National Locksmithing Institute

Students will need to provide for their own accommodations and meals.  Check the "Schedule" page for possible hotel group rate discounts.  Attendees are not required to stay at the hotel if they can commute back and forth though it is recommended if the commute is more than 45 minutes one way.  Classes will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students will be afforded a morning and afternoon break as well as a lunch break from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. There are often restaurants at or near the hotel.


This is a highly structured and comprehensive course that is designed to provide the maximum training in the shortest amount of time possible.  This allows us to provide the best value to your organization. Due to the amount of curriculum covered, it is imperative that the student is present and on-time every day.  It is common for many students to spend time after class to study the material so plan accordingly.  Instructors will be made available after-hours help to ensure that everyone has the best opportunity to pass.  It is our goal to have 100% of the attendees successfully complete the course but, that is only possible with a mutual commitment.


Tools will be made available to perform the required performance evaluations but, we do encourage any student to bring any simple hand tools they feel will make them more successful.  For example, some students wish to bring lights or magnification tools they use to help see markings on a key better.  It is also recommended that you bring highlighters and tabs to prepare for the test. 


Day One Topics Covered


State Laws Regarding Locksmith Licensing 
Introduction and History of Locks

Key Basics
Types of Cylinders & Lock Hardware
Warded Locks
Warded Key Impressioning
Bit Lock Construction
Lever Tumbler Locks

<Lunch>
Wafer (disc) Tumbler Locks
Picking Wafer (disc) Tumbler Lock
Lock Handing vs. Door Swing
Astragals

Door Coordinators
Frames, What a Facility Locksmith Must Know
Doors,  What a Facility Locksmith Must Know

Day Two Topics Covered

Hanging a Door – Hinges
Flush bolts
Door Closers – manual and ADA Operators

<Lunch>
Cylindrical Locks Installation
ANSI/BHMA Materials & Finishes
ANSI/BHMA Lock Hardware Standards
Broken Key Extraction
Pin Tumbler Locks
Picking Pin Tumbler Locks
Impact Methods: Pick Gun/Bump Keys 
Picking Resistance

Day Three Topics Covered

Contract Construction Cycle
Key Specifications & Measurement
Master Keying

<Lunch>
Plug Setup – Pinning Cylinders
Key Duplication/Key Machines
Key Codes;  How to Get Codes/Bittings
Key Control Software

Electronic Key Custodian Machines

Day Four Topics Covered

Residential Cylindrical Lock Servicing
Commercial Cylindrical Lock Servicing

Padlocks, Rekeyable
Lubricants
Padlocks, Combination           
NFPA Life Safety 101 Inspections

<Lunch>
NFPA 80 Fire Door Inspections
Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
Masterkey Hands-On Excercise

Day Five Topics Covered

Interchangeable Cores/Removable Cores (Best and other SFIC, Corbin, Sargent, Schlage Yale)
Mortise Locks – Full Size

<Lunch>
Mortise Locks – Narrow Stile
Flat Goods Hardware
Exit Hardware; Panic & Fire Rated Devices

Class Information