Fall 2018 Spring Raft Guide Training

In 2018, North Country Rivers is offering our Spring whitewater raft guide training on the following dates – May 18-28, 2018.

Spring Guide Training – May 18-28, 2018:

(1) Pre-training orientation meets at our base in Bingham, Maine at 3:00 PM on Friday, May 18. On-River training begins on Saturday, May 19 and continues through (May 27).

CPR, First Aid and Written Examination:

CPR & Advanced First Aid will run from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, on Monday, May 28 at our base in Bingham, Maine.

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 Guide for North Country Rivers.

Total cost for the training program is $100.

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 (May 28, 2018).

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.

* Participants in our guide training program can camp out at our base in Bingham, Maine. Tent sites are provided at no cost, platform tents and bunkhouse cabins may be used based on availability. Discounted meals (breakfast and dinner buffet) can be purchased from our restaurant. North Country Rivers supplies all river gear, transportation during training and an all-star highly qualified training staff.

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) or you can register for our CPR & Advanced First Aid Course (May 28, 2018)

* Payment of $100

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

North Country Rivers