Starting Monday, October 12, current and future RV technicians will be able to receive training on the RV industry’s only industry-wide certification at their own pace through an immersive, online program. The self-paced online course, as it is called, is different than the live webinar format the RV Technical Institute implemented earlier this year. Instead of live classes at preset times, this new program is completely self-paced, allowing the student to complete the training and testing according to their own timeline and schedule.
“We’ve listened to the industry, our stakeholders, and our friends at the RV Dealers Association and believe this new self-paced, online program will meet the training needs of the RV technicians of today and the future,” said RV Technical Institute Executive Director Curt Hemmeler. “Particularly at this time when RV dealers and service centers are so busy, this new program allows RV technicians to receive gold standard of training at any time that fits their own schedule.”
The self-paced, online program will initially be offered for RV Technical Institute's Level One class where students will complete modules on Propane Systems, Electrical Systems, Water Systems, Appliances, Generators, Chassis, and Body. An RV technician who successfully passes the class and Level One exam will have the knowledge and skills needed to prepare an RV for customer delivery by verifying the operation of all components.
The self-paced, online class will have a retail cost of $1,995, with a special industry price of $995 for anyone within the RV industry. There are also volume discounts available.
The RV Technical Institute's Level Two class, which goes to the next level with diagnostics and troubleshooting in the 7 core areas of RV repair, will be available through the self-paced, online program in the Spring of 2021.
Along with the self-paced, online program, there are four other ways for RV technicians to receive RV Technical Institute training. Self-study via textbooks, testing out of the exam, live training at the Elkhart campus, or through an Authorized Learning Partner.
Visit the RV Technical Institute website to sign up for a course.