Mike Molino RV Learning Center

Mike Molino RV Learning Center RV Technician Certification Preparation Courses

 

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center (hereafter referred to as RVLC) is an affiliation of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of America.  RVLC offers technical publications, certification programs, online learning, and workshops, all designed exclusively for dealership staff. The professional development and educational resources offered by the Learning Center help dealers maintain professionalism and efficiency even as markets change.

This page contains information on certification programs for RV service technicians currently working in the RV industry and offered through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. The courses listed under this section offer online training modules and testing.  These programs are widely recognized by Canadian RV dealers.

Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada works closely with Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of America as well as the Mike Molino RV Learning Center to offer professional educational resources to Canadian dealers. The RV Learning Center is supported by dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and other RV industry members who are committed to dealership education.

 

Registered Technician 

Once enrolled in the RV technician certification preparation program, you’re now ready to take the self-study course. The online learning platform is designed to track, train, and prepare RV technicians at all levels to be able to pass the certification exam or to prepare for recertification. All content and testing is online and there is no need for other program materials.

The Registered Technician test is the first step of the RV Service Technician Certification. This is a mandatory test for any individual having never held an RVDA-RVIA certification.

NOTE: Those currently certified or those with an expired certification are exempt from the Registered Technician test.

The “Registered” test establishes that the technician is proficient in core knowledge areas such as propane, basic electricity and other skills. The following chart indicates the tasks and the corresponding number of questions  from the RVST Standard/DACUM are being tested at this level:

Tasks    Number of Questions
Propane Systems

Electrical Systems

DC Electrical Systems

AC Electrical Systems

Plumbing Systems

Interior Components

Technical Skills

Total

37

27

4

4

5

6

22

105

The test consists of 105 multiple choice questions. The technician has 95 minutes in which to complete the test. The passing score for the “Registered” test is 76.2% or 80/105 correct answers.

The fee for taking this course is US$89 (exam fee not included).

System and testing requirements

Enroll in the Registered Technician Certification Preparation Course

 

Certified Technicians 

The Certified Technician exam is the second exam for the RV Service Technician Certification. The certified technician course is only available to those that have successfully passed the Registered technician exam.

NOTE: Technicians must have a current Registered technician designation to attempt the certification test. Anyone that has let their Registered status lapse must begin the process again.

The Certified exam is a comprehensive exam designed to evaluate both general and specific knowledge outlined in the RVST Standard/DACUM. The following chart indicates the tasks and the number of questions for each duty from the RVST Standard/DACUM that are being tested:

Tasks                                                                                                  Number of Questions
Propane Systems

DC Electrical Systems

AC Electrical Systems

Plumbing Systems

Brake, Suspension and Towing Systems

Appliances

Generators

Hydraulic Systems

Exterior/Coach Body

Interior Components

Slide-out Room Systems

Technical Skills

Total

 

14

20

16

19

18

57

14

5

7

15

12

3

200

Certified Technician: Must achieve a score of 76.5% or higher (153/200 correct answers) on the “Certified Technician” test.

A one-time only opportunity to re-take the test is available within 90 days of the original test date with a $25 test fee.

The fee for taking this course is US$249. (exam fee not included) 

System and testing requirements

Enroll in the Certified Technician Certification Preparation Course

Technicians that successfully pass either a certification or certified specialist test will also receive plaque, personalized certificate, three uniform patches, and a wallet ID card.

 

Master Certified Technician

Anyone wishing to attain the master certified technician accreditation must have five years of documented experience as an RV Service Technician and achieve a score of 90.0% or higher (180/200 correct answers) on the Certified Technician exam.

Re-certification is mandatory every 5 years or the technician loses the designation. Upon successfully passing the certified technician exam, the technician successfully renews the Certified Technician for 5 years beginning the date the exam was written. Certified technicians seeking re-certification must meet the following conditions:

  • Proof of continuous employment in the industry since the previous certification date
  • Proof of a minimum of 40 hours of industry-related training over the 5 year period with at least 24 hours of training taken within the last 3 years.

Re-certification application

  • US$100 test fee
  • Re-certification application
  • Proof of employment record
  • Proof of training documents

 

Northampton Community College Distance Learning Courses (USA)

In partnership with Northampton Community College, Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association (PRVCA) offers the RV Technician E- Learning program. It consists of 13 different online courses. All the courses are RVIA-approved and feature competency-based instruction, assignments and testing. Students receive college-level Specialized Diploma after successful program completion. These courses also prepare the technician for industry certification by RVIA/RVDA. All courses are taught by a RV industry expert and include hands-on (tactile) assignments as well as online assignments and quizzes. Successful completion of all 13 courses reduces the amount of work experience for Master Certification to two years instead of five years.