First Aid and CPR training class will be offered the Saturday following the course for those who need be certified or renew. Current CPR and First Aid cards are required to guide in Colorado.

The Division of Parks and Wildlife regulates outfitter licensing and commercial boating on public rivers throughout the state of Colorado. All students must successfully complete the following required training elements to obtain river guide qualification.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Rigging & Maneuvering the Vessel
  • River Currents, Eddies, and Waves
  • River Hazards
  • Types & Causes of River Rapids
  • Scouting & Running Rapids
  • River Rescue & Emergency Procedures
  • Minimizing Outdoor Recreation Resource Impacts
  • Proper Fit, Wearing & Use of Personal Floatation Device (PFD)