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Certified Guide Training & Other Programs

Becoming a "Registered Maine Whitewater Rafting Guide" is a challenging, rewarding, and time-honored profession!

Imagine running some of the most challenging whitewater in America, meeting new people, and experiencing the unmatched beauty of Maine! When you become a Registered Maine Rafting Guide all this will be yours - and Maine Whitewater can get you there!


General Program Information

In 2017, North Country Rivers is offering the whitewater rafting guide training May 15 – May 26, 2017 (CPR & Advanced First Aid will run from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, on May 15, at our Bingham, Maine base. The pre-training orientation meets in Bingham, Maine at 3:00 PM on May 15); Total cost for the training program is $100.00. CPR & Advanced First Aid is an additional $80 (paid to the instructor the day of the course).

After completion of the Whitewater Guide Training, you will take a written test administered by the State of Maine – Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, upon successful completion of the test, you will receive your license to be a Registered Maine Whitewater Guide, and are eligible to work as a Whitewater Guide for North Country Rivers. The State of Maine charges $100.00 to sit for the test, in addition the State of Maine charges $89 for your guide license, the license is good for three years and can be renewed upon expiration. Total cost for guide training, state testing and the three year state license is $289 ($100+100+89).

Documentation Requirements

To process your registration, North Country Rivers must receive the following from you:
* A North Country Rivers application form (downloadable by PDF below).
* A completed Guide Application form (downloadable by PDF below).
* Two copies of your current CPR and First Aid Certifications (provided by YOU).
* A non-refundable payment of $289.00 – by credit card, check or money order. Checks and money orders must be made payable to North Country Rivers).
IMPORTANT NOTES: In order to enroll in the 2017 guide training program, both copies of your CPR and First Aid Certifications must be valid through 2017. North Country Rivers will be holding an all day Advanced First Aid Course & CPR course on April 30 and May 15, 2017 to help assist in acquiring these necessary certifications. Please call to register.
ONE FINAL REMINDER: DO NOT send application forms to the State of Maine – Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
North Country Rivers
Attn: Guide Training
P.O. Box 633
Bingham, Maine 04920

Advanced First Aid & CPR Certifications:
– Saturday, April 30, 2017 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
* Location – Kennebec River Base – 36 Main St. – Bingham, Maine 04920
* North Country Rivers Staff and Guide Trainees only

North Country Rivers 2015 Whitewater Rafting Guide Training:
– May 15 – May 26, 2017: CPR and Advanced First Aid is offered on May 15,  from 8:00 AM – 3:00PM. The pre-training orientation is on Sunday, May 15th at 3:00 PM.
* Location – Kennebec River Base – 36 Main St. – Bingham, Maine 04920
* Participants in our guide training program must supply their own tent, sleeping bag and food. It is common for the trainees to cook meals together, we try to promote self sufficiency and team work. North Country Rivers supplies a camp site, all river gear, transportation during training and an all-star highly qualified training staff.

Advanced First Aid & CPR Certifications:
– Sunday, May 15, 2017 (8:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
* Location – Kennebec River Base – 36 Main St. – Bingham, Maine 04920
* North Country Rivers Staff and Guide Trainees only

Advanced Level II Guide Training on the Penobscot River:
– June 19, 20, 21, 22, 2017
* Location – North Country Rivers Penobscot River Base – 102 Millinocket Lake Rd (Baxter Park Road) – Millinocket Lake, Maine 04462
* North Country Rivers Staff and Graduates of our Level I Training only
* There is no charge for Advanced Level II Guide Training. Only current North Country Rivers staff and Graduates of North Country Rivers Level I training are eligible.


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Physical Address: Gadabout Gaddis Airport, 36 Main St, Bingham, Maine, USA, 04920
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 633 Bingham, Maine, USA, 04920
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