How can someone become a certified installer for appliances?
To help you become a certified appliance installer, we asked appliance experts and residential appliance installers this question for their best strategies. From taking a certified appliance installer course to completing an apprenticeship for an expert, there are several tips that may help you become a certified installer in the future.
Here are 4 strategies for becoming a certified installer:
- Take a Certified Appliance Installer Course
- Research How You Can Get Certified
- Do a Vocational Course
- Apprentice for An Expert
Take a Certified Appliance Installer Course
A certified appliance installer educational or apprenticeship program allows you to gain the necessary skills for installing common home appliances, making you a pro in the field. Taking either of these fields will equip you with the necessary skills for installing a gas appliance or any other home use appliance that may need expert installation skills.
As a residential appliance installer, it is also imperative that you become a customer care expert. Customer service is an essential part of the appliance installer trade that enables you to constantly attract clients and offer them the best service possible.
John Tian, Mobitrix
Research How You Can Get Certified
The first step in becoming a certified installer for appliances is to do your research. Each state varies in requirements so it’s important to research what will be expected of you. Most states have a prep course and certification exam you will have to complete. If you are looking into installing a certain brand or type of appliance, there are also more specific training and exams that will be required of you to ensure that you are an expert on the appliance. Check your state’s licensing and regulation website for more information.
Chris Hunter, ServiceTitan
Do a Vocational Course
Vocational courses are the best route for most people to become certified appliance installers. Most of these will be residential appliances that we use at home daily. The vocational courses are the most ideal path because they allow you enough time for practicals necessary for building essential skills that help you become an expert installer for appliances. Other crucial skills necessary to excel as a certified installer for appliances include electrical wiring and customer care basics. You may also need to undergo various evaluation tests to approve that you are worthy of receiving a residential appliance installer license to allow you to work in a given area. Becoming a certified installer for appliances is a lucrative path that will continue to grow as people become tech-reliant. The department of labor predicts that the sector will increase by 2% by 2028, thus creating 30,000+ jobs.
Ryan Yount, Luckluckgo
Apprentice for An Expert
The actual qualifications for becoming a certified installer for appliances vary from place to place. Usually, what is required is a valid driver’s license and at least one year working with a certified professional installer. Apprenticing for an expert is the best way to get the hands-on experience needed and will help prepare someone for a certification test (wherever they may choose to take it). Someone who wants to become a certified installer for appliances would also need to have strong customer service skills and the ability to effectively communicate how the appliance works to customers. As a pro-moving company, many of our installers had at least two years of experience working with an expert before they felt secure enough to take the test and venture out on their own.
Paul Moody, ProMoverReviews