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New Advertising Opportunties

Looking to promote your business to our network of thousands of locksmiths and homeowners?

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


  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Price: $545
Date: April 29, 2017

2 Day Course - April 29 & 30

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Price: $545
Date: May 06, 2017

2 Day Course - May 6 & 7

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Price: $920 (+$150 Lab Fee)
Date: May 08, 2017

5 Day Course- May 08 - 12 There is a lab fee of $150 to cover consumable material / tools

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Price: $TBA
Date: May 27, 2017

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

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Price: $545
Date: June 03, 2017

2 Day Course - June 3 & 4


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