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The board of directors for the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Education Foundation Inc. established a commission to serve as the credentialing agency for RV retail positions during its Nov. 28 meeting at the 43rd Annual RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.
RVDA said the RV Professional Certifying Commission will serve as an autonomous governing body to “develop and adopt standards and policies as necessary for the implementation of all aspects of RV retail employee certification, except for the position of RV technician which has its own governing board.”   
The first retail positions the commission will adopt standards and policies for are service advisor, parts manager and parts specialist.
Duties of the commission include:
• Define certification standards and recertification requirements.
• Establish testing procedures.  
• Evaluate the recommendations of the institution developing each test and approve the passing or cut score for each specialty area.
• Establish appeals processes for each certification program.
• Adjudicate appeals.
The commission will include at least four dealers, at least one non-dealer member from the RV industry, and at least one member from academia, to be elected by the RVDA Education Foundation board. The commission chairman will be appointed by the RVDA Education Foundation board chairman.
RVDA said the commission will meet on an as needed basis through face-to-face meetings, conference calls, or mail ballots. Expectations are that face-to-face meetings will occur about once a year.