Associated Locksmiths of America

ALOA Mission Statement

The mission of ALOA, as dedicated members of the locksmith/security industry, is to ensure professional excellence and ethics; create a public demand for professional locksmith services; represent and speak for the locksmith/security industry; and expand the exchange of trade information and knowledge with other related organizations to preserve and enhance the industry.

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Education for excellence

ALOA works hard to provide the best quality education possible by offering over 200 full day instructor led training classes through regionally sponsored classes, at the annual ALOA Convention & Security Expo and through the ALOA Training Center.

Through the ALOA Scholarship Foundation, entry level locksmiths can apply for training assistance.

Ready to become a member? Click here for information about joining , as well as an online member application.


ALOA conducts training to achieve certification in many different formats that include over 100 classes at the annual ALOA Convention at contracted regional conventions and at many locally sponsored weekend seminars throughout the year. A schedule of ALOA certified class presentations is on our website. ALOA also provides a bookstore where members can purchase books CD’s and videotapes on a wide variety of locksmith subjects. ALOA members can check out videotapes from the ALOA Video Library. We are currently in the process of developing several additional distance-learning opportunities as well. ALOA also maintains a list of schools that offer correspondence, resident and traveling resident training.

ALOA has certified over 4,000 locksmiths nationwide with an additional 2,900 who are presently in the early stages of certification. ALOA provides the licensing exam for the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, the North Carolina Locksmith Licensing Board and has worked with other city and state agencies in setting up their qualifications for locksmith hiring and requirements for licensing.

ALOA offers a PRP Resource Guide (price $25.00) that provides more in depth information about each of the locksmith categories as well as references for study. ALOA also offers the Safe Technicians Reference Manual ($165.00) for those who are preparing for the CPS or CMST certification levels.

You may order this in the online ALOA Store.

If you need further clarification of the above information, or have specific questions, please contact the PRP department by calling the ALOA office at 800-532-ALOA.

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STAM Online Training

STAM Multimedia Inc.

ALOA has partnered with STAM Multimedia Inc to offer Web Based Training (WBT) courses on the latest security technology – a new and innovative way to learn, train and improve skills and knowledge. Learn at your own pace, place & time with 24/7 access.

There are currently five different web based training courses available that cover the latest security technology.

  • CCTV-A Complete Review
  • Digital Video & Networking
  • Fiber Optics Technology
  • Biometrics Technology
  • Basic Electricity

Click here for more info.

Other useful tools include:

  • CCTV Calculators
  • CCTV Quizzes
  • CCTV Articles
  • CCTV Glossary

With the popularity of security industry certifications and the efforts and expense that goes in to achieving these designations, it's critical that security professionals meet all their continuing education requirements. Failure to do so can mean the loss of a valuable certification credential, job-related stress and – in some cases – fines and legal issues. features a full lineup of courses by and for security professionals, from continuing education for the maintenance of certifications by ALOA, NSCA, NICET, NBFAA, BICSI and more, to unique custom content such as Charlie Pierce's online CCTV training and IP Networking training through the online Physical Security Network Associate Certification Training series.

ALOA is making available to you a comprehensive solution for continuing education – As an ALOA member , you will receive an additional 20% discount on all courses you purchase. Just log in to the ALOA members only webpage and use the ALOA SecurityCEU discount code that is listed there.

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Associated Locksmiths of America
ALOA Security
Professionals Association, Inc.

3500 Easy St.
Dallas, TX 75247

(p) 214-819-9733
(tf) 800-532-2562