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 Texas“
- Unarmed Sub-type of Private Security License
- Deep Background Check Performed
- Disqualified if Fugitive from Justice for Felony or Class A or B misdemeanor
- Successful completion of a department approved forty eight (48) hour basic locksmith course; AND
- Successful completion of a department approved six hundred (600) hour fundamentals of locksmithing course
- Two (2) consecutive years of full-time locksmith related experience
- Minimum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) in combined liability insurance
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 know if lockpicks are legal? We have a post for that.
Note: We are not lawyers. Make sure you verify this with your lawyer.