Nevada is known for three things: gold, Las Vegas, and high crime rates! In fact, Nevada is the 5th most dangerous state in the U.S. and according to a Safewise study, 22% of Nevada’s homeowners experienced a home break-in during the past year.
This means that emergency locksmiths who arrive to repair damaged locks or install new security systems inside houses are needed more than ever! However, if you want to keep people safe, you’ll first need a locksmith license. The process of obtaining a locksmith license is slightly different in Nevada than in other states, so we’ll guide you through the steps of submitting an application.
As determined by the Nevada Legislature, to obtain a locksmith license, each applicant must submit an application to their local county’s sheriff’s office for approval.
Depending on your county and whether you are an employee or business owner, the requirements for obtaining a license will vary. Therefore, we will outline the general documentation you should have prepared.
The county sheriff may or may not require a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting. If they do, you can request an Identity History Summary Check from the FBI. You will be able to get fingerprinted either at your local police station or at a fingerprinting vendor for a fee.
What criminal history may get you disqualified?
There is no official exam that you need to take to get a locksmith license in Nevada.
But, if you are looking to get better at your craft because you feel that your knowledge is not up to par, it is highly recommended that you:
Where to study locksmithing in Nevada?
For hands-on training and online courses from master locksmiths in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For online locksmith training and certification.
The price for a locksmith license application varies from county to county. We’ve seen fees as low as $5 and ranging to $255.
Contact your county online, by email, phone, or via mail to see how you can access, complete, and submit your locksmith application.
If you need more information, below is the contact information for the Nevada Legislature:
Northern Nevada: 775-684-6800
Southern Nevada: 702-486-2626
401 S. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701-4747
The sooner you get your locksmith license, the sooner you can help homeowners feel at ease when they are away, visiting their families, or taking a vacation. If you want to launch your career or start your own locksmith business in Nevada, get in contact with your county.
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