Rafting Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Rafting

Total 15 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

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Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: University of Calgary Outdoor Centre
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Calgary, Canada

Multi Day Raft Adventures

These family friendly easy trips are great for first timers or for a group of mixed ages and abilities. Some people can enjoy the trip from the comfort and security of a raft while others in your group can paddle it in a River Kayak!

Get out of the city and onto the moving water, join us on one of our Multi Day Raft Adventures. There is a wide range of options for excitment or relaxation. These trips are great for all ages and experience levels. Perfect for familys or a group trip! Plus if a member of your party is looking for that little extra excitment they can paddle along side in a River Kayak!

Whitewater Rafting

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: North Carolina State University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Raleigh, United States

Whitewater rafting skills and practices emphasizing safe river travel, minimal impact river camping techniques, and trip planning. Participate in one required weekend fieldtrip. Additional charge assessed for the fieldtrip. Refer to PackTracks for the current charge.

River Rafting

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian Tourism College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Surrey, Vancouver, Canada

River Rafting training courses and programs are available at Canadian Tourism College, or it can provide customized training on your request. Please visit the official website of Canadian Tourism College or call for details.

River Rafting

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: UAA Community & Technical College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Anchorage, United States

Introduces the most commonly used equipment, techniques, challenges, and risks found in the sport of river rafting. Includes instruction on equipment selection, trip planning, preparing to paddle/row and minimum impact practices with emphasis on risk assessment and risk management.

Rafting (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: San Juan College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Farmington, United States

Students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to independently plan and carry out a successful boat outing with a focus on rowing or paddling. The rafting and kayaking courses will prepare students to effectively row Class I to III whitewater. The courses are an American Canoe Association basic oarrafting, whitewater kayaking, and canoeing. Students will receive an ACA course completion card.

Whitewater Rafting Guide

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Pikes Peak Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Colorado Springs, United States

Meets the requirements of Colorado Statute 33-32-105.5 which provides for the minimum qualifications of professional whitewater rafting guides. The classroom portion includes a review of the logistics, equipment, clothing, safety considerations, risk management, outdoor ethics, river reading fundamentals, and leadership skills. The remainder of the course will be spent with a licensed outfitter practicing all related and required skills while on the river.

River Rafting

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: National Institute of Watersports
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Panjim, India

Want to learn River Rafting? National Institute of Watersports has such training program available, or provided River Rafting training courses in the past. It may also provide you a customized or flexible training solution according to your specific requirement. Please click on the training course title to find the contact information and discuss your study plan with National Institute of Watersports's representative directly.


Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Boise State University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Boise, United States

Basic skills of rafting. Covers safe handling, self-rescue skills, and helping or rescuing others. Students must be able to maintain themselves in deep water, fully clothed, for ten minutes

Whitewater Rafting

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Cuyahoga Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Brunswick, Cleveland, Parma, Westlake, United States

Introduction to outdoor activities including instruction and participation in specific areas such as whitewater rafting, canoeing, or sailing. Includes lecture sessions in preparation for outdoor experience. Activity may include weekend and/or overnight participation. Additional laboratory fees vary according to activity

Rafting (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Waiariki Institute of Technology
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Rotorua, Taupo, Tokoroa, Whakatane, New Zealand

Length: 1 semester. This qualification provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully guide and protect rafting clients to a Grade 3 level.

Introduction to Whitewater Rafting

Course Format: Online
School/Trainer: Parks and Recreation Management, Northern Arizona University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Flagstaff, United States

This course is experientially based, and will provide opportunities for skill, technique, and leadership development in whitewater rafting. Emphasis will be placed on technical skill development and environmental ethics related to water based recreation activities. Emphasis is on skill development. Spring or Summer.

Salmon Backpacking and Rafting

Course Format: Else
School/Trainer: National Outdoor Leadership School
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Driggs, United States

This course is designed for 14- and 15-year-olds who want to climb a peak and guide a paddle raft all in one action-packed month.
You’ll see two very different environments on this course—high alpine vistas in the craggy Lemhis or Beaverheads and deep canyons along the famous Salmon River in Idaho—while learning two very different skills.

For the backpacking section, you’ll learn map and compass skills, backcountry cooking, and Leave No Trace skills. You’ll also learn how to make decisions, develop confidence, and get along with your peers after a long day on the trail (we call this “expedition behavior?.

The Salmon River bisects the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Here you’ll travel on rafts and oar rigs learning basic river skills like scouting, paddle strokes, hazard evaluation, and rigging boats.

You’ll work hard, have fun, and return home with leadership skills to last a lifetime.

White Water Rafting

Course Format: Else
School/Trainer: Lagganlia Centre for Outdoor Education
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Kingussie, United Kingdom

River Rafting on the Spey is a very exciting activity for students of all ages.

It encourages team work, good listening and determination when the team is starting to feel a bit tired from paddling.

Before leaving the site, participants are issued with the correct gear and instructed to bring plenty food and drink as well as a change of clothes for the journey back.

Each raft is accompanied by a qualified instructor who instructs the students on paddling skills, voice commands and safety. The aim of the instructor is to make the activity as fun and exhilarating as possible while keeping the students motivated.

The section of river that is used is a good hour’s drive away but it instils that sense of adventure.


Course Format: Else
School/Trainer: The Outdoor Education Group
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Eildon, Moss Vale, Australia

River rafting is a great way to travel through some very special places. Whether undertaking a 2 week river journey in a remote area, carrying all equipment on white water rafts or a 2 hour rafting trip closer to home, rafting provides opportunities to explore some of the skills of teamwork, leadership and organisation in some unique and important environments.

Whitewater Rafting Guide

Course Format: Else
School/Trainer: Whitewater Voyages Guide Schools
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): El Sobrante, United States

Our 2½ and 5 day Guide School programs train you in the fundamental skills of:
Reading whitewater and maneuvering boats
Knot tying
Raft rigging
River signals
Safety put-in talks
Class V safety techniques
Equipment maintenance and repair
Wilderness cookery & menu planning
River conservation
In addition, a full range of state-of-the-art whitewater emergency and rescue procedures are covered, including:
Unwrapping rafts
Flipped-raft drills
Use of flip lines and toss bags
Swimming holes and rapids and in and out of eddies
Foot-entrapment rescue
Swiftwater crossings
Line-crossing options
Tyrolean rescue systems
Telfer-lower rescues
Z-pulley and piggyback tensioning systems
Helicopter rescue
Hypothermia prevention & treatment
Use of a complete first aid kit with emphasis on river-related injuries and problems
Guiding and supporting people in stressful situations.

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