Master Lock Co.

New Training Course: Specifying Locks to Meet 2010 ADA Standards for Schools

(MILWAUKEE, WIS.) — Security professionals and architects currently or potentially involved in new or expansion and remodeling projects for schools will find a new AIA-certified CEU course offered by Hanley Wood University ( well worth an on-line visit.

 Titled “Specifying Locks to meet 2010 ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards for Schools,” the course focuses on new, mandated minimums for ADA-compliant lockers and locks issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ). In “2010 Standards for Accessible Design”, the standards apply to any projects completed after March 15, 2012. Failure to comply could generate problems for schools and school districts, and also raise liability issues regarding architect responsibility.

The course covers key aspects of ADA guidelines’ impact on students themselves along with lockers, locks and schools in general. It compares the functionality, ease of use and features of ADA-compliant and non-compliant locks, showing digital electronic locks in addition to recently developed mechanical locker lock options that meet ADA standards. The course also points out important value-added design advantages, cost issues and long-term flexibility factors for consideration when designing and specifying school projects.

Students take the on-line course, sponsored by Master Lock Company, in about an hour or less at their own convenience, and earn CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credit for successful completion.

“Although the course does not promote any particular manufacturer’s product, we are pleased to provide architects involved in school design projects accurate information on new, mandated ADA standards,” notes Douglas Lacina, Master Lock Company Senior Product Manager. “We have led the industry in designing cost-effective ADA-compliant mechanical locker lock options which ultimately benefit ADA students nationwide.”

To complete the AIA-certified course and obtain CEU credit, visit the Web site at and type the course title in the Search box. Additional informational on ADA-compliant locker locks is available on the ADA web site section at