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Special Notice to all Locksmiths

As of February 2016, OMLA has been designated as a testing site and info is available via omla.com where a request for test form is available for download and submission.

Our State issued Company license # must be posted on all vehicles and advertising used in business if any advertising is present. The Oklahoma State Department of Labor can provide instructions for proper display.

Please be sure to comply with State Law by displaying your company license number on your vehicles, your ads, business cards, pens, whatever you advertise on. Be sure to have your State License with you at all times and be prepared to present it to your customers when you arrive on the job site.

Oklahoma State Department of Labor

Proposed Definition Changes to the Act and Regulations

The Alarm and Locksmith Advisory Committee at their meeting November 5th, 2014, brought forth proposed changes to the definitions of "LOCK" and "CCTV". The latest revision to the Industry Act and accompaning Regulations should be reviewed by every locksmith as it may effect they and their business.

Important Licensing Renewal Information

ODOL licensing renewal dates changed beginning last July 1st, 2013. The Company license and the Individual license renewal dates are no longer the same. The individual license renewal deadline is the last day of the licensee's birth month, while the Company renewal is the last day of the original issuing month, so please check your individual and Company (if applicable) licenses to determine your renewal dates. (Please note: direct mail renewal notices will no longer be sent out by ODOL. Renewal notification will be done electronically, so make sure you provide an email address or cell phone number for texting when renewing) The renewal applications can be found on the ODOL website where you can print out the individual or Company renewal forms, fill them out as specified with the appropriate other items required including the necessary fees and submit them (failure to renew prior to expiration date causes fees to double, so don't delay). To ensure the new licenses are received before the current one expires, plan on submitting them a couple of months early if possible.

The OK. Dept of Labor (ODOL) web site has listed all licensed Companies and individuals on their web site.

Contacts for ODOL are: Enforcement - James Buck at 405-521-2611 or 888-269-5353; Assistant Enforcement Officer Myron Jacobs; Licensing - Bettye Finch at 405-521-6855; or the main switchboard at 405-521-6100. Russell Whittington is the Enforcement Officer for Eastern Oklahoma. He can be reached via cell at (405) 464-8179, Office (405) 521-6563, Fax (405) 521-6025, or toll free (888) 269-5353. If you wish to contact the Oklahoma State Department of Labor, you can call 405-521-6100 (main swt bd) or go the their website to view or print the Act, rules, or various application forms, or view the list of licensed Companies or Individuals, go to, and click on, the specific header for the area you want and that area will open. The State will have to provide you with fingerprint cards via US mail.

Additional Board Information

We invite all locksmiths to come to our meetings and observe the process and insure the voice of all locksmiths in Oklahoma continue to be heard. Currently, as the only Locksmith Association in Oklahoma, we are the only recognized representative of our Industry for Legislators and other Associations around the State. OMLA Contacts for information about licensing are: Lowell Roberts at 405-732-5838 or Ron Bada at Ph 405-632-5224 (Charles Hudecek is still available). Our Association will continue to be very active in the licensing and education process and in assisting the State Department of Labor.

To all Oklahoma Locksmiths

Be sure to inform folks the law prohibits unlicensed people from possessing such tools as bump keys, etc. and that anyone caught with them can be prosecuted. We are working with the Oklahoma Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (OSPOA) very closely to assist them in educating their officers as to what constitutes such tools. If there are any questions, please contact the Code Enforcement Director for the Oklahoma Department of Labor in OKC at 405-521-6100.



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