Prerequisites for the Academy

Almost anyone with basic high-school level skills and a good attitude is capable of doing well in the Academy.

Here are the specific prerequisites:

Mr. Appliance affiliation

You must either be an owner of a Mr. Appliance franchise or employed by one to take courses at the Mr. Appliance Academy. If this doesn't apply to you, then please visit the Master Samurai Tech Academy.


A pdf or hard copy of the book, Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, 3rd Edition, by Eric Kleinert. This can be purchased via Amazon. It is possible other editions may not exactly correspond with the page numbers cited within the course materials. Do NOT get the Kindle version.

Computer Access and Skills

  • A computer with Internet access, preferably broadband.
  • The latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browsers. Other browsers may have occasional video playback issues! (See our Student Resource Page.)
  • If you use Windows XP, you must download and use either Google Chrome or Firefox; Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 are not supported.
  • Proficiency in doing basic, simple operations with your web browser (copy and paste, clearing your browser cache, copying a URL from the address bar, making a screen shot, downloading files and knowing where to find them on your hard drive). There is plenty of free help online to get these skills quickly up to speed, such as basic computer skills tutorials on YouTube.

Language and Math Skills

  • The ability to read English.
  • The ability to speak and write English clearly and understandably. We’re not looking for Pulitzer prize winners but you must be able to communicate clearly with us so we can help you!
  • The ability to do basic arithmetic: add, subtract, multiply, divide, square a number

It is recommended that a tech has a smart phone, but it is not required.

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