Government of New Brunswick


Apprenticeship training is not available for this occupation.


An individual desiring certification as a journeyperson in New Brunswick in the locksmith occupation is required to meet one of the criteria as stipulated in Board Order GC001, “Requirements to Obtain a Certificate of Qualification.”

A person who has gained the equivalent of 9000 hours of practical experience in the locksmith occupation and provides criminal record check issued not more than six months prior to the application, may apply to challenge the certification examination. Successful candidates will receive a New Brunswick Certificate of Qualification.

For more information, please see the corresponding board order for this occupation under Tasks, Activities and Functions of a Designated Occupation.


Qualified journeypersons are familiar with the materials, tools, principles and skills required in the locksmith occupation.

Locksmiths modify, recombine, repair or install mechanical locking devices and electronic based locking systems and repair, recode, service, install, manipulate or bypass a mechanical or electronic locking device for controlled access or egress to premises, safes, vaults, lock boxes, automatic teller machines or other devices for safeguarding areas where access is meant to be limited. They operate mechanical or electronic locking device, safe or vault by means other than those intended by the manufacturer of such locking devices, safes or vaults and provide technical advice and consulting in regards to the selection of hardware and locking systems of mechanical or electronic locking devices and electronic security systems.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Certificate of Qualification Examination
Certificate of Qualification based on "out-of-province journeyperson status"150.002012-08-01
Replacement of Certification Documents20.002013-04-01
Tuition Fees - Technical Training weekly rate85.002013-08-01
Certificate of Qualification Challenger Assessment Fee100.002012-08-01
Replacement of Photo Identification Card20.002012-08-01
Assessment of Foreign Credentials100.002012-08-01