Become a Level Two NRVIA Certified RV Inspector with the Advanced NRVIA RV Inspector Training Program
Note: To register for the Level 2- Advanced RV Inspector Course, you must be a current NRVIA member in good standing with your Level 1 NRVIA Certified Inspectors Certificate.
For the NRVIA Level Two - Advanced RV Inspector Training Class the following material is covered to prepare a Level One RV inspector to be able to offer more advanced analysis of an RV for a prospective RV buyer. This is the information that RV buyers need to make a much more informed decision.
This Live 5 Day Learn by doing course will have an Certified Trainer that is also a Level Two Inspector that will guide you through the in depth inspection process.
Having this instructor guide you through this process is the #1 reason most NRVIA members attend this course.
Training will include risk management, general business procedures, inspection report software and much more. The focus is on “See It – Now Do It” hands-on format of inspection training. Your Certified Trainer will show you how to accomplish a top-quality report for your clients because you will do them while you are here in class.
The final exam for this course will require you to complete two full inspections – one motorized RV and one towable RV. These inspections will be evaluated by your Trainer to determine if you successfully mastered the advanced training.
16 CEUs will be awarded for those who successfully complete the course. You must complete both of these inspections within 2 weeks following the last day of class for your instructor to grade you as successfully passing the course.
The NRVIA Level Two Advanced RV Inspector Training is a 5-day class and it will cover the following material:
Day One – The foundation is set for an RV inspection business.
The Code of Ethics and the Standards of Practice are discussed in greater detail as to how they relate to offsetting possible risk to an RV inspector’s new business. The RV technical material that was covered in the Level One Training is reviewed so those aspects that are important to the RV inspection process are clearly understood before moving forward. The day is concluded with some outside systems testing on RV’s for some of the key tests that are required during the RV inspection process.
Day Two – The day starts with risk management discussions based on scenarios that are presented to the inspectors. The rest of the day focuses on RV inspection software and RV inspection report creation.
Training is necessary to help the inspector to be able to use the NRVIA’s systems to extract information from the scoping of an RV, what to say about the things that are noticed and how to create a professional RV inspection report that a client will be able to read and understand so they can use that information in their buying or selling decision (yes many sellers ask for an RV inspection so repairs can be made and the report be mentioned in their ads). The day is concluded with a discussion on how to do fluid analysis: pulling oil and coolant samples from the motorized components of an RV to send off to a lab for analysis.
Day Three – The day starts again with risk management discussions based on scenarios that are presented to the inspectors.
RV inspection business setup is also discussed. The rest of the day is spent outside learning how to inspect an RV, doing systems testing, and RV inspection report creation from the days RV examination.
Day Four – This entire day is spent outside doing a full mock RV inspection.
Everything that was learned the first three days is put into action to accomplish scoping an RV and examining its systems according to the NRVIA Standards of Practice. That evening the inspector starts creating the RV inspection report from the information gained during the days RV examination.
Day Five – The day also starts with risk management discussions based on scenarios that are presented to the inspectors.
A discussion of the days activities and answering questions about the inspection process is also included in day five. The rest of the day is spent finishing up the RV inspection report with the assistance of the instructor. The afternoon session involves a review and discussion of each RV inspectors report from the analysis performed on Thursday. The day concludes answering questions on material covered during the week and next steps to achieve Level Two status.
*Please be aware that the course structure can change due to weather issues and the needs of the individual RV inspectors that attend the Level Two course.
This is a very hands-on course. It is nicknamed the “Learn by Doing” class because that is what it takes to learn the necessary skills. The course instructor is also an active RV inspector and works with each inspector to assure that the material is learned before the inspector is out on their own as an NRVIA Level Two Certified RV Inspector.
The tuition for Learn by Doing is a full payment of $1,145 or three (3) payments of $410, all payable before the first day of class. *To register, you must be a current member in good standing with your Level 1 Certification complete.
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Very important information regarding required fluid analysis supplies you will need for class.
You’ll need to purchase your fluid analysis kits and fluid pumps (coolant and oil) and have those with you when you arrive at class. See below for the exact part numbers to purchase from JG Lubricant Services. Please allow a minimum of 7 business days from the time you order for arrival. If you need to have these items shipped ahead to the campground or to your Instructor, please provide that shipping address when you place your order.
Visit www.nrvia.org/fluid-analysis to access JG Lubricant Services online stores and discount codes. The Learn By Doing course only requires for you to conduct 1 oil and 1 coolant extraction, however – take advantage of shipping and stock up for the future inspections where you know you’ll need supplies. You can also use these supplies for your own personal RV or vehicle fluid sampling.
(1) JGOA24 Advanced Oil Analysis Kit (3 pack)
(1) JGCA21 Coolant Analysis Kit (single)
(1) JGVP01 Vacuum Pump, Red (for oil samples)
(1) JGVP02 Vacuum Pump, Blue (for coolant samples)