HB 3127 was passed by the Legislature in 2009. It required the Construction Contractors Board (CCB) to set up a locksmith certification program by January 2010 and makes working as a locksmith without a proper Oregon certification illegal, effective July 1, 2010.
March 1, 2010: Individuals may apply to CCB to become certified locksmiths.
July 1, 2010: Individuals offering to work or working as locksmiths must be certified by CCB.
July 1, 2010: Businesses offering to provide or providing locksmith services must:
- Hold a CCB contractor’s license (residential, commercial or both endorsements); and
- Have an owner or employee who is a certified locksmith.
More info on their web site: https://www.oregon.gov/CCB/licensing/Pages/locksmith.aspx
Check for CCB License info: https://www.ccb.state.or.us/search/
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Also, if a person comes out to your Home, Business, or Car to just Unlock it. They NEED to have a CCB License.
Below are exempt from having a CCB license:
- - Key duplication services at a fixed location
- - Class A or B limited energy technicians working within the scope of their licenses
- - Tow truck operators working for certified tow truck businesses
- - Construction contractors if not advertising locksmith services
- - Manufacturer of manufactured structures
- - Property owner or owner’s employee working on owner’s property
- - Property management company working on managed property
- - Real estate property manager or employee working on managed rentals
- - Landlord or landlord’s agent
- - Manufacturer of locks
- - Representative of lock manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer