Papa Gleb wrote:Question what class are you talking about MBI?
Just the classes they periodically hold so locksmiths can get factory certified to work on their locks.
Most of the time they're one day classes, and as long as you know your locksmithing basics they're not difficult to pass the test at the end and get certified.
There is a class for Medeco that covers original, Biaxial, m3 and BiLevel.
Another class for Keymark, which mostly focuses on the SFIC side of them.
Assa has one for all their high security locks in one class.
Mul-t-lock has a one day class.
Most of the time you end up with some basic swag like a few locks that you worked on in class, basic tools to service the locks and a service manual.
Some of the time you get a factory branded pinning mat.
With the best classes you get to keep the pin kit you use in the class, like in the ASSA and Mul-t-lock classes, which makes them well worth the class fee, about 5x over.
Usually they're held in conjunction with trade shows, in the two or three days prior to the show itself, sometimes hosted by ALOA or hosted alongside the annual shows held by the various wholesale distributors of locksmith supplies.