We know techs: you are trying to master the skills of appliance repair ASAP so you can bring home that bacon. And we have a simple two-step process for making that happen.

Step 1: Take the courses here at the Master Samurai Tech Academy to learn the skills and knowledge you’ll use every day on the job.

Step 2: Use the resources at our sister site, Appliantology.org, to help put your training into practice and get help from other masters when you need it.

Appliantology.org is the biggest and best online resource for working techs, where you can find:

  • Tech-only forums where thousands of dedicated techs exchange tips, tricks, and know-how every month
  • Access to all the schematics and service manuals you need (and in the rare case you can’t find it, just request it!)
  • Webinar recordings from the Master Samurai himself, covering both fundamental and advanced topics

In order to maintain the quality of this community—keeping it private and ad-free, moderating discussions, constantly adding content—it is necessary that we charge a small yearly subscription fee. Our premium subscription fee is $197 / year.

Our Free Membership Packages for Students

To help provide our students with access to this valuable resource from day one of their training journey, we offer two free packages:

  1. Every new Master Samurai Tech student receives a FREE 6-month Student Membership over on Appliantology.

Who: Any student currently enrolled in one of our courses
What: Full, premium access to everything at Appliantology
Length: 6 months
Cost: FREE! (saving you nearly $100)

The sign-up form is in the Appliantology 101 course, which all students have access to.* Go through Units 1, 2, and 3, then you'll be good to go.

* You'll find Appliantology 101 in your course listing on the Members Area page, which is the page you land on when you log in. Or, if you're already logged in, click "My Courses" in the upper right of your desktop browser or at the bottom of the "hamburger" menu on a device.

  1. Every Master Samurai Tech student who receives their certification in our Core Appliance Repair Training course receives a FREE one-year Alumni Membership over on Appliantology!

Who: Any student that receives their MST certification in our Core Appliance Repair Training course.
What: Full, premium access to everything at Appliantology
Length: 1 year, and that’s just to start
Cost: FREE! (saving you at least $197)

Requirements for certification include:

  • Score 80% or better on each unit quiz
  • 90% or higher on each module exam (where applicable)
  • 90% or higher on both the midterm and final exams (where applicable)

Once you complete the course with the necessary scores, just fill out this short form, we’ll review it and set up your MST Alumni account mo’scratchie (that’s Samurai-speak for “quickly”).

So what do we mean by “and that’s just to start?” Well, unlike our normal membership, alumni can re-up their membership without paying a cent. How? Each year when your membership comes up for renewal, we will check to see whether you have a roughly 1:1 post to download ratio (i.e. you need to post one comment for every service manual or schematic you download). If you pass, we will renew your membership for another year, free of charge.

This is super easy to do and active Appliantology members are already far exceeding this ratio without even trying. And why wouldn’t you to save hundreds of dollars every year?

So why wait? Enroll today.