Our Registered Maine Whitewater Rafting Guide Training is the best in the state! The training is a 10-day course structured around the instruction of technical strokes, maneuvers, river knowledge, river safety and group leadership achieved through on-the-water whitewater skills, which prepares you better than any other guide training program to pass the State of Maine written exam. After completion of our Whitewater Guide Training program, you will take the written test administered by the State of Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife held at Northeast Whitewater. After successful completion of the written test, you will receive your Registered Maine Whitewater Guide license, and be eligible to work for Northeast Whitewater immediately.
The State of Maine charges $100 to take the written test and $89 for your 3-year guide license, which is separate from the raft guide training course cost. Ask us about combining one of our Registered Maine Guide Training Programs with Swiftwater Rescue, Wilderness First Aid training or Whitewater Instruction in Canoeing and Kayaking for optimum whitewater skills and development in the outdoor education field.
Level 1 Guide Training Program Pricing
Three weekends in May – 10 days total
Friday May 12 at 6PM – Sunday May 14 6PM
Friday May 19 at 6PM – Sunday May 21 6PM
Friday May 26 at 6PM – Monday May 29 6PM
Northeast Whitewater – $425
Ready to sign up for whitewater raft guide training? Book Now! In order to sign up for Northeast Whitewater Rafting Level I Guide Training, you must provide the following:
- Northeast Whitewater Application Form
- Completed State of Maine Guide Application Form
- Current CPR and First Aid certifications or enroll in one of our Wilderness First Aid & CPR Courses
- Non-refundable deposit of $212.50.
- State of Maine licensing exam May 30, 2023 in the morning at Northeast Whitewater.
Level 2 Guide Training Program Pricing
Free to Northeast employees and graduates of Level I training.
Level 2 Guide Training is offered to Northeast Whitewater Rafting staff and Level I graduates only.