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

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 Louisiana

License Requirement


Background Check

  • Passing background checks as mentioned in above document is necessary. Certain felonies are exempted.
  • Fingerprints may be asked by Fire marshal

Education Requirements

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.