Approximately 140 RV technicians took the RVIA/RVDA certification test Aug. 10 after completing the Recreation Vehicle Service Training Council’s 40-week, 60-hour satellite training course.
“We were hoping to have 300,” said Bruce Hopkins, Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) vice president of standards and education.
“Some of the dealers said they weren’t testing everybody because the techs weren’t ready. That probably means that they will enroll them again.”
Results of the testing are expected to be posted by late September.
New classes being offered through Lake City (Fla.) Community College, will begin Sept. 18, although Hopkins said dealers will be allowed to enroll until sometime in October. “We havent finalized the date yet,” Hopkins said.
Enrollment in council’s 2001/2002 course was capped at 62 dealers. The council hopes to enroll as many as 200 dealers for this years classes.
Enrollment in the course, which is telecast each Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. (Eastern) is $1,300. Any number of technicians or dealership employees can take the classes after the dealership is enrolled.