Locksmithing in Oregon is now a bona fide trade recognized by the state of Oregon. Locksmithing is an active field with ever-changing products and techniques. So is this new law and it is in its infancy.
Locksmithing is about integrity and being forthright with people’s security. We are not here to take advantage of the vulnerable, but to help them on their way. We should have the decency to advertise without deception and to treat our customers fairly to help protect them and their property. I challenge all of my fellow locksmiths to get active with your representatives and mayors. Keep it up until something happens for the good of locksmithing.
Licensing in Other States
According to the ALOA web site, www.aloa.org, the following states currently require locksmith licensing: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. In addition, New York City and Nassau County on Long Island, NY, have licensing requirements.
ALOA published a legislative report and invites member locksmiths to join the ALOA Legislative Action Network to stay informed of pending legislation in their states. More details about individual state requirements are also posted at www.aloa.org
Oregon Steps Up
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