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Changes Coming to RV Service Technician Certification Program

With an eye toward increasing the number of technicians eligible to participate in the RVIA-RVDA RV Technician Certification Program, the new RV Service Technician Career Ladder will replace the existing RV Service Technician Certification Program, effective Oct.1, 2011.

What’s a career ladder? The RV Service Technician Career Ladder has each candidate completing the certification candidate and registered technician tests before choosing one or two available career paths:

   • Path 1 is the current certification testing option in which the candidate becomes a Certified or Master technician (generalist). 

   • Path 2 is the new specialty testing option in which candidates can pass one or more of the offered specialties – body, chassis, electrical systems, appliances or plumbing – to become a Certified Specialist.

Information on the new career ladder certification is available at and

After Sept. 30, 2011, all certification candidates will be required to complete the requirements of the RV Service Technician Career Ladder.  

Those enrolled in the Technician Certification Preparation online course are able to earn certification under the existing certification program. Candidates simply need to take and pass the RVIA-RVDA RV Service Technician Certification test before the expiration date of their individual course.

Those who don’t earn certification before the course expires are only eligible for the certification program that uses the new career ladder that becomes effective October 1, 2011. The new career ladder will not affect those who are already certified and taking the course to earn continuing education credit.

To learn more about certification and the career ladder, contact Isabel McGrath at, (703) 591-7130, ext. 102. For questions about the technician certification preparation course, contact Tony Yerman at 

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