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Recreational Vehicle (RV) Service Technician Programs:

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 49-3092.00 Recreational Vehicle Service Technician is an occupation that diagnoses, inspects, adjusts, repairs, or overhauls recreational vehicles. Within the occupation, the RV technician may specialize in various aspects of RV maintenance of gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components. The NRVTA program focuses on the overarching components of an RV as outlined by the RV Industry Association (RVIA).

Registered RV Service Technician

This program prepares individuals to apply basic technical knowledge and skills to build, test, inspect, repair, service and maintain recreational vehicles, systems, and interior and exterior components. Includes instruction in brake, hydraulic, and towing systems; electrical systems; propane systems and propane and electric appliances; carpentry; plumbing; welding; and structural frames. The Recreational Vehicle (RV) Service Technician program is focused on the entry level skills and training required for new technicians entering the RV industry including pre-delivery inspector (PDI). The RV Service Technician curriculum covers the core skill areas such as propane management, basic electrical operations, plumbing, fire & life safety, weight distribution, and other technical skills as outlined by the RV Service Training Council. Once the student has acquired their RV Service Technician knowledge and skills, they are eligible to take the RVTAA Registered RV Service Technician Exam to join the ranks of Registered RV Service Technician professionals. Students might expect to find employment at insurance industry, banking, extended service agreement companies, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), dealerships, vendors, equipment suppliers, repair shops, and/or via small business ownership.

Full Program Length: 1 week / 48 hours

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Registered RV Service Technician

This program prepares individuals to apply basic technical knowledge and skills to build, test, inspect, repair, service and maintain recreational vehicles, systems, and interior and exterior components. Includes instruction in brake, hydraulic, and towing systems; electrical systems; propane systems and propane and electric appliances; carpentry; plumbing; welding; and structural frames. The Recreational Vehicle (RV) Service Technician program is focused on the entry level skills and training required for new technicians entering the RV industry including pre-delivery inspector (PDI). The RV Service Technician curriculum covers the core skill areas such as propane management, basic electrical operations, plumbing, fire & life safety, weight distribution, and other technical skills as outlined by the RV Service Training Council. Once the student has acquired their RV Service Technician knowledge and skills, they are eligible to take the RVTAA Registered RV Service Technician Exam to join the ranks of Registered RV Service Technician professionals. Students might expect to find employment at insurance industry, banking, extended service agreement companies, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), dealerships, vendors, equipment suppliers, repair shops, and/or via small business ownership.

Full Program Length: 1 week / 48 hours

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Advanced RV Service Technician

This can also be the entry level point for the Recreational Vehicle (RV) Service Technician occupation or the next step in advancing the RVTAA Registered RV Service Technician’s knowledge. This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to build, test, inspect, repair, service and maintain recreational vehicles, systems, and interior and exterior components. Includes instruction in brake, hydraulic, and towing systems; electrical systems; propane systems and propane and electric appliances; carpentry; plumbing; welding; and structural frames. This program advances the student’s skills in the areas of propane, electrical, plumbing, fire & life safety, weight knowledge, and other technical skills as outlined in the RV Service Training Council. The Advanced RV Technician curriculum provides a comprehensive focus on hands- on troubleshooting and reconstruction of RV systems. Once the student has acquired their Advanced RV Service Technician knowledge and skills, they are NRVTA: CSC-001X Page 17 of 28 eligible to take the RVTAA Certified RV Service Technician Exam to join the ranks of RVTAA Certified RV Service Technician professionals. Students might expect to find employment at insurance industry, banking, extended service agreement companies, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), dealerships, vendors, equipment suppliers, repair shops, and/or via small business ownership. In addition, the advanced training could lead to being promoted to service technician instructor, service manager, parts advisor, shop foreman at these entities. The Certified RV Technician Exam is administered by RVTAA.

Full Program Length: 5 weeks / 188 hours

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These courses can be used for enhanced knowledge and skills. These courses can also be applied to meet the requirements of the Master Technician level of credentials.

Advanced RV Service Technician

This can also be the entry level point for the Recreational Vehicle (RV) Service Technician occupation or the next step in advancing the RVTAA Registered RV Service Technician’s knowledge. This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to build, test, inspect, repair, service and maintain recreational vehicles, systems, and interior and exterior components. Includes instruction in brake, hydraulic, and towing systems; electrical systems; propane systems and propane and electric appliances; carpentry; plumbing; welding; and structural frames. This program advances the student’s skills in the areas of propane, electrical, plumbing, fire & life safety, weight knowledge, and other technical skills as outlined in the RV Service Training Council. The Advanced RV Technician curriculum provides a comprehensive focus on hands- on troubleshooting and reconstruction of RV systems. Once the student has acquired their Advanced RV Service Technician knowledge and skills, they are NRVTA: CSC-001X Page 17 of 28 eligible to take the RVTAA Certified RV Service Technician Exam to join the ranks of RVTAA Certified RV Service Technician professionals. Students might expect to find employment at insurance industry, banking, extended service agreement companies, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), dealerships, vendors, equipment suppliers, repair shops, and/or via small business ownership. In addition, the advanced training could lead to being promoted to service technician instructor, service manager, parts advisor, shop foreman at these entities.

Full Program Length: 5 weeks / 188 hours

Required Courses:


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Optional Courses:

These courses can be used for enhanced knowledge and skills. These courses can also be applied to meet the requirements of the Master Technician level of credentials.

Whether the student is an RV Technician, RV Inspector, or RV Owner, these courses help develop the skills of organization, technology, and leadership to starting a business and maintaining a successful business model.

Master RV Service Technician

Once the Advanced Recreational Vehicle (RV) Service Technician has achieved proficiency in the areas of RV propane, electrical, plumbing, fire & life safety, and weight knowledge, the student is eligible to advance their skills further as a Master Technician. The Master Recreational Vehicle (RV) Technician curriculum provides a comprehensive focus on all aspects relative to RV living, troubleshooting, and reconstruction of RV systems. In addition, the Master Recreational Vehicle (RV) Technician will learn essential theory on precept, mentoring, and teaching the next generation of RV technicians and inspectors. Once the student has acquired their RVTAA Certified RV Service Technician credentials, has 3-years of experience and has acquired the necessary knowledge and skills, they are eligible to take the RVTAA Master Certified RV Service Technician Exam to join the ranks of the RVTAA Master Certified RV Service Technician professionals. Students might expect to find employment at insurance industry, banking, extended service agreement companies, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), dealerships, vendors, equipment suppliers, repair shops, and/or via small business ownership. In addition, the master training could lead to being promoted to service manager, parts advisor, shop foreman, vice president of operations, servicer underwriter, or master service technician instructor.

Full Program Length: 2 weeks / 78 hours

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Master RV Service Technician

Once the Advanced Recreational Vehicle (RV) Service Technician has achieved proficiency in the areas of RV propane, electrical, plumbing, fire & life safety, and weight knowledge, the student is eligible to advance their skills further as a Master Technician. The Master Recreational Vehicle (RV) Technician curriculum provides a comprehensive focus on all aspects relative to RV living, troubleshooting, and reconstruction of RV systems. In addition, the Master Recreational Vehicle (RV) Technician will learn essential theory on precept, mentoring, and teaching the next generation of RV technicians and inspectors. Once the student has acquired their RVTAA Certified RV Service Technician credentials, has 3-years of experience and has acquired the necessary knowledge and skills, they are eligible to take the RVTAA Master Certified RV Service Technician Exam to join the ranks of the RVTAA Master Certified RV Service Technician professionals. Students might expect to find employment at insurance industry, banking, extended service agreement companies, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), dealerships, vendors, equipment suppliers, repair shops, and/or via small business ownership. In addition, the master training could lead to being promoted to service manager, parts advisor, shop foreman, vice president of operations, servicer underwriter, or master service technician instructor.

Full Program Length: 2 weeks / 78 hours

Required Courses:

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