International Association of Investigative Locksmiths

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The mission of IAIL, as dedicated members of the security industry, to ensure professional excellence and ethics; in all of our investigations. Represent our clients with integrity and professionalism to find the truth based on the facts of our investigation.

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Division President Tom Demont lists the latest CFLs and lets you know how you can get your credential too.

The year is almost half over and it’s time to lock in your education starting with ALOA in Las Vegas this August. If a career in forensics sparks your interest, plan to attend the ALOA Convention in Las Vegas this August 11th and 12th for Investigative Locksmith I & II, This is a major pre request for sitting for your CFL exam. If ALOA Las Vegas isn’t in the cards for you then plan to attend the IAIL conference this November 14-16, 2019 at our training center in Dallas, TX. We will be offering the CFL exam each evening after class. Anyone can sit for the CFL exam if they are members. If you pass the exam but have not yet completed all of your requirements, you will be listed as passing the CFL exam but pending completion of required items. Many CFL’s hold multiple CFL certificates. If you are as good as you say you are why not prove it by building your portfolio of forensic credentials. There are a number of our CFL members who hold as many as three different CFL certificates. Though you don’t get more credentials your certificates look great on your curriculum vitae.

Lastly, I would like to thank Beta Tam for agreeing to join our board of directors. Beta brings over 45 years of forensic lock science experience to our board and teaching staff. Welcome Beta.

If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas, please contact Tom Demont at


President, International Association of Investigative Locksmiths.

Director: Thomas Ware, CML, CFL, CPS
Director: Beta Tam, FCSFS, RL, CFL
Director: Brian VanDenburgh, CRL, CMAL, CFL
Director: Ross Squire, ML, CFL
Director: Rick Shuford, CRL, CFL
Director: Prescott Paulhus, CRL

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International Association of Investigative Locksmiths
International Association
of Investigative Locksmiths

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