RV Tech. Certification

As the need for highly trained RV technicians continues to grow, PRVCA is working to provide our members with the training they need to become certified RV technicians. The association is an authorized training partner with the RV Technical Institute (RVTI). This industry-wide certification program was developed by top industry experts and is designed to include both classroom and hands-on training. Technicians certified through the RVTI program are armed with the skills and knowledge sought after by dealers, manufacturers and repair shops. As an authorized learning partner, PRVCA offers a discount rate to members.
RV Technician

RV TECHNICIAN CAREER PATH

RVTI ALP​The new technician career path is divided into four levels of proficiency. A technician will be awarded a Level 1, 2, 3 or Level 4 Master Technician credential based on successfully demonstrating the required knowledge and skills at each level. Each level builds on the foundation of the previous level and allows the technician to become a generalist or a specialist. The program will cover theory, application, and troubleshooting.

LEVEL 1
A pre-delivery inspector (PDI) technician with a proven skill set to prepare an RV for customer delivery by verifying the operation of all components. To achieve this level, you must successfully pass Level 1 written and skill-based (practical) exams.
LEVEL 2
A technician that has theoretical knowledge of all the systems and components within an RV and a proven skill set to be able to perform basic diagnostics, troubleshooting, and repairs on those systems and components. To achieve this level, you must successfully pass Level 1 and 2 written and skill-based (practical) exams.

PRVCA Provides the RVTI Technician Training at a discount rate to members only.

Greg DewaltInstructor: Greg Dewalt, PRVCA Education Director
Dewalt has more than 37 years experience in the RV industry, starting as a high school student performing pre-delivery inspections and working on trailer hitches at his family’s RV dealership.  He has been a trainer and consultant for the past 20 years.

LEVEL 3
A technician that has completed the supplier trainings on specific types of components and increased their skill set to be able to perform advanced diagnostics, troubleshooting, and repairs on those systems and components. To achieve this level, you must successfully pass Level 1 and 2 written and skill-based (practical) exams as well as attend and pass 24-hours of approved hands-on vendor trainings within five years covering the minimum topics listed for each specialty.
The specialties are:
ELECTRICAL SPECIALIST – converter, inverter, transfer switches, management systems, batteries (including lithium ion), surge protection, solar. ELECTRONICS SPECIALIST – Satellite systems, multiplexing, control area networks. APPLIANCE SPECIALIST – Furnaces, air conditioning, refrigerators, water heaters (including traditional, instantaneous, hydronic) CHASSIS SPECIALIST – Stabilization, leveling, electric steps, braking systems (including hydraulic and electric), vehicle weights SLIDE-OUT SPECIALIST – Cable slide-outs, above floor slide-outs, through frame slide-outs (including screw type, rack and pinion, hydraulic, flush mounted)
LEVEL 4:
The Master Technician has completed all five designated specialties through vendor trainings and is proficient in troubleshooting and repair of all the major systems and components within an RV.

Upcoming Training & Education Opportunities

Course Descriptions

Training

PRVCA offers training during the winter months when RV sales and maintenance teams are less busy. In addition, America’s Largest RV Show features Industry Education Days. If you have training needs, please check this page often for the latest training available.

Please call our office at 717-303-0295 to discuss training needs and ideas.