The week of March 17–23 has been designated RV Professional Certification Week by the Society of Certified RV Professionals and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.
“This week is about recognizing your certified professionals by celebrating their achievements and encouraging others to begin the process of certification through the RVDA-RVIA Tech Certification Program or the RV Learning Center’s parts and service management certification programs,” said Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) President Phil Ingrassia in a press release.
Fixed‐ops professionals can earn certifications as parts managers, parts specialists, service writers/advisors, service managers, and warranty administrators through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.
The center’s credentials were developed by experts at The Ohio State University’s Center for Education and Training for Employment and a team of top‐performing, demographically diverse working professionals. Suppliers, distributors, dealer owners, and manufacturers were also involved in developing the programs. Dealers can learn more about professional certification and training opportunities available for fixed operations staff on the RV Learning Center website at www.rvlearningcenter.com.
The Mike Molino RV Learning Center board of directors created the Society of Certified RV Professionals in 2014 to help increase the number of RV industry certified professionals and retain those who already hold certification credentials. The organization is aimed at individuals who currently, or aspire to, hold RV industry certification credentials.
In conjunction with its commitment to encourage professional development and training, the society provides scholarships to six long-certified professionals to attend and participate in the 70-plus education sessions offered annually at the RV Dealers Convention/Expo.
The RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician Certification Program identifies service professionals who have demonstrated the knowledge and ability to satisfy established standards in RV diagnostic and repair procedures. Technicians begin with the Registered Technician test and, if successful, can move up to take the Certified Technician test.
Established in 1993, the program is administered by RVDA and the RV Industry Association (RVIA) under the auspices of the RV Service Technician Certification Governing Board.
Technician certification and training information is available online at www.rvtechnician.com.