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The Academy of Locksmithing

TAOL's Education Facility

Welcome to TAOL

The President, Alvin Dorder, The Board of Directors, and Trustees of TAOL would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our web site. TAOL is one of the largest and most successful Locksmith Associations in North America, and has been serving it's members and the public since 1973. TAOL exists to educate and provide a friendly exchange of information between all of its members and promote the image of all locksmiths in Ontario. We work with manufacturers and distributors towards the best interests of the industry at large.

We also provide guest speakers & education for our members benefit, and have a uniform Code of Ethics. We promote and develop an apprenticeship program for Locksmiths with the goal of being officially recognized as a separate trade.

TAOL also provides a referral system for any member of the general public who may be looking for a competent locksmith for their home or business.

Upcoming Events

  • 10:00 am
  • Price: $495
Date: August 27, 2016

Aug. 27, 28

  • 10:00 am
  • Price: $495
Date: September 10, 2016

Sept. 10, 11

  • 10:00 am
  • Price: $545
Date: September 24, 2016

Sept. 24, 25

  • 10:00 am
  • Price: $545
Date: October 15, 2016

Oct. 15, 16

  • 8:00 am
  • Price: $TBA
Date: October 22, 2016

This is the first of 3 Modules comprising the EST Certification. Level I is a compulsory prerequisite for any seeking the designation of EST. 2 Day Course

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