​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 2022
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.

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Approved Classes
​Five Day Class & Test 

​               2023

May 22nd-26th

August 21st - 25th

November 13th-17th

Online Classes
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for update on approved education
Contact Us
Location: 1607 Martin St. S. Suite 10
                    Pell City, Al 35128
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

​Trade show Classes

Friday April 21st, 2023  8 CEU's 
Simplex Certification

DoubleTree by Hilton
 8 Perimeter Park S, Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 967-2700​

Where the Alabama Locksmith Technical Show will be!

Taught By: Lee Schofield Class is designed to educate on the many Mechanical features and servicing these unique and versatile keyless locks. This class includes hands on the Simples 1000 and 5000. We will also review and highlight applications for the L1000, 9000, 3000, 7100 and 9600 products in todays marketplace. You will learn about the combination chambers including id of components, reading and clearing/changing zones, high security codes as well as troubleshooting. ands on disassembly/assembly of 1000 and 5000.

You will take home a 1000Pushbutton Lock and chamber
A 5000 pushbutton Lock and Chamber
and 5000 Universal Demo Mount

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$ 500.00
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Friday April 21st, 2023
8am-5pm  8CEUs


Brian Suggs: Key Programming with ACDP - Everything you need to know about making keys to BMW vehicles with ACDP however other tools will be discussed such as Abrites, VVDI2, Autohex and others. Basic module eeproming, soldering and handling protocols will be discussed which is useful if other tools are used. Also hands on with BMW modules or vehicles, vehicle availability and weather permitting. 8 hours.
$ 300.00
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 Saturday April 22nd, 2023
2pm-? at Booth 17


Directory Donny Seyfer: He will show you all the latest updates and take your questions on using SDRM when you need a key, immobilizer code or to validate security functions on your scan tool.
Free Class
Friday April 21st 2023
8am - 11am  and 12pm - 5pm
4CEU's Each


Friday: 8-11 Installing and Servicing Commercial Door Hardware

Instructors: Mike Griffin and Alex Milliner from Wesco and Kenny Zimmer from Assa Abloy

Friday: 12-5 Norton Auto Door Operators

Instructors: Kenny Zimmer from Assa Abloy assisted by Mike Griffin and Alex Milliner from Wesco
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$ 50.00
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Only 10 to Class                                        Friday April 21st 8am - 11am  4 CEU's

Kwikset Smart Key   Gene Hanson

Learn differences of locksets Kwikset tylo 400, KW 660, ultramax, Titan, Smart Key, Master, Ez-set, Realtor, Harloc, Weiser, and a few others on mounts and off. Using the Smart Key Cradle reset tool learn to make a key from no key to a usable key set, also reading the Key by Camera Systems.Reading the keyway “on the Door” 

Friday April 21st   12pm - 5pm  4 CEU's

SFIC Small Format Interchangeable Core

Introduction to several formats like Arrow IC, Arrow 1D
Best: A, B, C, D, DD, E, F, FM, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, Q, R, TA, TB, TC, TD, TE, WA, WB, WC, WD, WG, WH Explain different ways of setting up formulas / programs / handouts Demonstrate 3 ways of pinning up cylinders / rekey cylinders With keys provided pin up cylinders to Control Key, Change Key, Master Key.                                     Bypassing the Lock / Salvaging the Lock if possible

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Sunday April 23rd, 2023
9am-4pm   6 CEU's

Medeco 4 Certification

This class covers the design and operation of door hardware cylinders and cam locks for the Original,
Biaxial, and Medeco 4 designs. Hands on exercises include disassembly and assembly of a Medeco 4
mortise cylinder, decoding a Medeco 4 Biaxial key, (using a Medeco 4 key decoder), pinning a mortise
cylinder to a change key, master keying a mortise cylinder, and pinning a switch lock plug to a sample
key. Matrix master key chart reading, application of the MACS, specialty tools, lubrication, trouble
shooting, key control programs, an overview of the product line, and interchangeable core pinning
specifications are also covered.
$ 75.00
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Friday April 21st, 2023
8am-12pm   4 CEU's

Original Lishi tools

Instructor: Jeremy Crocker: Comprehensive 4-hour class consisting of 1-hour presentation and the remaining using theOriginal Lishi tools provided to pick locks. Residential will be covered, but we will be working primarily on auto locks. Learn to use this highly profitable tool and generate keys faster, more professionally.
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$ 50.00

AKG Academy
Friday April 21st  1pm - 5pm

Introduction to European Key Programming

In this 4-Hour class taught by Donnie Sherfield we will discuss the basics of programming European Vehicle Keys, including BMW, Volvo, Mercedes, and VW/Audi. We will cover what tools work best for each vehicle type, as well as how to set up a Volvo Vida account for key programming. This class covers just the basics, so it is highly recommended that you take this class before moving on to any intermediate or advanced classes that focus on only one vehicle type.
$ 50.00
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