The RVDA-RVIA Service Technician Certification
is valid for 5 years.
Recertification Requirements & Procedures
Brochure: (Click Here)
Recertification Application: (Click Here)
Certified and Master Certified Technicians must be recertified every
five years. The expiration date is printed on the
technician’s laminated wallet card. Check with RVDA for the
current recertification fee. There are several ways to achieve
How Do I Recertify?
There are two ways to recertify:
1. No Test Method
– Recertify using training hours
The technician must:
Prove continuous (less than 1 year off) employment in
the industry since the previous certification date.
Have proof of continuing education consisting of at
least five days (40 hours) of industry sponsored training over the
five-year period with at least 3 of the 5 days occurring over the last
three years of the certification period. Possible industry sponsored
training sources are: RVIA Trouble Shooter Clinics, satellite and
internet distance learning courses, the online RV Technician
Certification Preparation Course, supplier/distributor schools and/or
correspondence courses, NRVTI courses, manufacturer training, or state
association training sessions.
NOTE: Distance Learning Training
(through FRVTA) and the online RV Technician Certification Preparation
Course fulfill the entire recertification requirement if the enrollment
falls within the last three years of the certification period and a
certificate of completion is issued to the technician.
Do you need training hours to recertify?
The RV Technician Certification Preparation Course
available through the RV Learning center fulfills the 40-hour
recertification requirement. This course must be completed before
your certification expires. The cost of this course is in addition
to the recertification fee. For details and pricing: (Click
2. Test Method—Recertify by
taking the certification test
If a technician cannot meet the continuing
education requirement, a test alternative is available at the then
current certification test cost. The technician must pass the test
to be recertified. When the test alternative is used for
recertification, the technician must achieve the appropriate score to
retain the previous certification level. A Master Certified
Technician who answers 174 questions or less correctly on the test is
recertified as a Certified Technician. A technician who fails the
test will lose certification and must restart the certification