We are offering an International Rafting Federation workshop for river guides, trip leaders, and instructors facilitated by Mark Hirst of Lapin Koskikoulu. This course is intended for active river guides and whitewater professionals looking to increase their education and earn a certification that can be used for guiding, trip leading, and instructing whitewater internationally.

These workshops are only open to experienced and professional river guides. The training will take place on rivers in and around Hood River, Oregon.

Raft Guide and Safety Craft (Levels 2, 3, and 4)

This course covers the fundamentals of commercial river guiding and/or safety boating. Upon successfully passing a qualification, an International Rafting Federation Certificate will be issued.

Working with Safety Kayakers

Working with Safety Kayakers

Trip Leader (Levels 2, 3, and 4)

This course covers the fundamentals of trip leading for commercial rafting trips. Upon successfully passing a qualification, an International Rafting Federation Certificate will be issued.

Training as a Raft Trip Leader

Training as a Raft Trip Leader

Raft and Safety Craft Instructor (Levels 3 and 4)

This course is offered for whitewater professionals interested in being an International Rafting Federation raft or safety craft instructor. Upon successfully passing a qualification, an International Rafting Federation Certificate will be issued.

IRF Raft Guide Instructor Course

IRF Raft Guide Instructor Course

About Mark Hirst

Mark is an international rafting and safety instructor who teaches courses for Rescue 3 Europe and the International Rafting Federation. He is originally from Manchester, England and is now based in Finland. He currently teaches river guide and safety courses in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Nepal, India, and Morocco. Learn more about Mark's philosophy on this Lapin Koskikoulu Blog.

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