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. (Image courtesy of Okanagan College)

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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. Recreation Vehicles (RVs) consist of motorized vehicles such as 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. (Image courtesy of Okanagan College)


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)

Pre-Employment Recreation Vehicle Service Technician

Credential: Certificate
Length: 16 weeks


A new program for those without any skilled trades experience is now available at SAIT (Pointe Trotter campus). Whether you have some experience tinkering in your workshop, helped a friend convert a van, or have never used a power drill in your life, you can enroll in this course!

In this pre-employment program, you will learn to install, repair and maintain interior and exterior components on motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, truck campers, tent trailers and van conversions.

The Recreation Vehicle (RV) Service Technician trade is VERY diverse trade. By enrolling in this certificate program, you will gain a wide array of skills making you a “Jack” or “Jill” of all trades.  This newly designed program offers a cross-section of 27 certified skilled trades in Alberta. Coincidentally, the curriculum aligns with the RV Service Technician apprenticeship program in Alberta.

To work as a RV Service Technician in Alberta, you need to be a registered apprentice or hold a valid Journeyperson trade certificate.

The Pre-employment RV Service Technician program offers 360 hours of in-class training equivalent to first year apprenticeship. This program will also prepare you to challenge the first period Trade Qualification (TQ) apprenticeship exam.

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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.

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.

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

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