During the transition of the RV Dealers Association/RV Industry Association Certification Program to the RV Technical Institute (RVTI), any technician due for re-certification between Jan. 1 and June 29 will be extended to June 30.
Valid certifications as of Dec. 31, 2019, under the RVDA/RVIA Certification Program, were automatically transferred into the new RVTI program.
Registered Technicians were transferred to Level 1 Certified Technicians and do not need to re-certify. The Level 1 Certification is good for life and only requires that technicians check-in on an annual basis.
Certified Technicians were transferred to Level 2 Certified Technicians and will need 24 hours of approved continuing education over the past five years to recertify. Many Level 2 Certified Technicians may have trainings (in the past five years) that also qualified them for one or multiple Level 3 Specialist Certifications. Certified Technicians with proof of required supplier trainings completed within the past five years will be granted the corresponding RV Technical Institute Level 3 specialty and re-designated as a Level 3 Certified Technician and/or a Level 4 Master Certified Technician, as appropriate.
Master Certified Technicians were transferred to Level 4 Master Certified Technicians and will need 24 hours of approved continuing education over the past five years to re-certify.
The RVTI website, where technicians will login and record their trainings and attach their certificates is expected to launch in March.
During the transition of the program, RVDA and RVTI staffs will work together to transfer the certified technician data and create new records and credentials in the new website portal.
Technicians will receive emails (to their email on file) once their account has been created and their credential has been transferred. Email addresses in the new system need to be unique to each technician, if there is no email or no unique email on file, a letter will be sent.