In-Person - Dallas, TX

March 13-18, 2023


Spring 6-Day Fundamentals

of Locksmithing

Be taught the basics of general locksmithing in which you can start your career, by experienced instructors.

In-Person Session, Live Class!

Real People, Real Tools!

Keep your Tool Kit too!

Spread the word that we are here for our Fundamentals of Locksmithing Course in Dallas, TX.

Monday, March 13th - Friday, March 17

7:30 am until 4:30 daily

Saturday, March 18th

7:30 until Noon, 2023


Course Description

The ALOA Continuing Education (ACE) 6-day Basic Locksmithing Course will provide you with basic hands-on knowledge of locks and security-related hardware. Students will work with basic locksmithing tools such as dial calipers, impressioning pliers soft face mallet, lock pick set, along with other locksmith specialty tools.

Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge required to function as an apprentice locksmith who can perform the following tasks:

 identify and duplicate keys

 service and adjust key machines

 rekey a variety of lock cylinders

 make original keys for a variety of locks

 code disassembly and impressioning

 bypass and/or pick common locks

 troubleshoot and service common cylinder and lockset malfunctions

 identify common lock hardware finishes and functions

 be familiar with Life Safety Codes and the ADA

 design and key a simple master key system

 know combination lock operation and changing methods


CLASS CONTENT: 50 % Lecture 50 % Hands-On


$1295 for ALOA Members*


$1495 for non-members

(plus a $70 Reg Fee)

$1565 for the week of classes.*

Please email that you have registered and she will make sure we have all your information.

Students Receive

 • Tool Kit (yours to keep after class) It will contain various items to complete your practical learning in class.

6-Day Fundamentals of Locksmithing


Monday, March 13 until Saturday March 18, 2023

Weekday hours 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday hours 7:30 am - 12 noon

ALOA Training Facility

1471 Prudential 

Dallas, TX 75235




  1. ALOA Training Facility, 1471 Prudential Dallas, TX 75235, 214-819-9733.
  2. We share the building with another tenant so parking is extremely limited…..we recommend you use the shuttle provided by the hotels (most have them) or find a way to carpool with other students. We have only 2 or 3 spaces in front of the building and then space for 2 or 3 cars curbside. If you park in the spaces designated for our other occupant, you will likely be towed. Again, most area hotels offer a shuttle service for drop off and pick up and can either be pre-arranged or on-demand.
  3. We are located 1.6 miles from the Dallas Love Field Airport or 17.7 miles from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Intl Airport.


  1. Remember to secure and confirm your own travel and lodging arrangements. This is your responsibility. ALOA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BOOKING YOUR HOTEL.
  2. There are several hotels in the area available to secure your lodging:

The Homewood Suites at Market Center

Hampton Suites Market Center

The Aloft/Element at Love Field

The Doubletree at Love Field.

You can check here for hotels near our facility. Hotels near Dallas Love Field Airport. Search by Zipcode 75235 for other hotel options.



  1. You will receive an ALOA Certificate of Training at the end of class. Please note, this is not a certification, but merely a certificate stating the CEU hours earned during this course.
  2. Saturday Schedule includes a review and sitting for the “AFL” (ALOA Fundamental Locksmith) exam.
  3. For residents of Louisiana or Alabama that require the CLL for licensing, you will be taking the "CLL" (Certified Licensed Locksmith) examination for licensing testing in your state, instead of the AFL exam., and so the timeframe for Sat is only ½ day.
  4. Testing will be conducted on Saturday morning. The general test administered will be the ALOA Fundamentals Locksmith (AFL) exam which is specific to this training. Should you require the licensing test for the states of Louisiana, Alabama, Illinois, this can be substituted for the AFL easily with prior notification to the same email addresses posted in #4.
  5. You will be notified by email of a Pass or Fail grade within 3 to 4 weeks.



  1. We will provide your lunches daily. If you have any dietary restrictions please let me know early so I can make arrangements.
  2. Please email, call or text me directly at or 469-453-5220 if you have any questions.
  3. There will be sodas, water, and coffee provided daily


  1. Based on any prevailing restrictions for gatherings in confined spaces 30 days prior to the start of the education portion of ALOA FOL 2023, class sizes may be decreased from stated limits to accommodate these restrictions. Which may include cancellation.
  2. If for any reason the class is canceled, full registration paid will be refunded.
  3. Current recommendations for safety are paramount and all reasonable precautions for a safe environment will be provided, including providing masks and hand sanitizers for those requesting.
  4. Check with your hotel and be aware of their cancellations policy. ALOA is not responsible for booking or their policies regarding any cancellations.
  5. Discounted Apprentice memberships will be offered to non-members and there will be a limited selection of books and apparel available to members and non-members alike at a discounted price.

If you have any issues or questions about the class or registration, email Dawne @

or text 469-453-5220.

Thanks so much.

We hold the key to where you want to be.

Dallas awaits you!

ALOA SPAI | 214-819-9733


TEXT: 469-453-5220



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