Von Zwietracht wrote:(except for auto lockout...which is a meager 4 hours). Alot of people here have this whole moniker about short courses like this not being worth their weight...especially consitering that lockmasters costs nearly $3000 per course.
First I will say that I have been to several of the LSI courses, and I consider several of the Instructor staff friends. The Professional Locksmith course, is really a basic course and IMO designed for the person just starting to apprentice for a locksmith. The best part of the course to me was getting the ASSA Twin certification, and get a really nice pinning kit to take home. But you do spend a bit of time picking and impressioning also.
Next, the PUREAuto classes are not given by LSI (which is the Lockmasters Security Institute), these classes are given by Lockmasters, Inc. It is confusing, as they used to be one company, and even earlier was part of S&G locks.
I have never been to a PUREAuto class, but have gone through the LKM7000 and S&G 2740 certifications, given by Lockmasters. The PUREAuto seminars, I know that there are 5 different class and each one is 8 hours long and I am not sure of the cost.
Now LSI does offer a 4 hour "Emergency Automotive Opening" course. This class costs $175, or $475 with a car opening kit you get to keep.
An another note is that if the Washington D.C. metro area is closer for you, LSI has opened a training center in Woodbridge, VA.