How to Become a Locksmith in British Columbia | Mr. Locksmith
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In British Columbia (BC) to become a locksmith consists of two Government Agencies, the Industry Training Authority and the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor general, Security Programs Division.
The two Agencies have defined a person working in the Locksmith industry as follows:
“Locksmith” means a person who repairs, services and/or installs all types of keys, locks, access/egress control systems (mechanical or electrical) and builders of hardware in accordance with the provisions the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor general, Security Programs Division, Policing & Community Safety Branch, Private Investigators and Security Agencies Act.
The Apprentice locksmith would register with the ITA as an Apprentice Locksmith.
Also, the Apprentice Locksmith would apply for their BC Government Employee License as a “Locksmith Under Supervision” with BC Security Industry Licensing.
Further information can be found online at http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/business/security-services/security-industry-licensing/online-applications
Under British Columbia’s Security Services Act, businesses and individuals offering security services must hold a valid security licence issued by the Registrar of Security Services. Approved applicants are issued a licence that specifies the types of security services they may provide as well as special authorizations.
In conclusion, in the Province of British Columbia, an Apprentice Locksmith must work two (2) years under the supervision of a Licenced Locksmith. Also, the Apprentice Locksmith must qualify and write the ITA Locksmith exam. The Locksmith Exam usually has 200 multi-choice questions. When the Apprentice Locksmith passess the ITA Locksmith exam they would be issued a Trade Qualification (TQ) as a Locksmith. The BC Locksmith TQ is recognized across Canada.
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