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Just call 800-821-3452 and tell them you are interested in their course and that you want it at the $599.00 that you've heard about.
They didn't give me any hassle. You may have to wait for them to send you an enrollment form with the $599 price on it, unless you want to use your credit card.
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I just called the 800 number and got a hold of a woman and told her that I would like to purchase the course at the price of $599. I put it on the credit card.
Here's the number
Here's their posted hours
8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Central Time)
Monday through Friday
Hope this helps you
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- Location: Kentucky, USA
i was just wondering, is this a really good course to take? i know a lot of people talk about it and say its good, but im just wondering. I would like to take it to learn a lot more about the profession. i just have to come up with the money. So if it is really that good, hopefully in a few years i will be able to take it.
poor paperclip picker
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- Location: Colorado, USA
I just finished 900 hours of schooling at the New Jersey School of Locksmithing covering everything from warded padlocks through Abloys in case anyones interested.
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Is it worth taking this course in the UK? Do they supply to the UK? Or would my money be spent better elsewhere?
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- Location: UK
Geez...I seriously hope nobody else is still enrolling with PCDI. I took their course years ago, and all they do is give you three locksmithing books available at most public libraries, charge you hundreds of dollars to test you on how well you read them, and send you bottom-of-the-barrel cheap junk for tools. Then you get a diploma that doesn't actually hold any weight with anyone. You're better off spending the money on good tools for yourself, and just reading Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, it's the same thing in the end.
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- Location: NY
Hi , It seems like everybody starts with Foley-Belsaw.
Back in 1982 when I completed the course it was just a start of the long learning
process and you did a lot of on the job training.Today is another story,the auto
side has got costly to get into.You need to get with someone who is in the business and get your feet wet before you try working on your own.Its great to have the locksmith forms we have today,thank God people are willing to help you out when your new and learning.The locksmith business has been very good to me and my family,kept bread on the table and I got to work at a trade I like
very much.And I give back when ever I can by helping new locksmiths coming
up the ladder.You never stop learning theres alway a better way to do lock
work. Take care, Norm
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- Location: Ohio
I talked to a local locksmith who I am fairly friendly with, well.. at least until they found out I was into lock picking as a hobby, now they practically have their fingers on the silent alarm button under their counter whenever I walk into their shop. That's unfortunate, but I did ask them in casual conversation if they would hire someone with a Foley Belsaw certificate, and they said those are the people they watch out for because they walk in thinking they already know everything about locksmithing.
They prefer to hire an 18 year old who went to a local vocational school and took shop classes, instead of someone who lost their job in these hard times and took FB classes to have a job to fall back on.
I can understand that to a point, but it's amazing that having and FB certificate didn't really impress these guys, nor would they be very tempted to hire a person with one. I'd like to compare it to being a computer guy who has an A+ Certification. It was nice to have in 1995, but seems to have no weight what so ever these days. That said, it is still on my to do list to complete some sort of locksmith course, be it Foley or another. It can't hurt.
This all leads to the old addage of "How do I get a job without experience, and how do I get experience without a job?"
a vicious cycle indeed.
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this is the best course you can get ;) it includes ewerything you need to know, i recomend it all the time at work to pepole hwo want to learn aboth locks ;)
Penn Foster courses are world known ;)
Is`s altso availible as Ã¥ torrent ;) but i wont give you a link!
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Hey everyone. I just signed up with the school, FB, and finished the first set of lessons. My question is, will I be able to finish the entire course before paying it off (I'm on the payment plan) or do they wait till a certain amount of tuition is paid off till you get more materials? By the way, it's true, the course is available for $649 on payment plan. I called the day after I signed up and got the price adjusted with no problem at all. Just make sure when you call you select the sales department. I asked the customer service department and the lady didn't know what I was talking about when I asked for a price adjustment. Thanks!
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Hey just wanted to say thanks for the post I signed up with Foley last month and they had me paying much more. I called today and they adjusted it for me to the 649 cost... I actually make early payments so on Pack 3 ... Really enjoying the course
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After going through the course outline, and with the on the job experience I have, all I want from that course if the home and business security of part 4, part 5 & 6.... the rest is all old news for me :D
Anyone done the course and wanna sell me the books? No need for any of the equipment either, I got most of that.
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- Location: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
Thanks for Post last time I have been signed up with other institution a month ago and they had me paying much enough.
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See, I'm nearish the FB location here in Kansas City, but the price is a little on the pricy side of things for what they give to you. I do want to get in to this field, mostly because, hey, it sounds like it could be very interesting and I enjoy working with my hands, and I figure if I do the FB courses out of my own pocket then it'd be a small bit of "Well, this guy did pay for it out of pocket and has a clean record, so maybe he's worth looking in to".
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