The deadline for applying to take the current RV Dealers Association/RV Industry Association certification test is Dec. 31.
“As we begin a new era of technician certification and training through the RV Technical Institute, RVIA and RVDA will be working to make a smooth transition as we sunset the current RVDA/RVIA technician certification program,” RVIA President Craig Kirby and RVDA President Phil Ingrassia said in a joint statement.
Any RV service technician interested in taking the current registered technician test or the full certification test must apply with payment by midnight Dec. 31. The first testing attempt must be completed by March 31, 2020.
Retesting will be allowed up to 90 days after the initial test is completed. No retests will be allowed after June 30, 2020.
Current registered, certified, or master certified technicians will have the following designations under the new RVTI program:
- Registered technicians will be re-designated as Certified Technician Level 1.
- Certified technicians will be re-designated as Certified Technician Level 2.
- Master Certified technicians will be re-designated as Master Certified Technician Level 4.
- Certified Technicians Level 2 with proof of required supplier trainings completed within the past five years will be re-designated Certified Technician Level 3 and/or Master Certified Technician Level 4, as appropriate.
Current registered, certified, or master certified technicians can expect to receive their new RVTI credentials at no charge during the 2020 transitional year.
The new RVTI Certified Technician Level 1 test will be available Jan. 1.