Offers ALOA’s Online AFL Designation at Discount Through Dec. 31

Dec. 10, 2020
Until Dec. 31, 2020, the online ALOA AFL course is discounted by $300. The full ALOA AFL designation online program discount rate is $1,200 (regularly $1,500)., owned and operated by The CMOOR Group, has partnered with The Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) to offer ALOA’s popular ALOA Fundamentals of Locksmithing course (AFL professional designation) in an interactive, blended format at a discounted rate.

From now until Dec. 31, 2020, the online ALOA AFL course is discounted by $300. The full ALOA AFL designation online program costs $1,200 (regularly $1,500). The ALOA member’s discounted rate (regularly $1,350) is also $300 off, making the AFL designation $1,050. Individual courses may be purchased for $79 each. Volume discounts are available for corporate customers.

Historically, the AFL training has required a student to travel to Dallas and spend 5–6 days in a classroom. For many companies, the expense and time out of the office is prohibitive. With the online training, students and management now have an alternative to spending that much time out of the field—by taking the training at their pace from the web.

“ALOA has been looking for a way to take our classroom course into an online format for quite some time. When we found out more about the work CMOOR had done in security training program development, we also found a true partner willing to work with us in creative ways to bring the new AFL format to life,” says Jim Hancock, ALOA’s operations, education and certification manager. ALOA and The CMOOR Group had been discussing an online format for the AFL designation for many years. 

The online AFL program provides the same content as the classroom course, which includes Lock Mechanisms, Key Identification, Pinning Locks, Master Keying, Small and Large Format Interchangeable Core Locks, Key Machines and Adjustments, Exit Devices and more. After enrollment, students will be mailed their course Lab Kit, which contains the tools, pinning kit, locks and other hardware necessary to follow and complete the online study. During the course, students also will have access to online webinars for Q&A from ALOA staff members and trainers. This ensures all students have the support necessary to complete the course successfully.

“ is thrilled to be working with ALOA and providing this program online to a more global audience,” says Connie Moorhead, CEO at The CMOOR Group. “Students simply register for the program, complete a background check, take the online training and attend a one-day local or regional practicum. Then they can take the final exam and receive their full AFL designation.”

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