Athens, Texas| October 5-7*, 2018

The 5th Annual NRVIA Conference is headed to a new location this year, Athens, Texas at the National RV Training Academy and Texan RV Park. We will hold our RV Inspector Conference on October 5 – 7, 2018 with additional training opportunities offered by Aqua-Hot, Dometic and Lippert Components. Please see the full schedule of offerings with dates below. ALL Events will be held at the Big Red School House and Community Center at the Texan RV Park in Athens, Texas. Due to space limitations along with other training events taking place, there are limited seats for the additional training opportunities.

Certified RV Inspectors and those dreaming of becoming a Certified RV Inspector or those just looking to learn more about NRVIA and our program, our dynamic speakers and technical presentations will provide you with the most current information and training you need to succeed in your RV Inspection business! Camping and lodging options are at the bottom of this page.

SEPT. 30-OCT. 4, NRVIA ADVANCED INSPECTOR TRAINING (LEVEL 2) 16 CEUs:   For those of you Level 1 Inspectors looking to take your training to the next level and would like to take your Level 2 class while you’re in Athens, TX for Conference, please visit the Level 2 Advanced Class Sign-Up page to register and secure your seat today. This date option near the conference has sold out each year about 2 weeks before class, so get your seat now! Limited seating of 10 students.


OCT. 2, AQUA-HOT CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN TRAINING 8 CEUs:   Register for a full day of training with Aqua-Hot’s Certified Training class! Registration for this course is available at The class is $200 per person and has limited seating so register today! Limited to first 35 registrants. As of 8/9/18, there are 17 seats left.


OCT. 3-4, DOMETIC ADVANCED TRAINING ACADEMY up to 16 CEUs:   Dometic’s two-day training program will focus on the operation, common issues and accurate diagnosis of a wide range of Dometic/Atwood products. You can select up to 4 modules/products to attend: Air Conditioners, Refrigeration, Furnaces and Water Heaters and will earn 4 CEUs for each module. Modules are priced at $75 each and are limited to 20 participants, so please reserve your spot early. Lunch is not included but can be purchased for an additional fee by contacting Stephanie Henson at To register, please download the registration form and submit to Dometic Training staff. For questions, please call 574-294-2511, option 4, then option 6. Limited to first 25 registrants per module. As of 8/9/18, the classes are full.


OCT. 5-7, RV INSPECTOR CONFERENCE 18 CEUs:   Whether you attended the past four years or not, you will want to make plans to attend this year’s Conference! We will begin on Friday evening, with a special Kick-Off event hosted by NRVIA President Terry Cooper! You won’t want to miss this special time to reconnect with others, honor the 2018 NRVIA Award Recipients and dig into some fine barbecue! Saturday and Sunday will be full of technical sessions taught by our very own Level 2 Certified RV Inspectors. Vendor Sessions will also be held during these days. Limited to first 290 registrants (including spouses).

Register for Inspector Only Ticket here:

Register for Inspector plus Guest Ticket here:


No automatic alt text available.OCT. 8-9, LIPPERT COMPONENTS TRAINING 16 CEUs:   We are super excited to add Lippert Components to our Conference training this year! They’ve agreed to hold their 2 day training class immediately following the RV Inspector Conference to cover system training on Leveling, Slide-Outs, Awnings and OneControl (myRV). Registration is available to Conference attendees only and can be purchased only after you’ve signed up for conference. Once you’ve bought your conference ticket, please email to request an invoice for this training class. The first 60 Inspectors to request a ticket who’ve paid for their conference tickets will be emailed an invoice for payment on the Lippert class. Limited to first 60 registrants. As of 8/9/18, there are 18 seats left.




Here are some of the area hotels and campgrounds in Athens, TX.

Texan RV Park (Event Location)
9024 Hwy 175 W
Athens, TX 75751
Please call in to reserve your camping spot. As of 4/25/18, the park is FULL for hook-up spots and only has dry camping available. They can, however, recommend other area parks for you to contact if you need hook-ups. They will allow generator use in the dry camping spots.

Super 8 Athens (5 miles from Conference location and in town)
205 US Highway 175 W
Athens, TX 75751

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (7.5 miles from Conference location and in town)
1119 E. Tyler Street
Athens, TX 75751