The Academy of Locksmithing was established in 1987 in Ontario, Canada. Located in Scarborough on Midland Avenue near the 401 (Kennedy Road interchange), the Academy is adjacent to restaurants, with public transportation stopping within a short walk of the facilities.
The provider is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, to deliver professional technical training in locksmithing. The Academy's activities are governed by a body of directors appointed by the Board of Directors of the Association of Ontario Locksmiths. Programmes are designed for all skill levels; however, the main focus is basic locksmithing as a tradesman’s skill and practical training to novice students. Advanced training is available as special courses to improve individual skills in specific specialities. The provider also offers courses covering electronic technologies that are playing a significant role in the security industry. Seventeen different courses are covering all aspects of the locksmithing work. The duration of the programme is approximately one year. Students' limit in a class is 24 for the basic course and 16 for other classes, respectively. The basic courses start four times per year; thus, students can skip one course and then make it up again when it is available. All courses are part-time (short-term courses). Qualified instructors led students by providing lectures and supervised practical lessons. Students are also allowed to pay for the courses individually.