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