What is a Licensed Locksmith?

Licensed Locksmith Services across Calgary

Whether you’re locked out or you’ve been the victim of a burglary, calling up a locksmith can be a stressful task. We’ve all read the headlines about locksmith scams and innocent citizens getting ripped off, so when it comes to picking a locksmith you’re right to be cautious. If you’re looking for a reputable locksmith you can trust with your property, look no further than SMC Locksmith Ltd. in Calgary.

For more info on our licensed locksmith solutions in Calgary call (403) 667-0654

Calgary’s dependable locksmith

For years SMC Locksmith Ltd. has offered Calgary’s residents and businesses a dependable and honest locksmith service. Our honest approach takes in advice, workmanship and price, and is second to none. Our customers find that we offer an excellent and professional locksmith service around the clock. With locksmiths available 24/7, we can be with you in less than 30 minutes, wherever you are and whatever time it is. We keep our prices low, our customer service levels high and guarantee customer satisfaction for every callout.

Additionally, SMC Locksmith Ltd. is also licensed by the Government of Alberta.

What are the requirements to become a licensed locksmith in Alberta

The Government of Alberta has set out a clear set of basic requirements for anybody considering a career as a locksmith. Failure to adhere to these requirements can result in license retraction, a fine and, in some cases, even a jail sentence.

The requirements are as follows:

  • Minimum age: Locksmiths must be 18-years-old or older
  • Work status: Locksmiths must be Canadian citizens or have the legal right to work in Canada
  • Criminal record: Locksmiths must not have a serious criminal record for which a pardon has not been / has yet to be granted
  • Outstanding criminal charges: Locksmiths must have no outstanding charges against them
  • Criminal investigations: Locksmiths must not be the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation
  • Language: Locksmiths must be fluent in English
  • Character: Locksmiths must be of sound character (and have the references to prove it)
  • Training: Locksmiths must have undertaken and passed the necessary training programs
  • Affidavit: Locksmiths are required to swear an affidavit during the application process
  • License fees: Locksmiths are required to submit a $160 license fee for a 2-year license (other charges applicable for additional security services)
  • Apprenticeship: Potential locksmiths enrolling on a locksmith apprenticeship scheme must apply for the applicable apprenticeship license

At SMC Locksmith Ltd., all of our locksmiths are licensed by the Government of Alberta and meet the requirements listed above. Hire our services and you can rest assured you’re in good hands.

100% customer satisfaction is absolutely guaranteed!

For our licensed locksmith solutions in Calgary call (403) 667-0654