RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

RVDA Will Have RV Technician Certification Exams

Thu Aug 18, 2016

145072686053695.jpgFairfax, Virginia - A new remote proctoring solution for RV technician certification exams is set to be tested over the next six months.

During a trial period that began on Aug. 17, all testing will be proctored using “Remote Proctor Now” from Software Secure, an on-demand, online exam proctor that will offer certification candidates flexibility in scheduling, registration and test taking. The program meets RV Service Technician Certification Governing Board’s standards for test integrity and security.

The new program was recently tested by nine certification candidates who reported positive experiences.

Software Secure’s platform is different from the previous system chiefly in that proctoring is not done in real time, reducing testing anxiety and easing scheduling constraints. Instead, tests are recorded and reviewed later by a proctor. Testing candidates will receive login information when they sign up for the test and can login at any time, 24/7, to take the exam.

The industry’s technician certification program is administered by RVDA and RVIA under the auspices of the RV Service Technician Certification Governing Board. The program tests, certifies and recertifies technicians. For questions or comments on this action, email info@rvda.org. For information on the RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician program, visit www.rvtechnician.com.