Learning the Trade
The Board is frequently asked how one learns the trade of locksmithing.
Most people are taught by existing locksmiths (either family, friends or business partners) or they are self-taught through correspondence courses.
The following texts may also help you:
ALOA’s PRP Study Guide
Ilco Key Director
Ilco Auto/Truck Key Blank Reference
Yale Master Keying Manual
Baxter FCI (Foreign Key Information)
AutoSmart by Michael Hyde
Fast Facts by Sieveking Products
Dialing Diagnostics Revision 1.02 by Sargent & Greenleaf
The Safe Technicians Reference Manual by MEO Publications
The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing by C.A. Roger
Reed, Baxter, Curtis HPC and other Code Books
Books by Locksmith Publishing
Book by National Publishing Corp
Various Trade Magazines (e.g. Keynotes, SAVTA, Locksmith Ledger, and National Locksmith)
References by Canadian Locksmith, Inc.
The Professional Locksmith Directory