Recreation Vehicle Service Technician

Recreation vehicles (RV) are vehicles designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel or seasonal use. RVs may be motorized (motorhomes) or towable (travel trailers, folding camping trailers, truck campers, and park models). RVs do not include off-road vehicles. RV 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. They diagnose, repair, replace, install, adjust, test, maintain and modify these components and systems. They may also perform maintenance and repairs on trailer frames and running gear. They must be knowledgeable about each system’s function and the interaction among various systems. However, it is important to note that they do not work on the motor or drive train components of motorized RVs. RV service technicians are typically employed at RV dealerships, independent RV repair shops, RV manufacturers and may also be self-employed. They may work at indoor shops and outdoors at RV sites. Safety is important due to risks and hazards such as: working at heights, with electricity, with explosive and volatile materials, in the outdoor environment, and under vehicles.

NEW PROGRAM INFORMATION - in effect September 2019

Program Profile

Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification

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Program Outline

Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers

Download (78 PDF KB)

See below for information about the current program. 

Program Updates:

New Program Information

 

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 152.7 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 354.6 KB)
  • Guidelines on Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination
  • Information guide about how to study for the IP Exam including sample questions
  • Download(PDF 1.32 MB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 149.34 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.

OR

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 66.01 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 72.32 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 64.9 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 88.58 KB)