|GUIDE TRAINING HAS BEEN DELAYED DUE TO THE STATE OF MAINE’S STAGED RE-OPENNING OF THE MAINE ECONOMY.
We encourage all individuals that are interested in our 2020 Guide Training to download and fill-out the North Country Rivers application and the Registered Maine Whitewater Guide Application. You can email the applications to email@example.com. We will notifiy you when the new guide training dates are authorized. Download links for both applications are at the bottom of this page.
Spring Guide Training
(1) Pre-training orientation meets at our base in Bingham, Maine at 3:00 PM on Friday. On-River training will begin on Saturday, and continue through the next Sunday. (Dates to be determined).
CPR, First Aid and Written Examination:
CPR & Advanced First Aid will run from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, on Monday, at our base in Bingham, Maine. (Date to be determined).
Whitewater guide written examination – After completion of the Whitewater Guide Training, First Aid and CPR, 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 Raft Guide for North Country Rivers.
Total cost for the training program is $100.
In addition, the Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife charges $100 to take the written examination. After passing your written exam, you will have the opportunity to purchase your Registered Maine Whitewater Guide License. The cost for the 3 year guide license is $89. Both fees (exam and license) are paid to the Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife at the time of your test.
Payment option #1 is a $100 deposit to confirm registration; exam fees ($100) and license fees ($89) are paid directly to the Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife on the date of your written test (Date to be Determined).
Payment Option #2 is $100 deposit to confirm registration, the test fee and guide licesne can be off-set with guided days and base work after you receive your guide license.
North Country Rivers accepts all major credit and debit cards, checks or money orders. Checks and money orders must be made payable to North Country Rivers.
To process your registration, North Country Rivers must receive the following from you:
ONE FINAL REMINDER: DO NOT send application forms to the State of Maine – Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
EMAIL ALL FORMS TO firstname.lastname@example.org
PAYMENT CAN BE MADE OVER THE PHONE WITH A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD