2020 Spring Raft Guide Training, CPR & First Aid

In 2020, North Country Rivers is offering our Spring whitewater raft guide training on the following dates:

Spring Guide Training – May 15-25, 2020:

(1) Pre-training orientation meets at our base in Bingham, Maine at 3:00 PM on Friday, May 15. On-River training begins on Saturday, May 16 and continues through Sunday, May 24.

CPR, First Aid and Written Examination:

CPR & Advanced First Aid will run from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, on Monday, May 25 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 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 (May 25, 2020).

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.

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 25, 2020)

* 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