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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 35PRIVATE SECURITY
SUBCHAPTER JSPECIAL COMPANY LICENSE QUALIFICATIONS
RULE §35.123Locksmith Company License

Pursuant to the Act, the department has determined that an applicant for licensure as a locksmith company (as owner) or the prospective manager of the applicant company must meet one of the qualifications detailed in this section:

  (1) Qualification option one. Two (2) consecutive years of full-time locksmith-related experience; or

  (2) Qualification option two.

    (A) Successful completion of a department approved forty-eight (48) hour basic locksmith course and a six hundred (600) hour fundamentals of locksmith course, with the curriculum content detailed in this subparagraph:

      (i) Introduction to locksmithing.

      (ii) The Act and this chapter.

      (iii) State of Texas and United States Government business requirements.

      (iv) Key blank identification.

      (v) Key machine and key duplication.

      (vi) Codes and code cutting.

      (vii) Basic lock types.

      (viii) Basic picking.

      (ix) Rim and mortise cylinders.

      (x) Key in knob/key in lever locks.

      (xi) Deadbolts and mortise locks.

      (xii) Installations.

      (xiii) Impressioning.

      (xiv) Basic master-keying.

      (xv) Basic safe servicing.

      (xvi) Small format interchangeable core.

      (xvii) High security and key control cylinders.

      (xviii) Automotive opening.

      (xix) Automotive key generation and programming.

      (xx) Exit/panic device servicing, replacement, and installation.

      (xxi) Door closer servicing, replacement, and installation.

      (xxii) Cabinet and drawer lock servicing, replacement, and installation.

      (xxiii) Safe installation, moving, and anchoring.

      (xxiv) Single door access control service and installation.

    (B) Successful completion of a basic locksmith proficiency exam that covers a minimum of twelve (12) locksmith subjects and is approved by the department; and

    (C) One (1) year of full-time locksmith related experience.


Source Note: The provisions of this §35.123 adopted to be effective May 6, 2014, 39 TexReg 3608

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