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The NRVIA was established to provide increased awareness of the importance of quality RV inspections and to enhance the professionalism of RV inspectors.

Our mission is to set and promote standards for recreational vehicle inspections and to provide the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession and to meet the needs of our members.

Our goal is to develop a nationwide network of certified professional RV inspectors across North America that have undergone a strict, standardized testing and certification process to ensure that the end consumer is getting a quality inspection by a true professional.

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Where We Are Located

The home office of the National Recreational Vehicle Inspectors Association is based in Athens, Texas, which is about an hour south east of Dallas.

Our staff is dedicated to the mission of increasing the awareness of the need for and the availability of quality RV Inspections and increasing the professionalism of both the inspectors and the industry as a whole.

The development of a nationwide network of certified professional RV Inspectors across North America requires very specific standards that are certified through testing to ensure the end consumer is receiving a quality inspection by a qualified professional.

Our Valuable Team Members

Terry Cooper
Terry CooperPresident

Terry Cooper, The Texas RV Professor, is a Master Certified RV Technician with the RVDA, RVIA, and now NRVIA.  He has been in the RV Industry for over 25 years and has been passing his knowledge and experience on to others for the majority of that time.

Mr. Cooper along with his affiliation with NRVIA operates The National RV Training Academy (www.nrvta.com).  He operates his company in partnership with his spouse Evada Cooper (aka Lady E, pictured below).  Their mission is to provide educational resources for the novice to the highly certified technician.

The Coopers are full-time RVers who live and operate their businesses from the road.  You may just happen up on them during your travels in the future.  Watch for the DRV fifth-wheel being pulled by the Dodge 550 dually that is ad wrapped with the Mobile RV Academy business information.

Steve Anderson
Steve AndersonDirector

Steve Anderson is the President/Owner of Workamper News, Inc. – a company built on the premise of Helping Great People Find Great Jobs in Great Places while living the RVing lifestyle.  He is an avid entrepreneur and brings those skills to the association to assist associates with their business development.

Steve and his spouse Kathy Jo are also full-timers and live and operate their businesses from the road.  Watch for their ad wrapped trailer being pulled behind “Miss Elli”, their 42 foot motorhome, out there on the highways and bi-ways.

Stephanie Henson (left)
Stephanie Henson (left)Director of Administration

Stephanie Henson is essentially the day to day operations manager. Her project management experience along with her conference and event planning skills are important to the NRVIA. She oversees membership and manages the entire organization.

Stephanie, her husband Todd, and their family live in Athens, Texas, where she works from a home office and lives on site of the National RV Training Academy. The Henson’s home-school their kids and travel for work in their 2016 Grand Design Momentum fifth-wheel toy hauler. You can learn more about their family on their YouTube channel, Two Beards and a Babe. Stephanie is pictured with her husband, Todd, who is a Master Certified RV Technician and teaches at the National RV Training Academy.

Our Valuable Customers

Don Crook, 2019
“As a former insurance adjuster, a current licensed home inspector and current licensed certified applicator, in the last 30 years I have accumulated hundreds, if not thousands of hours of classroom hours for certifications and ceu’s. I just completed 2 weeks of level 1 and level 2 NRVIA inspector training in Athens and am happy to report it was some of the best and most informative training I have been exposed to. Terry, Howard and Pam, Todd and Stephanie were all excellent instructors. They all presented their material in very professional and informative ways. I left Athens knowing I had a much deeper understanding of the RV industry and most importantly, the proper functions and operations of RV systems. I currently own my 4th motor home. I now, after two weeks in Athens, have accumulated more knowledge of the equipment I own, than I have accumulated over the last 20 years of ownership. I very much appreciate and highly recommend these wonderful people and the work they do in the RV industry. Thank you for an excellent experience.”

Steve Brown, 2019
“I recently attended a course at NRVTA and would recommend it to anyone seeking knowledge about their own rig or if looking to start or enhance their repair and/or inspection career. The class room and hands on education I experienced was excellent, the staff is exceptional and treated both myself and my wife like family. No question went unanswered. They truly care about their students and the education they are providing. We also stayed the RV park that is very clean and friendly with easy access, flat sites. We used the laundry and shower facilities that are very well taken care of. Due to a lack of air conditioning in our rig and highs in the 90’s we also had an opportunity to stay in one of their cabins to beat the heat. Very nice cabin, clean functional with A/C, TV, kitchenette and bathroom and right on the lake shore. The office staff was very friendly and helpful.”

Scott Young, 2020
“We have been here at the NRVTA Academy for the past 4 weeks and have learned a tremendous amount. The instructors have been knowledgeable and gracious with their time. The academy is a great learning environment and all of the staff are friendly and helpful. This has been a great experience. Thanks to all involved with the NRVTA and NRVIA.”