Training Providers

 Okanagan College (British Columbia)


Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Foundation Program

IMG_4668sThis 31-week (950 hour) program has been designed to take a student with little or no previous experience and supply him/her with the necessary skills to seek employment as an apprentice RV Service Technician. The program exposes the student to many aspects of servicing and repair in the RV repair trade with a focus on developing practical skills. Graduates of this program will receive credit for Level 1 Apprenticeship technical training and 550 hours practical credit from the Industry Training Authority.

Admission Requirements
B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
English 10 with minimum 50% or alternatives.

Math requirement:
A minimum of 50% in any of:

  • Pre-calculus Grade 11
  • Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11
  • Workplace Mathematics 11
  • Principles of Mathematics 11
  • Applications of Mathematics 11
  • Essentials of Mathematics 11
  • Adult Basic Education MATH 011
  • Adult Basic Education MATH 084 and MATH 085
  • Adult Basic Education IALG 011

Or, a minimum of 63% on the ABLE mathematics test. Test scores are only good for two (2) years.

Applicants who have not satisfied the Math requirement within the last seven (7) years must write the ABLE Mathematics test and must receive a minimum of 63%.

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Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Apprenticeship Program

20161012_144110sRV Service Technicians work on systems and components of recreation vehicles, including electrical components, plumbing, propane gas components, appliances, exterior and interior components, structural frames and towing systems. RV Service Technicians work on motorized vehicles like motorhomes and towable vehicles, such as travel trailers, folding camping trailers, truck campers and park models.

Okanagan College is the only post-secondary institution in B.C. offering apprenticeship-level training for recreational vehicle repair.


Admission Requirements

  • Registered as an apprentice with Industry Training Authority in BC.
  • Must be working for an employer with at least one qualified journeyperson.
  • Not registered as an apprentice? Ask your employer to register you as an apprentice with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). It’s free, simple, and can be completed within a few minutes online or printed and mailed to the ITA Head Office. The Recreation Vehicle Service apprentice will write the Interprovincial Examination on the last day of the level 3 technical training.  Successful completion grants the apprentice with the Certificate of Qualification along with the Interprovincial Endorsement (Red Seal).  The Interprovincial Endorsement is recognized across Canada.

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SAIT Polytechnic (Alberta)

Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Apprenticeship Program


20190213_140752sLearn to install, repair and maintain interior and exterior components on motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, truck campers, tent trailers and van conversions.

If you like a variety of work, an aptitude for mechanical and electronic work as well as problem solving – you will like a career as a Recreation Vehicle Service Technician.

Duties may include:

  • installation of accessories
  • performing pre-delivery inspections
  • writing repair estimates and reading and writing repair orders
    troubleshooting, repair and maintenance on propane gas and electric appliances such as furnaces, refrigerators, water heaters, ranges and air conditioners
  • repairs to fibreglass, body and structural components
  • the ability to install, repair, replace and maintain roofs, siding, windows, doors, vents, awnings, floor coverings cabinets, counters, plumbing systems, electrical systems, propane gas systems, batteries and charging systems.

While they do not repair engines or drive train components of motorized vehicles, they may install trailer and fifth-wheel hitches, wire tow vehicles and perform maintenance and repairs on trailer frames, undercarriage and suspension.

In general, recreation vehicle service technicians:

  • examine, troubleshoot and diagnose units needing repairs and/or maintenance,
  • use testing equipment, troubleshooting techniques, manufacturers’ specifications and websites to locate faults and perform repairs
  • use manuals along with catalogues and websites to order repair parts and components,
  • use computerized and electronic devices for testing components,
  • communicate with supervisors, manufacturers and consumers to ensure timely, efficient and economical repairs
  • dismantle faculty assemblies, repair or replace work and damaged parts.

This is a compulsory trade – to work in this trade you need to hold a recognized trade certificate or be a registered apprentice.

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