RV Technical Institute Releases RV-C Course

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The RV Technical Institute’s (RVTI) has a new online course available for technicians seeking Level 3 certification.

The course, “Introduction to RV-C,” class provides technicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and use RV-CAN (RV-C), a diagnostic tool used in the RV industry.

The six-hour course is entirely online and costs $100. The class fulfills credit hours needed for a Level 3 certification in electrical specialty.

RVIA said experts from across the industry collaborated to share their resources and knowledge to create a comprehensive RV-C course. The course was requested and outlined by RVIA’s RV-C Committee.

Bill Stewart, RVTI’s director of education, said: “The RV Industry Association launched the class after recognizing a need for it in the RV industry. The course was developed with the help of many different vendors and manufacturers, including Silverleaf, Firefly, Spider, Jayco, Thor Industries and Forest River. They gave their inputs, their videos and their training aids that they use for teaching.”

Participants will learn about RV-C’s basics, its physical layer, operation and the software tools associated with it. Through written content, video demonstrations and practical exercises, RVIA said students will gain a basic understanding of RV-C and its applications in diagnosing and troubleshooting issues in RVs.

Bryan Ritchie, RVIA’s vice president of standards and a designer of the course, said: “Launching the RV-C course with the RV Technical Institute was a great collaborative experience with our industry. This introductory training to RV-C was challenging to assemble, as RV-C protocol brings various products together on a common level to perform many functions. So, working on content for this course brought together many industry members to make it possible.”

The RV-C course’s learning objectives, among others, include defining RV-C’s purpose as a diagnostic tool in the RV industry; describing RV-C’s physical layer, including the wiring system, signals and distribution boards; and troubleshooting common RV-C network communication problems.

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