The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing
The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing has been the best-selling, standard reference in the field since 1976. It is accessible to students, apprentices and professionals alike. No other book has as much useful, practical and comprehensive information on locksmithing. Bill Phillips provides easy to understand information on all the basics of locksmithing and on the advanced techniques a locksmith needs to survive in a competitive market. It covers everything from master keying and lock picking, to auto locks, lockmaking, and servicing safes. Phillips also provides 3 sample tests to prepare for Registered Professional Locksmith certification exams.
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The contents of this book are satisfactory. However DO NOT SUBMIT THE ENCLOSED TEST. I cannot stress enough that unless you desire to be $50 lighter in the wallet with absolutely nothing to show for it, DO NOT SUBMIT THE TEST. Learn from my mistake, and as I have found, other's mistakes as well. Check the BBB rating on IAHSSP and you will learn it is an "F". The author will not even return emails regarding the status of applications after submittal. The book does contain quite a bit of information, but because of the fraud being perpetrated on people submitting the test and the continued mention of IAHSSP (which is a now defunct group. . . try checking their "website") this book receives low marks.
If you are looking for any form of locksmithing accreditation, this is NOT the place to find it. Information? Maybe. Certification? DEFINITELY NOT!