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What are some free locksmith courses?

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LocksmithSchool4u.com provides 27 free lessons on the craft of locksmithing. These lessons range from instruction on the basics of lock operations to tips on opening a locksmithing business. Premium packages are offered, running up to $400, which include a variety of tools for honing skills. The site is advertised as an introduction, it is not affiliated with any other organizations, and the course would serve best as a way of deciding if the profession is something to pursue.

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Other options are available as an introduction to locksmithing, including sites that offer free initial lessons, before requiring students to subscribe and pay. OnlineLocksmithCourse.com offers a brief lesson on crafting and using lockpicking tools on a spring-type padlock. Further lessons cover duplicating keys, home and auto locks, as well as car alarm systems.

Free locksmith courses can help a student determine if they are interested in a locksmithing career. However, HowToBecomeALocksmith.org suggests more formal training before actually beginning to work or before opening a business. The site author estimates that quality training costs between $600-$1000, lower for online training and more for in-person. This formal training helps to sharpen skills and gives professional credentials when looking for work or creating a business. When searching for more formal training, look for a course that provides the tools you need, hands-on training and a certification exam.

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