This is the official website of The North Carolina Locksmith Licensing Board. If you are interested in becoming a licensed locksmith in the state of North Carolina, you may print the application off this website, or email us with your request.

REVIEW OF EXISTING RULES—COMMENT PROCESS

 As required by House Bill 74 (enacted 2013 Session), the NCLLB has placed its existing rules on its website for any interested person to review.

During its September 22, 2014 meeting, the Board reviewed all of its existing rules and determined the categories of the existing rules as defined in G.S. 150B-21.3A(a).  This website, www.nclocksmithboard.org  includes a spreedsheet that lists the Board’s Rules with the full text of the rules and determinations made by the Board.

If any member of the public, including an association or other organization representing the public, has a comment about the rules, it must be written with objection to each rule in whole or in part.  The comment must address the content of the rule to be considered by the Rules Review Commission, the body reviewing the comments.

Comments may be sent by the US Postal Service postmarked, delivered, faxed, or e-mailed as of December 1, 2014 to be accepted.

US Mail
Barden Culbreth, Executive Director
PO Box 10972
Raleigh, NC  27605

Delivery Service
Barden Culbreth, Executive Director
1046 Washington Street
Raleigh, NC  27605

Fax Number
919-833-5743  “Attn. Barden Culbreth”

 E-mail Address
Barden@recanc.com

 

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE AN APPRENTICE BEFORE YOU ARE FULLY LICENSED.

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.

Please note that the Board encourages all licensed locksmiths and apprentices as well as those making application to the Board to mail their correspondence Certified, Return receipt requested via the US postal service. The Board is not liable for mail lost in transit to the Board office. By mailing items with return receipt requested, you will have proof of your documents reaching the Board office.

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Current Board Members:

Alan Boone, Boone
Chair
(Locksmith, Term Expires 12/31/2014)

Phil Lanier, Winston Salem
Vice Chair

(Locksmith, Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Ralph Fuller, Havelock
Secretary/Treasurer

(Locksmith,  Term Expires 12/31/2015)

K. Reid Barbee, Richlands
(Locksmith, Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Melanie Wade Goodwin, Raleigh
(Public Member, Term Expires 12/31/2014)

William Harrell, Jr, Colerain
(Public Member, Term Expires 12/31/2016)

Jimmie Storie, Banner Elk
(Locksmith, Term Expires 12/31/2016)

Steve Stroud, China Grove
(Locksmith, Term Expires 12/31/2016)

Keith Throckmorton, Hertford
(Public Member, Term Expires 12/31/2016)

Executive Director:
Barden Culbreth

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
- Complaint Form