The focus of this 3-day Rescue For River Runners Pro (R3-Pro) course is on the necessary knowledge and skills for river guides and kayakers that spend a good portion of their lives on the river in a professional capacity to choose good actions when a river rescue is necessary while on technical rivers (class III and higher).
R3-Pro is tailored to the specific needs of paddlers, their equipment, and the environment they are in. The energetic and physical curriculum wil lbe challenging and focused on quick reaction time with a thorough understanding of options and resources. There is no classroom session as this course assumes prior river knowledge from all participants.
Note: This course is not NFPA compliant nor will it meet the needs of professional groups such as fire or field services.
Rescue For River Runners Pro Course Details
Minimum 10. Maximum 12.
18+ years of age (16-17 with parental permission)
Strong swimming ability
Rescue for River Runners or proof of prior similar experience or training
Ability to paddle or raft class 3 water
Be actively involved in kayaking, rafting, river boarding or canoeing
In good physical condition
Repeat the entire course at a 15% discount every three years
Our private training courses ensure personalized hands-on training through human-based scenarios
If you have a group that would like to review their training together, the training maintenance program may be right for you.
Your group pays the instructor’s daily teaching fee and travel costs associated with bringing the instructor to your training location, along with an annual fee to be part of the maintenance program. This is generally a pretty reasonable approach for training departments because:
it allows us to deliver the training in small chunks every year, rather than in one big chunk every three years
it gives department members more annual hands-on time with their skills
new members can integrate into maintenance programs by jumping on an open course from our public schedule
We track your members, and their status on course content completion within a three year cycle, which mirrors a traditional three year recertification cycle. It’s an excellent value for the cost, and allows you to review your skills in your own backyard.
The training maintenance program replaces the need to recertifiy your training on a traditional three year recertification cycle.
This is an option to audit, or participate in a course for which you already hold a current certification – at no charge.
Take a look at our upcoming course schedule online and find a course location and time that works for you. Email or call us to sign up as an audit. Show up and take the course. It’s that simple.
Free audits do not extend your certification period in any way, but this is a great way to re-fresh your skills on a regular basis, in a safe, controlled environment with a qualified, insured instructor.