California Occupational License
Department of Consumer Affairs
Locksmith Employee Registration
Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
Licensing Agency Contact Information:
License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
||PO Box 989002
West Sacramento, CA 95798
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A Locksmith Employee is any person who in on the payroll of a licensed locksmith company and engages in installing, repairing, opening or modifying locks, or that originates keys for locks. This does NOT include a person who exclusively makes copies of keys from an existing key.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Be 18 or older.
Undergo a criminal history background check through the DOJ and the FBI.
Application Fee - $20
DOJ Fingerprint Processing Fee - $32
FBI Fingerprint Processing Fee - $17
Renewal Fee - $20
A temporary registration is issued allowing applicants to work as a Locksmith Employee for 120 days if they have not been convicted of a crime.
The initial license is valid for 2 years. Each renewal cycle extends the registration for an additional 2 years.
Average time to process an application is 30-45 days.
Authority: Business and Professions Code, Division 3, Chapter 8.5
|Occupation Title||SOC Code
|Locksmiths and Safe Repairers ||499094 |