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I am not sure where to add it, but during the Lockpicking Forensic presentation at DEFCON that in individuals that had contacted IAIL and had had mixed results. The classes page ( on the IAIL website appears to be a bit date (last date in 2008). I did a little research and found that at the annual ALOA convention the required classes Investigative Locksmithing I-III are offered ( From that same link:

"This series of three full day classes is required for ‘Certified Forensic Locksmith’ certification through The International Association of Investigative Locksmiths (IAIL )."

So, if one is interested in learning more that might be the place to get trained and certified.

Hi! This is absolutely correct, they do this each year but from what I understand classes fill up quickly. I'm not sure if there is a requirement of being an ALOA member to take these classes, but they are listed as "G" (General Education) and only cost 100$ for lab fees (costs of attending ALOA aside, of course).

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Thanks again, Datagram 15:42, 6 August 2009 (UTC)