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Locksmith

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

Highlights

License required in 13 states
69th most burdensome licensing requirements
60th most heavily regulated occupation

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

Definition

Locksmiths repair and open locks; make keys; change locks and safe combinations; and install and repair safes.

Summary

Thirteen states require locksmiths to obtain licenses. Save for New Jersey's lengthy three-year-plus education/experience requirement, requirements are relatively consistent across states. Only three other states impose any education/experience requirement and never for more than 16 days. On average, aspiring locksmiths must pay $147 in fees and pass one exam.

(Last updated May 1, 2012)

State Licensing Requirements

Burden RankStateFeesEducation/Experience (Days)ExamsMinimum GradeMinimum Age
1 New Jersey 228 1,176 1 12 18
2 Tennessee 185 16 2 0 18
3 North Carolina 338 0 1 0 18
4 Illinois 165 4 2 0 18
5 Virginia 234 4 1 0 18
6 Oklahoma 75 0 1 0 21
7 Alabama 168 0 1 0 0
8 Louisiana 125 0 1 0 0
9 Texas 45 0 0 0 18
10 Connecticut 200 0 0 0 0
11 Nevada 75 0 0 0 0
12 California 71 0 0 0 0
13 Nebraska 5 0 0 0 0

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