Appliance Repair

Career Diploma 4-8 mo

Appliance repair training

If you're looking for an in-demand career that allows you to work with your hands and use your problem-solving skills, Penn Foster's online Appliance Repair Training may be the perfect option for you. With flexible courses and no exam due dates, you can earn your diploma on your schedule, from home.

  • There are numerous new career opportunities for appliance repair professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities in this field are expected to grow by 4.3%.*   
  • Students enrolled in Penn Foster's Appliance Repair Training can receive discounts when buying their own tools and supplies through the Snap-on Student Excellence Program. 
  • Appliance repair professionals make a competitive salary. According to the BLS, the average salary for this role is $40,790 per year.*
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What You Will Learn

  1. How to outline the basic terminology, tools, safety, and customer service skills needed for home appliance repair.
  2. How to identify basic concepts in electricity, electrical circuits, electronics, and gas components in appliances and how to work with them safely.
  3. How to describe the basics of clothes dryer and washer operation, including safety, use, and care, and how to install and troubleshoot common problems.
  4. How to describe the basics of range, oven, and cooktop operation, including safety, use, and care, and how to install and troubleshoot common problems.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Appliance Repair Career Outcomes

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 Penn Foster's online Appliance Repair Training is designed with job-readiness in mind. Learn the skills you need while preparing to get started on your career path as a professional appliance repair person, or to advance your current career. 

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this program. Click here for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information. This is particularly important for residents of California and Florida.

Appliance Repair Student Success Stories

Penn Foster’s Appliance Repair Training is a great first step towards a career in the skilled trades industry. This program has helped other graduates find new jobs, and pursue an appliance repair career. Learn more about their experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them.
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Jeremy B.

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"Penn Foster taught me what I needed to know about how appliances work and circuits. It also prepared me for my apprenticeship in appliance repair and HVAC."

Appliance Repair Training Classes

  • 18 Exams
  • 8 Courses
  • 22.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

In our online Appliance Repair Training Program, you'll learn the skills and get the comprehensive appliance repair training required to pursue a career in this field. Your courses include:

  • Introduction to Appliance Repair
  • Electricity, Electronics, and Gas for Home Appliances
  • Clothes Washers and Dryers
  • Ranges, Ovens, and Cooktops
  • Dishwashers, Freezers, and Sealed Refrigeration
  • Microwaves

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Appliance Repair Training Tuition

Take the first steps toward a new career with our online Appliance Repair Career Diploma Program. Simply choose from one of our low-cost customized payment plans below and get started today!

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Our Proven Skilled Trades Learning Model

Empowering you to reach your goals


  • No set start date
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-paced


  • Digital study guides 
  • Self-check quizzes
  • Simulations and videos


  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online Student Community


  • Expert faculty
  • Dedicated Student Services
  • Robust learning resources

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Appliance Repair Training FAQs

Why should I learn appliance repair?

Appliance repair is a great field for people who have a knack for fixing things, and who enjoy working with their hands. Not only is this a career you can train for online at your own pace, but this is also a career with growth opportunity. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this field is expected to grow at a rate of 4.3%.* 

How do I become an appliance repair technician?

You can train to become an appliance repair professional by completing an online program like Penn Foster's, which is self-paced and can be done from the comfort of your home.

How long does it take to learn appliance repair?

In Penn Foster's online Appliance Repair Training Program, students are able to complete the training somewhere between 4-8 months. At that point, graduates can apply for appliance repair roles within an organization, or take steps to start their own appliance repair business. Appliance repair licenses and certifications may vary by state.

What appliances will I learn to fix during this course?

In Penn Foster's Appliance Repair Career Diploma course, training will include the repair of common home appliances. These appliances include clothes washers and dryers, ovens and cooktops, microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers.


The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work-related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.


*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Home Appliance Repairers." Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020. Accessed May 27, 2021.

Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.