom of every class. Fill it out and e-mail it to Barbara@locksmithala.org
Thursday April 11-2024 Warehouse

Vendor: PACLOCK Instructor: BILL DEAHL  Time: 8 AM - 11 AM
Class: LOCK CYLINDERS, KEY SECTIONS & PINNING Applications

Description: Class covers Pin Tumblers Cylinder Design & Function. Including
different manufactured key sections. (both stand-alone & Multiplex) How each is
identified, and factory numbering systems. Pins and relationships between Keyway
Placement and pin wear. Specialty pin types and effects, including why
misapplication is an issue.





Vendor: PACLOCK Instructor: BILL DEAHL Time: 12 PM - 5 PM
Class: CONVENTIONAL, CONTINUOUS SPECIALITY HINGE INFO & App

Clinic covers the types of hinges for wood &  metal door service &  repair projects.
Installation techniques & issues that can arise. Reasons for & against continuous
hinges verses conventional pin & barrel hinges. Power transfer & motor hinges.


Friday April 12-2024 Double Tree by Hilton (show) 

Vendor: PACLOCK Instructor: BILL DEAHL       Time: 8 AM -3 PM
Class: UNDERSTANDING DOOR HARDWARE, CODES & HARDWARE APPLICATIONS

Class covers grading and classification of door hardware. NFPA-80, building, fire,
mechanical & ADA code requirements. Including but not limited to Panic
Hardware, mortis Locks, cylindrical locksets, deadbolts, flush bolts, coordinators,
hinges, stops, kick plates, seals, (fire & weather) Astragals, door bottoms, peep
holes, ETC. Special door rating conditions and specific types of hardware required.
Also what liabilities may be encountered when modifying doors in the field.
Students will be made aware of code information. They will learn where they can
purchase code books. Bring paper, pen and pencil.

Vendor: PACLOCK Instructor: BILL DEAHL   Time: 6 PM - 8 PM
Class: PACLOCK SERVICING

Attendee will learn the PACLOCK product line. Each student will assemble from
components a 90A padlock and learn the process for changing actuators and
shackles. Students will receive the assembled lock with an engraved ALA Logo &
date. An assembly tool, PACLOCK catalog, & Flash Drive with assembly drawings.
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Vendor: PACLOCK Instructor: Ryan Martin    Time: 8 AM - 12 PM
Class: PAC BLU Access Control
PAC-BLU – a cloud-based access control system. Participants will learn the basics of Access Control, 
various use-cases –including small & large installations, and the simplicity and benefits 
of PAC-BLU through hands-on training of
installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.​

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Vendor: DORMAKABA Instructor: Lee Schofield   ​Time: 8:00:00 AM to 12 PM
Class: BEST CORES & PINNING A2 SYSYEM

This class is to learn about interchangeable core systems, cutting keys, calculating pin stacks
 cores and troubleshooting.

Vendor: DORMAKABA Instructor: Lee Schofield  Time: 1 PM TO 5 PM
Class: SIMPLEX/E-PLEX ED SERIES LOW OPERATIONS

Hands on Install practices, code changing and trouble shooting technics
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Friday  ​Vendor: Wesco Instructor: MICHAEL GRIFF & ALEX MILLNER
Class: DOOR HARDWARE 101          Time: 8 AM - 11 AM

This course will cover door locking hardware which includes levers,
deadbolts, cylinder types.  Common lock functions and terminology will also
be discussed. Simple keying will also be taught.  Door closer differences
will be covered as well.

Vendor: Wesco Instructor: Jeff Ciami
Class: INOX ACCESS CONTROL 101 NOT CERTIFIED  Time: 1 PM -5 PM

This course will cover beginner access control training.  Strike installation,
simple keypad connection, commissioning of the system. This will allow
someone with no access control experience to easily sell and install a
simple unit which can be expanded easily.  System is complete in 1 box.
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Vendor: DORMAKABA Instructor: MICHAEL FALK
Class: LAGARO 700 SERIES       Time: 2 PM-4PM

Overview of 700 Series family LG Basic. Installation of keypad & lock. Programming
of non- displays and displayed locks manually & software interface.
Saturday April 13-2024 after show at booth
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   Friday    Vendor: ASSA ABLOY   Instructor Donovan Errett
Class: Door Security Solutions      Time  8am-5pm

What is a Master Key System Corbin Russwin and the other for Sargent
Basic Terminology of a key systems
How to conduct a keying meeting
How a Key system is designed
How to pin conventional & Large Format Interchangeable Cores.
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Friday:      ASSA Class:Stan Jackson 8am-10am      2CEU's

We will go over ASSA’s unique and patent restricted master key system line where a 
single key can go from High Security, to Restricted, and now all the way to SFIC. 
 We will discuss master key systems, new products, CLIQ & do some break down and keying. 
 There will also be special offers to become a Certified ASSA Dealer.
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Friday: Alarm Lock Class: Stan Jackson 12pm-2pm     2 CEU's

introduction to Alarm Lock stand alone access, Networx & our Air Access system.
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Saturday Vendor: DORMAKABA Instructor: Lee Schofield
Class: RCI PRODUCTS(NO CUE’s)
 at booth Time: 2:15 PM to 4PM 
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Saturday     Vendor: Southern Lock & Supply   FULL
Instructor: Jeremy Crocker  3pm -7pm



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​Sunday:  Vendor Medeco Security Locks / ASSA ABLOY
Class  Medeco 4 / M4 Certification     Class 8 hours: 9-5pm


Medeco 4 Certification - This is Medeco’s latest factory certification class for our newest 
mechanical high security cylinder technology 
– Medeco 4! Learn the design and operation of Original, Biaxial, BiLevel, and M4 designs. 
Hands-on exercises include disassembly and assembly of cylinders, 
key decoding, cylinder pinning, and more.
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