Below is a brief overview for those interested in a quick glance at the laws and requirements for becoming a locksmith in Alaska.

If you’re interested in the details of how to actually follow through, you should look at our article “How to Become a Locksmith in Alaska

License Requirement


Definition Per State Law

Security systems contractor: A person or contractor who installs security systems, locking devices, vaults etc which become permanent part of the structure.

Background Check

  • None

Education Requirements

  • None

Misc Rules

  • If the total contract price is less than $10,000, then exemption from security contractor license.
  • If the person has to work on his/her owned property or items, then there isn’t a need for license.

Use of Lockpicks and Similar Tools

Legal to own unless the intended use was to gain illegal entry or for theft; or used on a lock for which you didn’t obtain permission. You could also be charged with possessing burglary tools if you are in possession of lockpicks while committing a crime. Want to if if lockpicks are legal? We have a post for that.

Note: We are not lawyers. Make sure you verify this with your lawyer.