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April 26, 2017
Retiring Locksmith business for sale

Sam Ebersole, owner of Okie Locksmith, is retiring and is placing his vehicle, equipment, and inventory for sale. A itemized list provides business details. He can be reached at 580-336-1960 or okielockman@sbcglobal.net  He indicates many items are negotiable and he looks forward to working with those who contact him. He will provide additional info and or pictures if requested. Please review the list ane determine what works for your business. Please see if you can help him out.

 


April 26, 2017
Senate Bill 531 signed by the Governor

This bill was signed by governor on 4/25/2017 and will go into effect 11/01/2017.

Short version: it will allow locksmiths to install and work on integrated systems without obtaining additional licenses. ( ie access control, CCTV , residential fire and burglar alarms )
Of course there are some conditions that go along with this and everyone should read the bill to see them.  SB531

March 2, 2017
Quarterly scheduled ODOL classes

 

OMLA will be offering ODOL sanctioned licensing preparation classes at each regularly scheduled quarterly meeting (except the August meeting due to Annual Distributor's Show) for Locksmithing or Access Control are $275 per class (OMLA members in good standing $225) these classes are 8AM to 5PM Saturday and 8AM to Noon Sunday. Cut off dates for registration will be 30 days prior to scheduled class date.


February 15, 2017
February Special Advisory Committee meeting reports

Reports for the special Advisory Committee meetings held on Feb. 8th and 15th  concerning SB531 and some suggested amendments to it, have been attached to the regular February report, so check it out.


February 15, 2017
May 2017 Meeting Location

The May 5th, 2017 Board meeting and the May 6th, 2017 Class and General Business will be held at the Saddle Back Inn located at 4300 SW 3rd, OKC 73108  405-947-7000


January 13, 2017
February 2017 meeting location changed

The February 4th, 2017 meeting has been moved to the Holiday Inn in Glenpool, OK. located at 12209 S. Yukon Ave. Phone # 918-296-7000  This facility is just a couple of miles from the original location. Room rate is $89 / night and cutoff is Jan. 20th. Mention OMLA when registering. All classes remain the same.


November 13, 2016
February 2017 Classes

ALOA Instructor C.D. Libscomb has agreed to provide an Electronic Safe Lock class for our  Saturday February 4th, 2017 Education oportunities. Servicing & Opening Electronic Safes By CD Lipscomb The student will be taught to properly identify, service , troubleshoot, open and preform basic programming and combination changes on various electronic safe locks commonly found on modern and retrofitted safes. Instruction will be by power point lecture and limited hands on examination of the various locks. Pre-registration cost $100.00, at door cost $110.00 per student 8 hr class. Registration deadline January 20,2017

In addition, OMLA is hosting a Locksmith preparation class and an Access Control preparation class sanctioned by ODOL for license, each pertaining to their specific field, covering types of test questions, field general knowledge,  and tricks of the trade.These are each 2 day classes and the cost of each class is $275, however, if any OMLA member in good standing wishes to upgrade their license, the fee will be $225.00 each. Both classes run from 8AM to 5PM on Saturday and *AM to 12 noon Sunday.


September 19, 2016
November 12th, 2016 class info

OMLA class for November 12th, 2016 will be Locksmith Training Intermediate 201 (1 day class) This is an intermediate locksmithing class that will teach the basic student additional technical skills and expose them to more detailed and skilled locksmith procedures.  Instruction will be hands-on and lecture. Subjects covered include; Introduction to Locksmith Software, Key machine usage, Masterkeying and pinning techniques, Introduction to high security locks.  Class will be taught by C. D. Lipscomb, long time instructor for ALOA and the Industry.


August 5, 2016
Locksmith Business for Sale

Sam Ebersole has placed his Locksmith Business for sale due to health reasons, so please see this link for information, details, and contact information. Thanks, Editor.


June 27, 2016
August Show & November classes

 

Due to the Annual Distributor's Show held in OKC, no classes are being offered for the August 20th, 2016 meeting.

The Class for the November 12th, 2016 meeting in Tulsa will be OMLA hosting a Locksmith preparation class sanctioned by the ODOL for license, and will cover types of test questions, general locksmithing knowledge and tricks of the trade.  In addition, an Access Control preparation class sanctioned by the ODOL for license will also be offered, and will cover types of test questions pertaining to that specific field.  The cost of the classes are $275.00 each, however, for any OMLA member in good standing if they wish to upgrade their license, the fee will be $225.00 each.

The General business meeting will follow the Saturday class at 5:30PM as usual.

 Pre-registration Cut-off date is October 24th, 2016


May 12, 2016
June 2016 class location and room rate

The June class will be held at the Tulsa location, Holiday Inn Express at 150 Aquarium Dr., Jenks, OK. 74037 918-296-7300

The room rate for OMLA is $89 per night (3rd, 4th, 5th) and the cut-off date is May 30th, 2016. Please specify OMLA when registering to receive the special rate.


March 9, 2016
May and November meeting dates changed

Due to availability conflicts, our regular meeting date for the May 2016 meeting has been moved to the weekend of June 4th and our regular meeting for November 2016 has been moved to the weekend of the 12th of November. Please make note and adjust your schedules accordingly. Please see the meeting schedule for exact times and locations. Thank You.


February 24, 2016
OMLA becomes approved testing site

As of February 2016, OMLA has been selected as an approved testing site for Locksmith and Access Control Licensing appicants in the State of Oklahoma. The first test scheduled is for our regular meeting on June 4th & 5th, 2016 and cut-off date is 30 days prior to test date (May 9th, 2016).  Click here for the request to test application form to apply for License testing in the Locksmith or Access Control catagories.


January 30, 2016
2016 Annual Swap Meet February 6th

OKLAHOMA MASTER LOCKSMITH ASSOCIATION announces Our Annual SWAP MEET to be held Saturday February 06,2016 at the Hampton Inn I40E, 1833 Center Drive, Midwest City, Oklahoma Scheduled to begin right after the 5:30 PM General Business Meeting. Tables are $10.00 Each. To register for tables or Questions, Contact Ron Bada (405)635-9044 or Brad Collins (580)920-1649


January 30, 2016
OMLA approved as alternate license testing entity

OMLA has just been notified it has been approved as an outside entity to provide an additional pathway to individuals wanting to obtain a license for locksmith and access control.
Our first class and test available date is scheduled for may 07th, 2016  at the Holiday Inn Select in Jenks, Oklahoma 




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