This is the official website of The North Carolina Locksmith Licensing Board.

Have you been scammed by an unlicensed locksmith?
Report it to the Attorney General:

Next Locksmith Licensing Exam: May 19th, 2017 in RTP/Durham, NC. Applications must be received and approved approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the exam date in order to be seated for the exam.

The Board also 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.


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.

Executive Director:
Barden Culbreth

Current Board Members:

Phil Lanier, Winston Salem

(Locksmith, Term Expires 12/31/2018)

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

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

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

D. Steve Bright, Fayetteville
(Locksmith, Term Expires 12/31/2017)

William Harrell, Jr, Colerain
(Public Member, Term Expires 12/31/2019)

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