Program Information and Pricing

Our 15-day course is the perfect start to a new and exciting career in appliance repair.

Who is this for?

The demand for qualified repair technicians has never been higher. According to research conducted by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, over 52,000 new technicians could be needed in the next 5 years to service major home appliances. We will provide you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed in this rewarding field.

What do I get?

The focus of our course is to teach you theory and fundamentals on all the major appliances found in the home today. In the lab you’ll receive valuable hands-on training to reinforce what you learned in class. We also offer an opportunity to ride along with excellent technicians while they perform in-home repairs. There are two Saturday training sessions that are included with the tuition. These sessions are not mandatory attendance but are highly recommended. Upon completion of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to take the National Appliance Service Technician Certification (NASTeC) examination and the Professional Servicers Association (PSA) examination. Successful completion of these exams earns you certifications that are recognized all across the country. Students who train with us have a very high passing rate on the certification exams.

Dyer Academy Training Syllabus

Basic Electricity

Matter, energy, atomic structure, voltage, resistance, amperage, loads, conductors, Ohms Law, direct current, alternating current, circuit protection, schematics and symbols, series/parallel/series parallel circuits, common electrical outlets.


Benefits, fault/error codes, low voltage boards, high voltage boards, customer interface, motor control boards, electronic components, electrostatic discharge, smart appliances.


Analog meters, how to read multiple scales, parallax error, digital meters, most significant digits and special characters, digital probes.

Gas Fundamentals

Gas safety, BTU, gas pressure measurement, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, fuel conversion, principals of combustion, carbon monoxide, flue gases, parts of the flame, gas burners, ventilation, ignition systems.

Basic Refrigeration

Brief history of refrigeration, states of matter, thermodynamics, heat energy, Fahrenheit and Celsius, heat transfer, refrigerants, sealed system and components.

Electric Dryers

Principles of operation, functions and cycles, electrical requirements, location and installation, proper venting, major components, common dryer problems.

Gas Dryers

Principles of operation, gas supply requirements, gas codes, and the gas burner assembly.

Top Load Washers

Basic functions and cycles, major components, high efficiency detergents, leak detection, common washability issues.

Frontload Washers

Principles of operation, major components, basic functions and cycles.

Automatic Dishwashers

Principles of operation, major components, basic functions and cycles, water temperature and detergents, rinse agents, etching, proper draining.

Garbage Disposers

Types, principles of operation, major components, safety precautions, proper installation.

Microwave Ovens

Safety precautions, principles of operation, high voltage circuit and components, switches and thermostats, cookware, utensils and coverings.

Electric Ranges,
Ovens and Cooktops

Principles of operation, major components, self-cleaning systems, surface elements and temperature controls, oven thermostats, calibration.

Gas Ranges,
Ovens and Cooktops

Principles of operation, major components, ignition systems.

Electric Water Heaters

Principles of operation, major components, heating elements and temperature control, routine maintenance.

Gas Water Heaters

Principles of operation, major components, gas burner and temperature control, proper ventilation.

Refrigerators and Freezers

Refrigeration cycle review, major components, automatic defrost systems, proper food storage temperatures, chest and upright freezers.

Automatic Ice Makers

Principles of operation, types, major components, ice level detection.

Sealed System Servicing and Repair

Refrigerant recovery/recycling/reclamation, servicing equipment, initial hook up and recovery, high/low side leak or obstruction, sealed system servicing precautions.


Refrigerant servicing equipment, initial hook up and leak test, introduction to the Lok-Ring compression hand tool and fittings.

Total Cost: $2150

When you register for a session with Dyer Appliance Repair Academy your education includes:

  • Our Three-Week Appliance Repair Course
  • Textbook
  • National Appliance Service Technician Certification Exam
  • Professional Servicers Association Exam
  • Job Placement, if applicable.