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Locksmith Career Diploma

Pursue a Career as a Professional Locksmith

Learn how to become a locksmith through Penn Foster Career School's Professional Locksmith training program. Our locksmith training program provides practical exercises and hands-on learning so that you can begin your journey into becoming a professional locksmith.

Why become a Professional Locksmith?

You can complete Penn Foster Career School's online Locksmith training program at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home — in as little as two months! You'll learn everything from key making to electronic security and learn how to work with any type of lock, including automobile locks, safes, and vaults.
Why become a Professional Locksmith?

Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?

Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff — all working to help you succeed.
Curriculum for Success
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare for a career as a Professional Locksmith.
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
With 45,000 graduates in 2016 from our regionally and nationally accredited High School and Career School and nationally accredited College, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real time with other Professional Locksmith students in the Penn Foster Community.
Student Experience
A Customized Learning Experience
With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other!

Locksmithing Course Details

In the Penn Foster Career School Professional Locksmithing training program you’ll cover topics such as electronic security, and how to design and program an alarm system. You'll learn about duplicating keys by hand or machine, and methods of opening locks without keys, as well as installing door locks, troubleshooting and maintaining locks, security devices, safes, vaults, and panic hardware.
Penn Foster Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.


With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your locksmithing training online today.
I would rate Penn Foster ten stars [out of ten] — if you’re on a budget, it’s the best school to work around your schedule. The practical exercises have you making a lot by hand, and they were very challenging. Give it a shot — you won’t regret it. I guarantee it.
Steve A.
Professional Locksmithing Graduate
Locksmith Student

What is the Salary for a Professional Locksmith?

Enrolling in our online Professional Locksmith program can be the first step toward securing a rewarding career. Locksmith training will help you discover the details of how to become a locksmith — how to install locks and security devices in homes, businesses, cars, safes, and vaults. Becoming a locksmith can even open up opportunities to run your own business. How much do locksmiths make? On average, the median annual locksmith salary is $42,730.¹
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, Locksmiths and Safe Repairers, May 2017. Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
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