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January 7, 2018
February 2018 class scheduled

The February class will be February 3rd, 2018 at the Saddleback Inn in OKC from 8AM to 5PM with a lunch break at 12 noon. The class consists of Interchangeable Core in all forms of device. Please see Education Opportunities for class information. David Blair is the Instructor. He has taught Best IC products for several years.

November 18, 2017
November meeting schedule changed

Due to the closeness of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Board has voted and approved moving the November meeting each year to the first weekend instead of the 3rd. The meeting schedule now indicates the scheduling change.

October 3, 2017
ODOL special Licensing report

The ODOL has issued a special report about incorrect information concerning Licensing and the Legislature so please read.

August 14, 2017
Occupational Licensing Task Force to hold public meeting

ODOL Occupational Licensing Task Force is holding a public meeting on August 23rd, 2017 to be held in the Senate Assembly Room at the Oklahoma Capital from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.  Please see the announcement and blueprint-annex for necessary information.  Attendance to be confirmed by August 21st, 2017.

August 3, 2017
HLFlake unites with McDonald Dash

HL Flake has acquired McDonald Dash to increase material availability for both facilities. Please see announcement letter for details.

June 17, 2017
2017 Annual Distributor's Show

Don't forget the 2017 OMLA Annual Distributor's Show on August 19th, 2017 located at the Holiday Inn Express, 150 Aquarium Drive, Jenks, OK. 74037 from 9 AM to 3 PM. The general business meeting will follow at 3:30 PM.  see meeting location for directions to facility

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  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.


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