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GCLA News & Events

The Greater Chicago Locksmiths Association (GCLA) was founded in 1956 by and for the benefit of locksmiths in Chicago and the greater Chicagoland area. Our founding fathers goal was to promote the advancement of our industry by inspiring a spirit of cooperation among fellow locksmiths. Today, this spirit is the driving force behind the GCLA.

Upcoming Educational Programs

The GCLA features educational programs designed to provide information and skills to keep you informed of the latest tools and technology in our industry. Upcoming programs include:

  • Vehicle High Security Key Generation
  • Life Safety Codes Class
  • Basic Locksmithing
  • Safe Combination Lock Manipulation
  • Vehicle Opening & Lock Servicing
  • A minimum of 12 participants is required for any class. To register or to suggest ideas for future classes, contact the GCLA.


    GCLA Newsletters

  • Keynoter Newsletter - September, 2015
  • Keynoter Newsletter - August, 2015
  • Keynoter Newsletter - June, 2015
  • Keynoter Newsletter - February, 2015
  • Keynoter Newsletter - June, 2013
  • Keynoter Newsletter - March, 2013
  • Keynoter Newsletter - February, 2013
  • Keynoter Newsletter - December, 2012
  • Keynoter Newsletter - November, 2012
  • Keynoter Newsletter - September, 2012
  • Keynoter Newsletter - August, 2012
  • Keynoter Newsletter - June, 2012
  • Keynoter Newsletter - May, 2012
  • Keynoter Newsletter - April, 2012
  • Keynoter Newsletter - March, 2012
  • Keynoter Newsletter - February, 2012
  • Keynoter Newsletter - January, 2012
  • Keynoter Newsletter - November, 2011
  • Keynoter Newsletter - October, 2011
  • Keynoter Newsletter - September, 2011
  • Keynoter Newsletter - July, 2011
  • Keynoter Newsletter - June, 2011
  • Keynoter Newsletter - May, 2011
  • Keynoter Newsletter - April, 2011
  • Keynoter Newsletter - March, 2011
  • Keynoter Newsletter - January, 2011
  • Keynoter Newsletter - December, 2010
  • Keynoter Newsletter - November, 2010
  • Keynoter Newsletter - October, 2010