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Become a MLA Member – How to Join & Benefits

If you are a locksmith looking to join the MLA we have a number of membership categories to choose from, we have membership categories for all levels of experience.

Reduced Prices on Training Courses – MLA members receive discounted prices on all our training courses.

MLA Membership Categories

1. Approved Company – use of MLA logo + featured on MLA website
2. Personal Memberships – new to industry or trading as a locksmith
3. Affiliate Membership – suppliers/manufacturers/distributors in the industry

Which Membership Category Is Best For Me?

Beginners – If you’re starting a career as a locksmith you can start as a Personal Member.

Trading Locksmiths –  can become an MLA Approved Company and be featured on our website + use the MLA Logo on your own website.

1. APPROVED COMPANY MEMBERSHIP (MLA)
Become a MLA Approved Locksmith

Locksmiths who become MLA Approved get FULL USE of the MLA logo & Approved Company profile on the MLA website.

Any Lock Any Time - Locksmith ErdingtonRequirements to join:

  • DBS Check – via Government website or contact us
  • Company Inspection – at the outset and ongoing
  • Experience – must have a locksmith who has passed the MLA Exam

Benefits of Approved Company Membership:

  • USE OF MLA LOGO:
    – MLA logo to embed on your website / vans / shop premises / promotional literature etc..
  • FEATURED ON FIND A LOCKSMITH PAGE:
    – Your company will be found on the MLA’s Find a locksmith page
  • DEDICATED LOCKSMITH PAGE:
    – Your own MLA Approved Company profile on the MLA website
    – Approved Company pages rank very high on Google & members benefit from significant work this brings
  • PROMOTION
    – Promotion in the MLA’s Yearly Handbook ( sent to Police, Insurers etc.. )
    – Promotion via local and national press coverage generated by the association
  • MEMBERSHIP ID CARD
    – Your own ID to show proof of membership
  • EXCLUSIVE FORUM + GROUP
    – Access to the Master Locksmiths Association forum & MLA Facebook Group
  • BI MONTHLY LOCKSMITH MAGAZINE
    – Copy of the association’s journal Keyways
  • FREE MEMBERS ONLY TRAINING + MEETING
    – Access to regional meetings & free training at regional meetings
    – Discounted training and exams for staff members
  • FREE TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    – Technical support on issues such as standards etc. via the MLA’s Technical Manager
  • HR AND HEALTH & SAFETY SUPPORT
  • MEMBERS ONLY DISCOUNTS & BENEFITS
    Discounted vehicles, insurance. credit card processing, finance, advertising etc.
  • SHARE WORK WITH OTHER MEMBERS
    Getting involved in regional and national contracts for work (which MLA companies share)

This pack also contains information on the exam required to meet the qualifying criteria, as well as information on the inspections that take place.

2. Personal Membership
Become a MLA Personal Member

Personal membership is perfect if you are:

  • 1. Interested in becoming a locksmith/undertaking training
  • 2. Already attended training and seeking MLA membership

Requirements to join:

  • DBS Check – via Government website or contact us
  • Experience – working as, or training to become a locksmith
  • References – from 2 people who have known you for two years or more

Benefits of Personal Membership:

  • MEMBERSHIP ID CARD
    – Your own ID to show proof of membership
  • BI MONTHLY LOCKSMITH MAGAZINE
    – Copy of the association’s journal Keyways
  • EXCLUSIVE FORUM + GROUP
    – Access to the Master Locksmiths Association forum & MLA Facebook Group
  • FREE MEMBERS ONLY TRAINING + MEETING
    – Access to regional meetings & free training at regional meetings
    – Discounted training and exams for staff members
    – Discounted training courses & exams
  • MEMBERS ONLY DISCOUNTS & BENEFITS
    – Discounted vehicles, insurance. credit card processing, finance, advertising etc.

3. Affiliate Membership (MLA)
Become a MLA Affiliate Member

Are you a supplier to the industry, product or service, looking for a route to market?

Affiliate membership provides you with a fantastic promotional opportunity to get to our locksmith members.

Master Locksmiths Association Affiliate Member Logo MLA

Requirements to join:

  • Must be a manufacturer/wholesaler/distributor of security-related products, or services to locksmiths.

Benefits of Affiliate Membership:

  • USE OF MLA LOGO:
    – Benefit from the use of the MLA Affiliate logo (websites/product packaging/clothing etc.. )
  • PROMOTION:
    – Contact details published in every issue of our journal Keyways
    – Company details published in the MLA yearly handbook
    – Company listing in Affiliate Directory on the member’s section of the MLA website
  • EXCLUSIVE FORUM + GROUP
    – Access to the Master Locksmiths Association forum & MLA Facebook Group
  • EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITIES
    – Present at Regional meetings (ideal to promote your products/services)
    – Ability to sponsor the association’s journal Keyways and/or benefit from discounted advertising therein
  • DISCOUNTED RATES
    – Discounted rates for exhibiting at Europe’s largest locksmith exhibition ( MLA Expo )
  • USE OF MLA HQ
    – Ability to use of meeting/training facilities at MLA head office
    – Ability to have product boards within the head office training facility
  • MEMBERS ONLY DISCOUNTS & BENEFITS
    – Discounted vehicles, insurance. credit card processing, finance, advertising etc.

The pack contains information on the benefits of becoming an Affiliate member plus prices of membership.

Join Our Facebook Groups:

We also have two groups on Facebook for locksmiths of all levels to talk about the industry, feel free to join both below:

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