Apply for LicensureApply for Locksmith Apprentice LicenseApply for License Renewal

If you are interested in becoming a licensed locksmith in the state of North Carolina, you may print the application using the buttons above, or email the Board office with a request for a printed application.

Attention Applicants: You will be required to complete an SBI/FBI check by providing your fingerprints to a local law enforcement office who will submit your fingerprints electronically to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. If you are out of state you will need to provide a physical “ink” card to the Board office through USPS mail. The necessary forms are in the applications for Licensure and Apprentice License. Fingerprints are not required for renewals.

Have you been scammed by an unlicensed locksmith?

Report it to the Attorney General:

Study Guide

The Board has a study guide available for the locksmith licensure examination. The study guide costs $25. You can mail a written request for the study guide with a check or money order for $25, and we will mail you this study guide. Checks payable to: NCLLB, PO BOX 10972, Raleigh, NC 27605.

Board and Staff

Executive Director:
Barden Culbreth

Board Members:

Jonathan Jeffries, High Point
(Locksmith, Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Dennis V. Berwyn, Raleigh
(Public Member, Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Jennifer Richards, Conover
(Locksmith, Term Expires 12/31/2018)

D. Steve Bright, Fayetteville
(Locksmith, Term Expires 12/31/2020)

William Harrell Jr., Colerain
(Public Member, Term Expires 12/31/2017)

Phil Lanier, Winston Salem
(Locksmith, Term Expires 12/31/2018)

Rafe Rountree, Robersonville
(Locksmith,  Term Expires 12/31/2018)

Keith Throckmorton, Hertford
(Public Member, Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Paul Michael Williams, Mills River
(Locksmith, Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Consumers and Locksmiths Beware!

Fraudulent Locksmiths are active throughout North Carolina.

Statewide media outlets have shed light onto unlicensed locksmith work recently. Follow any of these links to see stories and videos of investigative reporting about this illegal activity.

WRAL Reports by Cullen Browder

WECT Report by Kristy Ondo

WBTV Report by Jamie Boll

Scam operations are also operating in the state selling alarm systems:

Report from Tennessee regarding APX Alarm

File an Official Complaint with:
the Attorney General’s Office

File a Complaint with:
– NC Locksmith Board