RVTI Online Courses Offer Certification Without Travel Hassles

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Below is an excerpt from a recent article from the RVIA on the benefits of RVTI certification courses. Read the full article here.

When the RV Technical Institute announced it would offer its Level One course for technicians completely online through a self-paced program, 26-year-old Jonathan Martin was one of the first to sign up. Working as a service manager and technician at one of his family’s four RV dealerships, he was anxious to improve his RV diagnostic and repair skills. Yet he was stressed by the increased workload at RV Value Mart’s four eastern Pennsylvania dealerships due to this year’s surge in RV sales.

Martin already had hands-on tech experience, but he wanted more—and he wanted to get certified through the RV Technical Institute. The all-new self-paced program allows students to perform labs virtually through the interactive platform instead of just reading.

“There’s a need for certified techs throughout this industry, and this was a great opportunity to get certified without all the travel,” Martin explains. “I saw a news article that the RV Technical Institute’s online courses were being made available, and it was just what I was hoping for. It meant I could study for the Level One course in my free time, which was on the weekends, and schedule my proctor test when I wanted.”

Martin buckled down and completed the course quickly after he enrolled, and then took—and passed—both the written exam and the written performance exam a couple of weeks later.

“It’s favorable for dealerships to have RV Technical Institute-certified techs,” Martin says, noting that several of RV Value Mart’s techs became certified pre-COVID and that his brother, Jolan, also enrolled for Level One online. “I would like to go on to levels two and three, to further what I’ve learned. That would benefit our entire service department.”

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