Covert Methods of Entry II (advanced)


Enrollment Restricted

Only individuals who are active-duty law enforcement officers, prosecutors, investigators or agents; or, active-duty members of the U.S. military, and civilian Department of Defense (DOD), or U.S. intelligence community employees will be accepted for enrollment in our programs.  Non-sworn, civilian employees, technicians, or other professionals who are employed in a direct operational support role; or members of the National Guard & Reserves may also attend restricted enrollment programs, providing such training is required in order to perform their government, or U.S. military, DOD, or intelligence related duties.

Special Notice

The CTCGS series of Lock Courses are specifically designed for those individuals who will be charged with performing sanctioned secret entries for the purpose of executing the authorizing provisions of federal laws which deal with court ordered wire, or oral communications intercepts of conversations; the seizure of other electronic data ordered by a federal court of competent jurisdiction; or to provide emergency, silent entry support for classified military activities/operations as ordered. 

Course Description


This advanced entry course is an intense 40 plus hour program of formal classroom instruction and a series of closely supervised, structured practical exercises (PRACTEX) which will provide the operator who has successfully completed the Basic CTCGS Covert Methods of Entry (SE I) course, or possesses equivalent lock training with expert skills in several new surreptitious entry areas.  After a brief review of basic clandestine entry principles, techniques and an instructor evaluation of each student’s discipline-specific manual skills, the student’s will be exposed to new lock/access technology and hardware, including vehicle entry and master keying.  Specific instruction is also provided on new key impressioning techniques as well as advanced lock picking and by passes.  The students will be taught how to make their own quality field expedient entry/opening tools and custom lock picks. 

The CTCGS series of Covert Methods of Entry courses represent the very best special entry POI’s available to law enforcement officers and special military operators.  This course will teach students how to use a variety of different, and innovative key impressioning techniques which can often be used to make a properly cut key for locks that are either difficult to pick or are rake resistant. Each student will be taught how to visually decode locks and then make properly cut keys to open these locks. They will also learn how to neutralize, through picking, a variety of non-US mushroom, serrated and spool-type modified pin tumbler locks; how to make properly cut keys utilizing key duplication and cutting-to-code machines, including the fabrication of a basic set of “bump” keys.  And since new lock by pass techniques are constantly being developed, each student will receive an update on these methods.


Course Details



Students who enroll will receive a high quality professional locksmithing tool kit.  All of the tools, kits, and course materials become the property of the attendees sponsoring department and are the students to keep.


CTCGS has thousands of dollars of state of the art locks, locking devices, tools, computers, visual aids and other equipment systems exclusively dedicated to our surreptitious entry training; but, students are especially encouraged to bring to class any entry related item, device or system which their Department or Agency already owns.  Our instructors will show you step by step how to use your own equipment.  We don't need it for class instructional purposes, but we will be happy to teach you how to use any such equipment you already own.


Includes all tools, supplies, course materials is $1,895.00 per student.

Tuition Payment

Full and complete payment in the form of a government contract, check, money order, cash or credit card (American Express, Visa or MasterCard) must be received by CTCGS at least five (5) working days prior to the first day of class, unless other prior arrangements have been made. 

Additional Info

 For information pertaining to Course Registration; please contact CTCGS directly at (954) 658-5598 & speak to Deanne Gentile or email;  For online pre-registration,