Locksmith Trade Schools

Locksmithing is a short program that can be completed in less than 1 year. Upon completion of the program an apprenticeship is recommended which can last a few months to a few years. There are several options and accreditations you can earn in this field that will determine the length of education you need.

Some of the courses you can expect to take  for basic locksmithing include:

  • Key cutting
  • Lock installation
  • Key identification
  • Automotive locksmithing
  • Master keying

You can view our complete guide to becoming a locksmith to get more in-depth information.

Find A Locksmith Training School Near You

The schools below offer in-depth locksmith programs to jump start your career. Opportunities for locksmiths are available in security companies, schools, hospitals, government and more. Many decide to go out on their own and start a business.

These programs can help you with any of these options!

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North Bennet Street School - Estimated Cost: $32,617

Address: 150 North Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Website: nbss.edu

School Details

Enrollment: 152
Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 90%

Below are some of the top programs from the school with details on program length and estimated costs as of 2023.

  • Locksmithing and Safe Repair: 9 months with an estimated cost of $24,000
  • Furniture Design and Manufacturing: 18 months with an estimated cost of $57,500
  • Building & Home Inspector: 9 months with an estimated cost of $30,000
  • Carpentry: 18 months with an estimated cost of $55,000
  • Musical Instrument Repair: 9 months with an estimates cost of $28,000
  • Precision Production: 18 months, with an estimated cost of $53,000

Charles Stuart School of Diamond Setting - Estimated Cost: $38,655

New York
Address: 1420 Kings Hwy 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11229

Programs Offered

Locksmith Trade Schools

School Details

Enrollment: 54
Campus Setting: City:Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 100

The Charles Stuart School offers a locksmith program that will prepare students to pass the licensing from the New York City Department of Consumer affairs.  Only 20 students are enrolled per class. All courses are taught by licensed locksmiths and have years of experience.


National Locksmith Institute

Various Locations
Address: 2820 N. Pinal Ave., Ste. 12, Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Website: natlock.com

Programs Offered

Locksmith Trade Schools

School Details

Enrollment: NA
Campus Setting: No
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: NA

The National Locksmith Institute offers a week long trainings in various locations for facilities an institutions who want trained locksmiths on staff. You must be sponsored by a facility in order to attend one of these programs.

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Locksmith Salaries

The median wage for locksmiths and safe repairers is $47,400 annually, but some industries like hospitals and government pay much more. Locksmiths in metro-areas will make a bit more than those in more rural areas.



Disclaimer: Blue Collar Brain makes no recommendation or endorsement of any of the schools listed. All schools listed are from research we have done using a variety of sources. No verification of accreditation or school reviews have been done. We recommend you do your due diligence before enrolling in any of the schools listed.