There are a lot of bad jokes out there about locksmith training. When you mention that you want to learn the trade, plenty of unoriginal smart-alecs will say: “learning how to be a robber? You going to the local prison to learn how to be a thug?” The humor is underwhelming because if locksmiths were criminals, nobody in their right mind would hire one to replace the locks on their doors or make copies of their car keys. Furthermore, locksmiths are some of the most highly trusted people in society; they are trusted to install and take care of the security of homes and businesses.
So, in order to learn how to be a locksmith, you’re not going to go to burglar school or talk with the local miscreant about how to break and enter. There are plenty of highly reputable educational institutions that provide locksmith training, and the way to find the best ones is to simply ask around. For example, you can go to a busy provider of locksmith in Orlando FL and ask him or her (when he or she is not busy – call ahead and ask when “down-time” is) where he or she learned the trade.
There are plenty of locksmith training courses online that claim to give a person a certificate at the end of the course; however, it might be a better idea to go to an accredited technical college or institution to get face-to-face instruction.
Another option that exists for locksmith training is to become an apprentice to a master locksmith. While this practice is slowly dying out, there are still some locksmiths who are willing to train someone for a period of several years. This means that the apprentice gets paid while learning. The pay might not be so great during the apprenticeship, however, for many a small salary might be better than paying tuition fees and living on student loans. Again, to find out about apprenticeships you may have to hit the pavement and contact lots of locksmith services in Orlando or locksmith shopfronts in your area.