Get international certification as a Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)—the standard for river guides, instructors, and river runners. Build confidence, knowledge, and skills through hands-on practice and simulations.
You’ll gain tools for rescues, starting in easy rapids then challenging yourself in harder water and more complex situations. Become competent performing effective rescues with limited resources—and making smart decisions when river running.
Course format and overview
Equipment and clothing to bring
Join a scheduled course at one of our amazing training rivers or have our instructor travel to a river near you for group training.
Be sure to read our cancellation policy.
I took the 2 day swift water rescue course and it was amazing. I learned an incredible amount and the... read moreT. Watt 23 Oct 2018
The course was excellent, the instructor were engaging and delivered a well organized and through course for river rescue. ... read moreJames Leckie 20 Jul 2018
I was fortunate to join a wilderness first responder first aid course last winter and was so impressed with the... read morePaul Mason 13 Sep 2018
Excellent instructors. The situations were interesting and realistic. We did the WRT course at the Blakeney rapids and it was... read moreRobbie Mingay 24 May 2018
I took the 2-day Whitewater Rescue course and was thoroughly impressed with the quality of instruction and training. The time... read moreRobyn Stevens 17 Jul 2018