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Recreation Vehicle Service Technician

A Recreation Vehicle Service Technician is a person who repairs, maintains, overhauls or modifies live-in recreation vehicles that are designed for travel. They also install and repair:interior components such as appliances, furnaces, refrigerators, water heaters, ranges and air conditioners.exterior components such as siding, windows, doors, vents, plumbing systems, electrical systems, awnings, propane gas systems, batteries and charging systems, trailer braking systems, TV antennas, light plants and hitches.Recreation Vehicle Service Technicians also perform pre-delivery inspections on motorhomes, holiday trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, truck campers and tent trailers and are involved in fibreglass/body repairs, pinstriping and painting. A Recreation Vehicle Service Technician is designated as a Recreation Vehicle Mechanic under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program. Generally, Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians do not repair motor or drive train components on motor homes.

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 136.52 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.


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)