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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 renovate a 1978 Airstream travel trailer. You can learn more about their family on their YouTube channel, Two Beards and a Babe. Stephanie is pictured with her husband, Todd.

Our Valuable Customers

Ron Denny Ron Denny
“This has been an excellent opportunity for me to become a better person, RV Tech and soon to be an RV inspector. I have had the privilege of great instruction by Terry and motivated by Steve. Terry was outstanding on working with me and providing additional information. He was very willing to spend extra time with me one on one.”

Tim Jackson Tim Jackson
“I am new to the RV industry and I soaked up every bit of information I could that was given. Cooper is an excellent instructor! He took every possible available minute to thoroughly explain, demonstrate and re-visit questions and information needed to be able to inspect, identify and repair problems with RV systems.”
Ewan McCaslandEwan McCasland
“Cooper made me feel comfortable in an unfamiliar group setting and I felt like I was his only student. Everything was talked about in layperson terms. Most excellent.”

2013 Graduate
“Mr. Cooper has assisted me in gaining confidence and knowledge to not only maintain my coach, but the ability to assist others…”, “His knowledge is shared at a level that is very easy to grasp and understand. Mr. Cooper’s ethics, integrity and compassion make him a great instructor and educator. He makes learning fun and interesting! I highly recommend.”