GTE Courses / Assessments

2017

January

  • 9 – 11 Jan: Guide and Trip Leader 3. Location: Río Trancura, Pucón-Chile. Instructors: Paulo Cartez. Bill Pura Vida. Organizer: Chile Rios- Entrenamientos y Capacitación Profesional. Pura Vida Treinamentos. Languages available: Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian. Details

February 

  • 24 – 2 March: Raft Guide Workshop, Class 3. River: Micos & Tampaon. Location: Ciudad Valles San Luis Potosí, México. Email for more info: Huaxteca & Ena
  • 25 – 26 Feb: Safety Craft Workshop. River: Dee, Llangollen – Class 3. Instructor: Joshua O’Brien. Contact emailDetails

March

  • 13 – 17 March: Raft guide training course and assessment. Sella River in Arriondas-Asturias-Spain. Grade 2-3. Instructor Eneko Yarza
  • 17 – 19 March: Guide, Trip leader from class 2 to 4. Paraibuna River, São Luis do Paraitinga- Sp, Brazil. Instructor: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida) instructor level 4. Details
  • 20 – 22 Mar: Guide and Safety Crafters Class 2 and 3. Mendoza River, Argentina. Instructors: Patricio Valsecchi and Fabian Roman. Email for more info
  • 20 Mar – 11 April: Guide course, Class 2 and 3, and assessment. Río Trancura, Pucón – Chile. Organizer: Chile RíosDetails
  • 25 – 26 March: Workshop & Assessment River Guide/ Trip Leader class 3 – Paiva River, Portugal. info: Alejandro C. Giordano. Contact
  • 27 – 29 March: Guide, Trip leader from class 2 and 3. Local: Jacaré Pepira River, Brotas- Sp, Brazil. Instructors: Bill Pura Vida and Massimo Desiati. Details
  • 27 – 31 March: Raft guide training course and assessment – Class 3. Struma River, Kresna Gorge. Instructors: Alexander Pastir, Davor Kos. Local organizer: Adventure NetDetails
  • 29 Mar – 2 Apr: Combo WRT-Pro Rescue 3 & Raft Guide class II-III exam. Genil River, Benamejí, Spain. Contact and Instructor: Alejandro C. Giordano
  • 31 Mar – 6 Apr: IRF GTE workshop & Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician Pro combined course. Tara River Canyon, Bosnia. Tara Raft. Training provider: Lapin koskikoulu. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Details

April

  • 4 – 7 April: IRF GT-E assessment workshop. Soca River, Slovenia. Instructor: Robert Kazik. Assisting: Matej Zapletal. Local Organizer: AdrenalineCentre. Languages:  Czech, Slovak, English.   Contact
  • 8 – 12 April: GTE Conference, Aoos River, Greece. Details
  • 10 – 14 April: IRF & Rescue 3 WRT PRO combined course. Venue Ahansal & Melloul Rivers, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco. Host Berber Rafting Adventures. Instructor & training provider Mark Hirst of Lapin Koskikoulu. Details
  • 12 – 13 April: Assessment for Guide and Trip Leader Grade 3. Place: Río Trancura, Pucón – Chile. Organized by: Chile Rios – Vocational Training
  • 17 – 22 April: Guide training programme & Rescue 3 whitewater rescue technician combined course run by Llangollen Outdoors, Llangollen, North Wales, UK. Instructors are Mark Hirst & Josh O Brien. Details.
  • 19 – 23 April: Guide Training course. Brasov, Romania. River: Buzau. Instructor: Sebastian Larcher. Contact: Mihai Mares +40 722415407
  • 20 – 23: IRF Guide & Trip Leader certification Class 3 – 4. Vrbas River, Banja Luka, BiH. Instructors: Alex Pastir and Davor Kos. English and Bosnian. Details
  • 21 – 30 April: IRF Guide Training Program and Assessment, Grade 2-3. Location: Salza and Enns River, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer, Lukas Strobl. Details.
  • 21 – 23 April; 28 April – 1 May; 4 May – 6 May = Weekend Course. IRF Guide Training Program and Assessment, Grade 2-3. Location: Salza and Enns River, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer, Lukas Strobl. Details.
  • 19 – 29 April: IRF Raft Guide training course. Depending on spring water flows courses typically take place on the Chilliwack, Thompson, Coquihalla, Nahatlach and Clearwater Rivers of British Columbia, Canada. Instructors: James Rodger and Tyler Williamson in conjunction with Thompson Rivers University Adventure Guide Program and the BCROA.  More info.
  • 24-28 April: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Esera river-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 3. Instructor and for details: Eneko Yarza
  • 26 – 30 April: Guides, Trip Leader, Safety Craft assessment up to class 4. Trancura River, Pucon, Chile. Languages: Spanish, English, Italian. Contact Details
  • 28 – 29 April: IRF guide assessment, Thompson Rivers University in Chilliwack British Columbia. Instructor: James Rodgers
  • 28 April – 7 May: IRF basic guide training course. Lofer, Austria. Host: Salzburg Rafting Association. Instructors: Sebastian Larcher, Tobias Hitzelsberger. Contact: Sebastian Larcher
  • 29 April – 1 May: Safety Kayaker training course and assessment. Esera river-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 3. Instructor and for details: Eneko Yarza
  • 29 April -1 May: IRF Exam class III & Rescue 3 WRT PRO combined course. Venue Genil River. Benamejí, Spain. Organizer Karma Turismo Activo. Contact: Alejandro C. Giordano

May

  • 1 and 5 May: Guide Assessments, Location: Salza and Enns River, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer, Lukas Strobl. Contact.
  • 1 – 9 May: Guide course class 3, (one day off in between for practicals). Inn River, Austria. Instructor and more info: Bijan Arbab
  • 1 – 5 May: Guide course. Location: Slovenia, Bovec, Soča river class II-IV. Language: English. Details.
  • 7 – 9 May: Trip Leader course. Location: Slovenia, Bovec, Soča river class II-IV. Language: English. Details.
  • 2 – 5 May: IRF Guide Training Program and Trip Leader Assessment, Grade 4. Location: Enns River, Austria. Instructor: Lukas Strobl. Contact: office or Lukas
  • 8 – 12 May: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Ara river-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 4. Instructor and for details: Eneko Yarza
  • 8 – 19 May: IRF Rafting guide training courses WWW3, Feel Free 6425 Haiming (Magerbach), Tyrol. More information: www.tiroler-raftingverband.at
  • 15 – 16 May: IRF Raft Guide and Trip Leader Assessments / work shop. Austria, Osttirol, St. Johann im Walde. Course language: English, Deutsch and Hungarian. Contact Bela.
  • 15 – 17 May: Safety Kayaker training course and assessment. Ara river-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 4. Instructor and for details: Eneko Yarza
  • 15 – 26 May: IRF Rafting guide training courses WWW3, Faszinatour Outdoorzentrum 6425 Haiming, Tyrol. More information: www.tiroler-raftingverband.at
  • 20 – 23 May: Workshop for Class 3/4 Guides and Safety Kayakers. Iceland, East Glacial River. Instructor: Anup Gurung
  • 22 – 24 May: IRF level 3 Assessment for Guides and Trip Leaders. Instructor – Gabriel Cote-Valiquette. Details
  • 22 – 26 May: IRF Instructor, Trip Leader, Guide & Safety Craft workshop. Venue: Isere River, Bourg Saint Maurice, France. Host: Essaonia Rafting. Instructors: Mark Hirst & Gaspar Goncz. Details
  • 23 – 28 May: Raft Guide Class 4 course on Dalaman River. Instructor: Vedat Vural
  • 25 May: Class 2 guide assessment, Isar River, Germany. Instructor and more info: Bijan Arbab
  • 26 May – 2 June: IRF, SRA ,WRT PRO guide course. Grandtully , Perthshire. Info

June

  • 1 – 4 June: Guide course class 4. Rivers: Inn (Austria & Switzerland), Sanna, Ötztaler Ache, + some surprises. Instructor and more info: Bijan Arbab
  • 5 – 11 June: IRF Guide training Program & Rescue 3 Whitewater rescue technician PRO combined workshop. Venue Kitka Joki River Ruka Finland. Host: Basecamp Oulanka. Instructor Mark Hirst of Lapin Koskikoulu. Details
  • 10 – 11 June: Raft Guide and Trip Leader certification course, Class 3. Vrbas, BiH. Instructor: Alex Pastir. Details
  • 13 – 15 June – POSTPONED to Oct due to flooding: Raft Guide and Trip Leader assessment (Grade 3), Sri Lanka for Ecoteam on the Kelani River. Instructor: Malcolm Durnan
  • 14 – 16 June: Raft Guide & Trip Leader Class 3. Tara River, BiH/Montenegro. Instructor: Alex Pastir. Details
  • 14 – 18 June: IRF workshop, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Host: 8 Adventures. Instructor: Mark Hirst
  • 21 – 22 June: IRF Guide Class 3 assessment. For AdventureNorway. Instructor: Malcolm Durnan

July

  • 8 – 9 July: Guide, Trip Leader and Instructor Grade 4. Tully River, Australia. Instructors: Andy Loxton Graham Maifredi. Organiser: Raging Thunder Adventures. Contact – Andy Loxton
  • 10 – 13 July: Guide course class 4. Rivers: Inn (Austria & Switzerland), Sanna, Ötztaler Ache, + some surprises. Instructor and more info: Bijan Arbab

August

  • 7 – 11 Aug: IRF Guide workshop, Class 3/4 & Rescue 3 WRT PRO. Tara & Piva Rivers, Bosnia. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Host: Tara-raft (Mirko ). Course cost €300 rescue 3 pack included. IRF Admin fees not included. Food & accommodation are available through Tara raft.

Sept

  • 9 – 22 Sept: Class 5 Pathway training course with IRF level 3 assessment. Instructors Ruaridh Stevenson and Sebastian Larcher. Assessor Andrew Kellet.  More information. Details. (See below for follow on course)
  • 10 -16 Sept: IRF Workshop Guide, TL, Instructor & Safety kayak & combined Rescue 3 Whitewater rescue technician PRO. Zanskar & Indus River, Leh ladakh, India. Host: Wet n Wild explorations . Instructor: Mark Hirst of Lapin koskikoulu and Gasper Goncz. Details
  • 17 – 22 Sept: IRF Basic Guide Training Course. River Findhorn, Scotland. Instructors: Jim Davis & Jamie MacManaway. Details
  • 20 Sept: IRF Raft Guide Assessment. River Findhorn, Scotland. Instructors: Jim Davis & Jamie MacManaway. Details
  • 20 – 21 Sept: IRF Trip Leader Assessment. River Findhorn, Scotland. Instructors: Jim Davis & Jamie MacManaway. Details
  • 17 – 22 Sept: IRF Instructor Assessment. River Findhorn, Scotland. Instructors: Jim Davis & Jamie MacManaway. Details
  • 17 – 22 Sept: IRF Assessor and Instructor Refresher. River Findhorn, Scotland. Instructors: Jim Davis & Jamie MacManaway. Details
  • 25 Sept – 20 Oct: Guide course Class 2, 3; Assessment 18, 19 Oct. Río Trancura, Pucón – Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz.  Organized by: Chile Ríos. English and Spanish. Details
  • 30th September – 13th October Class 5 Academy with IRF level 4 assessment. Instructors Ruaridh Stevenson and Sebastian Larcher. Assessor Andrew Kellet.  More information. Details.

October

  • 18 & 19 Oct: GTE Guide Assessment. Río Trancura, Pucón – Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz Organized by: Chile Ríos – www.chilerios.cl Languages: English and Spanish. Details

Completed courses:

2016

  • 21 – 23 Jan:  IRF Worshop, Guide, Trip Leader. Class 3 and 4/5. Fonce and Suarez Rivers, San Gil – Santander – Colombia. Contact  Instructor  – Cesar Díaz
  • 28 – 30 Jan: IRF grade II & III river guide assessment Ganga, Rishikesh, India. Host: Rescue India. Instructor: Bhupendra Singh Rana. Details
  •  3 – 7 Feb: RRC PRO & IRF grade 4/5 river guide assessment. River Pindar/Alaknanda, Uttarakhand, India. Host: Rescue India. Instructor: Bhupendra Singh Rana. Details
  • 7 – 11 March: Raft guide training course and assessment. Sella River in Arriondas-Asturias-Spain. Grade 2-3. Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 19 – 23 March: IRF guide & safety craft workshop. Atlas mountains, Morocco. Host: Berber Rafting Adventures. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Facebook event. For more info: contact Berber directly
  • 28 Mar – 1 Apr: Rafter guide training course. Struma River, class 3, Kresna Gorge, between Simitli and Kresna towns. Instructors: Alexander Pastir, Davor Kos. Local organizer : Adventure Net. Details
  • 3 – 8 April: Instructor Workshop, Marshyangdi River, Nepal. Host: Paddle Nepal. Instructors: Jim Coffey & Mark Hirst. Details.
  • 9 – 11 April: Guide, Trip Leader, Instructor Assessments. Dranse River, France. Assessor: Gaspar Goncz. Run by Swiss Rafting Federation. Details
  • 9 – 13 April: Safety Crafter and Instructor Assessments Extension. Dranse River, France. Assessor: Gaspar Goncz. Run by Swiss Rafting Federation. Details
  • 10 – 12 April: IRF guide course-assesment, Soca River in Bovec, Slovenia. Grade WW 3-4. Instructor Robert Kazik
  • 14 – 17 April: IRF Guide and Trip Leader Certification. Vrbas River,Banja Luka , Bosnia and Herzegovina. Details
  • 19 – 21 April: GT&E Instructor and Assessor Conference. Details
  • 23 – 24 April: Rescue Race. Run by IRF GT&E Head, Gaspar Goncz. Details
  • 25 – 27 & 28 – 30 April: IRF River Guide Assessment Grade 2/3, Nam Wa River, Nan, Thailand. Host – Rescue India. Instructor – Bhupendra Singh Rana. Details
  • 25-29 April: Raft and Safety Craft Certification Workshop , Wildalpen – Assessments for class 3 and class 4/5 Assessor: Gaspar Goncz
  • 25 – 30 April. Guide II and Guide III course and assessment, South of France and North of Spain. Instructors: Adrie Dekker, Lennart Bervoets and Matthijs Groeneveld. Details
  • 25 – 30 April: Guide training programme & Rescue 3 whitewater rescue technician combined course. Host. Llangollen Outdoors, Llangollen, North Wales, UK. Instructors. Mark Hirst & Josh O Brien. Details
  • 1 – 8 May: Guide course, Class 3. Inn River, Austria. Contact Instructor Bijan Arbab for more details. TL assessments, SRT-courses possible on request.
  • 2 – 7 May: Trainee Guide course.Hvitá River, Iceland. Instructor: Gabriel Cote-Valiquette
  • 10 – 13 May: 4 days IRF guide training and class 3 guide assessment, Engadin Valley, Switzerland. Class 4/5, TL, Instructor assesments available on request. Details. Details Contact Ru at info@adventure-logic.com or complete inquiry form on adventure-logic.com.
  • 22 – 27 May: Guide and Safety Kayak Workshop + combined Rescue 3 International Whitewater Rescue Technician Course. Isere & surrounding rivers. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Host: Essonia rafting.
  • 22 – 27 May: IRF guide and Rescue 3 course. Grandtully, Scotland. Details
  • 24-30.May. Cl.3 Guide Training and certification, Dalaman River, Turkey. Instructor: Vedat Vural
  • 26 – 29 May: Guide course Class 4/5. Rivers: inn (Austria & Switzerland), Sanna, ötztaler ache, + some surprises. Contact Instructor Bijan Arbab for more details. TL assessments, SRT-courses possible on request.
  • 8 – 12 June: IRF Guide and Trip Leader workshop, class 3. Kiev, Ukraine . Instructor and details: Mark Hirst. Host: Kiev Kayaks.
  • 27 June – 1 July 2016: Raft guide training course and assessment. Esera river in the Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 3. Instructor: Eneko Yarza
  • 5-6 Sept: Guide certification. Jatunyacu & Quijos Rivers, Ecuador. Instructor 4/5 IRF: Tarquino Yanguez
  • 5-9 Sept: Raft guide, Safety Kayak and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Noguera Pallaresa river in the Pyrenees, Sort-Catalunya. Grade 3. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza for more details. Host: Rafting Catalunya.
  • 18 – 23 Sept: Raft Training, Assessment & Instructor/Assessor Workshop. River Findhorn, Scotland. Assessor: Jim Davis. Full details.
  • 18 Sept – 1 Oct: IRF Raft Guide Assessment, Class 4/5. Zambezi River – 12 river days includes Moemba falls. Instructors: Sebastian Larcher, Andrew Kellet and Ruaridh Stevenson. Details
  • 3-7 Oct: Raft guide, Safety Kayak and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Alto Ebro river in Arroyo-Cantabria-Spain. Grade 2-3. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza for more details. Host: Cantabria Activa.
  • 17 – 18 Oct: Guide Training Program.
  • 20 – 21 Oct: IRF Grade 4 Guide and Trip Leader Assessment on the Zambezi River. Instructors: Lukas Strobl and Sebastian Larcher.
  • 20-26 October – Raft Guide Full Training Program – Cd. Valles, México – more info: www.huaxteca.com
  • 22 – 24 Oct: Guide, trip leader and instructor certification from class 2 to 4 available. Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian. Location: Cubatao River, Santo Amaro da Imperatriz-Santa Catarina-Brazil (Ativa rafting company base). Instructors: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida), Massimo Desiati. Details
  • 27 – 29 Oct: IRF grade 3 & 4 River Guide, TL, Safety Craft assessment. Location: River Pindar/Alaknanda, Karanprayag, UKD,  India. Host: Rescue India. Instructor: Bhupendra Singh Rana. Details
  • 3 – 5 Nov: IRF Grade 3 River Guide Certificate (and basic CPR). Location: Paraibuna river, Três Rios city, Brasil (Aventur Rafting). Instructor: Bill Pura Vida. English and Portuguese. Full Details
  • 10 – 12 Dec: Guide and Trip Leader Class 4 assessment. Río Trancura, Pucón-Chile. Instructors: Joe Willie Jones, Bill Pura Vida and Paulo Cartez. Details
  • 14 – 15 Dec: Guide – Trip leader class II, III and IV Workshop. Location: Rio Mendoza – Potrerillos, Mendoza. Contact: Mario Mateo
  • 19 – 21 Dec: Guide and Trip Leader Class 3 assessment. Río Trancura, Pucón-Chile. Instructors: Bill Pura Vida and Paulo Cartez. Details
  • 20-24Dec: Raft Guide/ Trip Leader and Safety Craft Workshop/ Assessment, Class 4. Instructor: Nim B Magar on the Marshyangdi River, Nepal.

2015

  • 19- 23 Jan: Guide Course and Assessment. Fonce + Suarez Rivers , San Gil – Santander – Colombia. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 24,25 Jan: Guide and Trip Leader workshop Class 3, Paiva River, Portugal. Contact Instructor Alejandro Cuellar
  • 2 Mar: Guide Workshop at Juramento River (class III), Argentina. Host is Salta Rafting. Contact Instructor: Grillo Bartha
  • 26 Mar – 7 Apr: Raft Guide Course – Trancura River, Pucon, Chile. Instructor: Ermin Volke
  • 31 Mar – 2 Apr: Guide training and certification. Struma River, Kresna, Simitli, Bulgaria. Details
  • 13 – 17 Apr: Raft guide training course and assessment. Gállego River in Murillo de Gállego-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 3. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza
  • 14 – 15 Apr: Guide and Trip Leader Assessments. Rio Quijos, Napo Province,  Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Ýanqüez
  • 15 – 22 Apr: IRF raftguide,trip leader & safety kayak workshop. Ahansal River, Morocco. Assessments for class 3 upwards. Host: Berber Rafting Adventures. Instructor Mark Hirst
  • 16 – 19 Apr: IRF Guide & Trip Leader Training and certification. Vrbase River, Banja Luka, BiH. Details
  • 20 – 24 Apr: IRF GT&E course. Hvita, Iceland. Private course.
  • 24 – 25 Apr: IRF Stadium Guide Workshop. Augsburg, Germany.
  • Instructors: Arnd Schaeftlein and Peter Micheler.
  • 18 – 19, 24 – 26, 30 Apr – 2 May: Weekend, Level 3, Raft Guide Course. Salza River, Styria, Austria. In German. Contact Instructor: Wolfgang, for details.
  • 25 Apr – 2 May:  Raft Guide Course Level 3, Salza River, Styria, Sustria.  In German. Contact Instructor: Wolfgang, for details.
  • 1 – 3 May: 4/5 Guide & TL certification and Safety Kayaker workshops at Viking Rafting, Iceland. Instructors and contact: Chris Doyle-Kelly and Anup Gurung
  • 1 – 2 May:  16h00. First Aid Course, Salza River, Styria, Austria. In German. Contact Instructor: Wolfgang, for details.
  • 1 – 4 and 9 – 12 May: Class 3 Guide course, Inn River, Austria. Contact/Instructor: Bijan Arbab. (2 day outdoor-first-aid course (16 hrs) on the days in between!!!)
  • 3 – 4 May:  Raft Guide Assessment, Level 3, Salza River, Styria, Austria. In German. Contact Instructor: Wolfgang, for details.
  • 3 – 8 May:  6 day IRF/SRA guide course on River Tay, Scotland. Details
  • 3 – 10 May:  Trip Leader / Class 3 Guide training and certification programme. Melen River, Turkey. Instructor: Vedat Vural
  • 4 – 5 May: Guide and Trip Leader workshop, Level 4/5. Enns River, Styria, Austria. In German. Contact Instructor: Lukas Strobl, for details.
  • 4 – 5 May: Trip Leader Workshop. North Wales. Full. Instructor: Mark Hirst
  • 5 – 10 May:  Guide,  TL, and IRF Instructor Certification Workshops at Sierra Rescue, Truckee, California, USA and Cascade Raft & Kayak, Payette River, Idaho, USA. Instructor: Joe Willie Jones.  Registration and Details
  • 6 – 8 May: Trip Leader and Instructor Assessment, Level 4/5. Enns River, Styria, Austria. In German. Contact Instructor: Lukas Strobl, for details.
  • 8-10. May: IRF Instructor Certification Workshop. Steiermark, Austria. Contact/ Instructor: Gaspar Goncz
  • 9 – 19 May: Class 3 Guide Training Course. Tyrolean Rafting Association. Details.
  • 11 – 15 May: Raft guide training course and assessment. Ara River in Torla-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 4. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 16 – 26 May:  Class 3 Guide Training Course. Tyrolean Rafting Association. Details.
  • 17 – 28 May: Guide, TL, and IRF Instructor Certification Workshops on the Green and Arkansas Rivers, USA.  Dvorak Expeditions, Nathrop, Colorado, USA. Instructor: Joe Willie Jones.
  • 9 – 10 June: Class 3  Guide Workshop, Rovaniemi, Finland. Host: Routa Rafting. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Contact email
  • 12 – 15 June: Class 4/5 Guide Course, on Sanna, Ötztaler Ache, Inn (AT), Inn (CH) Rivers. Contact/Instructor: Bijan Arbab
  • 14 – 21 June: Trip Leader Class 3,  Guide training and certification programme. Dalaman River, Turkey. Instructor: Vedat Vural
  • 17 – 19 June: Class 3 Trip Leader Workshop. Kuusamo, Finland. Host Finnish Rafting Association. Instructor Mark Hirst.
  • 24 – 26 June: Class 4/5 Guide and Instructor Certification Workshop. Yoshino River, Japan  Host: Happy Raft. Instructors Joe Willie Jones and Yasou Homma.
  • 28 – 30 June: Guide, Trip Leader Workshop. Durance, Ubaye, France. Instructor: Pieter Bekkers, Dirk Ladiges. Details in Dutch. Details in English
  • 30 June – 1 July: Guide and Trip Leader Assessments. Jacques-Cartier River, Tewkesbury section, Quebec City, Canada. Instructor and contact: Westley Grenon
  • 30 June: Guides Cl 3 Assessment. Ciudad Valles, San Luis Potosí. Instructors: Ena Buenfil & Enrique Aguado
  • 20 July: Training. 26 – 27 July: Assessment for Guide certification. Rio Upano,  Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yángüez. Details
  • 25 – 28 Aug:  Guide and Trip Leader Class 3 and 4/5 3 day Course, 1 day assessment. Isarco River, Sud Tirol. Instructor and details: Fabian Bonanno
  • 31 Aug- 4 Sept: Raft Guide training course and assessment. Ésera River in Campo-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 3. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza
  • 3 – 7 Sept: Safety Kayaker, Guide and TL Workshop. Indus & Zanskar rivers Ladakh India. Hosts: Wet n Wild Explorations. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Details
  • 7th – 11th Sept: GTE Workshop. Alto Ebro River in Arroyo village, Cantabria, Spain. Contact Eneko Yarza.
  • 12 – 17 Sept: GTE Guide course. Hosts: River Pirates. Contact Instructor Mark Walker Adamson
  • 19 – 24 Sept: Guide and Instructor courses; Guide and Trip Leader Assessments. Ace Adventures, Scotland. Full details.
  • 21 –  25 Sept: GTE Workshop on Mijares River in Montanejos village, Valencia, Spain. Contact Eneko Yarza.
  • 22 – 29 Sept: Guide Assessment, Cetina River, Croatia. Details
  • 2 – 4 and 9 – 11 Oct: Raft Guide Course and Assessment. Omiš, River Cetina, Croatia. Details
  • 11, 17 and 18 Oct: IRF Class 2 Rafting Course and Assessment on Kinugawa River, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Hosts: NAOC. Contact Instructor Hugo Lambertucci
  • Various Class 3 and Class 4/5 Workshops and Assessments on Maipo River, Region Metropolitana, Chile.  Host: Cascada de las Animas.  Contact Instructor Joe Willie Jones for specific dates.
  • 9 – 11 Dec: IRF Worshop, Guide, Trip Leader, Safety Crafter. Class II and III. Rio Mendoza, Argentina. Hosts: Potrerillos Explorer. Instructor and contact for more information is Mario Mateo

2014

  • 23 – 25 Feb: Raft Guide and Safety Kayaker Workshop. Bhote Koshi, Nepal. Details
  • 3 – 5 Mar: Raft Guide and Safety Kayaker Workshop. Marshyandi, Nepal. . Details
  • 1 – 14 April: Raft Guide Training Course. Struma River, Kresna – Simitli, Bulgaria. Details
  • 10 – 13 April: Guide & Trip Leader Workshop, Vrbas River, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Details
  • 21 – 25 April: Guide Course and Assessment. Gállego River (class III), Murillo de Gállego-Huesca, Spain. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 2 – 8 May: Scotland. Participants receive White Water Rescue Technician certification (new swift water rescue technician), and both IRF and SRA certification. Contact
  • 5 – 9 May: Guide Course and Assessment. Ara River (class IV), Murillo de Gállego-Huesca, Spain. Contact Instructor  Eneko Yarza.
  • 6 – 8 May: Guide certification, Rio Quijos, Napo province; Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yángüez
  • 7 – 9 May: Guide/TL Workshop at Viking Rafting in Iceland. Instructors: Chris Doyle-Kelly and Anup Gurung.
  • 17 – 18 May: Guide and Trip Leader workshop Class 3; Tâmega river, Portugal;  Contact
  • 19  – 23 May: Guide training program, Harriniva, Muonio, Finland. Instructor Mark Hirst. Contact
  • 26 – 28 May: Class 3 Guide & trip leader workshop, Harriniva, Muonio, Finland. Instructor Mark Hirst. Contact
  • 2 – 5 June: Class 3 Guide & Trip Leader Workshop, Juuma, Oulun Lääni, Finland. Instructor: Mark Hirst. ContactRaft Team Kuusamo
  • 8 – 12 June: Guide training program, Harriniva, Muonio, Finland. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Contact
  • 12 – 20 June: Guide training program. Turkey. Instructor Vedat Vural. Details
  • 28 – 30 June: Guide & Trip Leader Workshop, Durance, France. Details
  • 1 – 2 July: Guide and Trip Leader workshop Class 3; Sjoa River, Norway; Contact
  • 13 – 20 July: Guide Course Class 3; Dalaman River, Turkey; Contact
  • 14-18th July: Guide Training Program & Class 3 workshop. Muonio,  Finland.  Contact
  • 11 – 13 August: Instructor Certification Workshop to be held in Tirol, Austria. Organized by Tyrolean Rafting Association and run by IRF Head of Guide Training & Education – Gaspar Goncz. Contact Gaspar
  • 2-4. Sept: Certification Workshop Canada – Quebec, Jacque-Cartier river. Instructor: Gaspar Goncz
  • 3 – 7 Sept: Guide Course and Assessment. Eisack + Ahr Rivers , Issinger Weiher – Bruneck, Sud Tirol – Alps. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 8 – 10 Sept: Safety craft course (kayak), Zanskar River, Ladakh, India. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Host: Wet n Wild Explorations. Contact
  • 11 – 13 Sept: Guide & trip leader workshop. Zanskar River, Ladakh, India. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Host: Wet n Wild Explorations. Contact
  • 14-16. Sept: IRF Instructor Certification Workshop, Tirol, Austria.
  • 22 – 26 Sept: Guide Course and Assessment. Gállego River (class III), Murillo de Gállego-Huesca, Spain. Contact Instructor  Eneko Yarza.
  • 23 – 28 Sept: Guide Course and Assessment. Croatia, Omiš, Cetina River (class II-III). Full details
  • 3-12 of Oct: Guide Training Program, Iran. Contact Kianoosh
  • 12 – 17 of Oct: Guide course and Guide/Trip Leader Assessment. Findhorn River, Scotland. Details
  • 19 – 20 Oct: Guide certification. Rio Pastaza, Napo Pastaza; Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yángüez. Details
  • 24 – 28 Oct: Guide course and certification, Tara River, Bosnia. Instructor: Alex Pastir. Details
  • 25 – 27 Nov: Rio Quijos, Napo Province,  Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yángüez. Details
  • 26 – 30 Nov: Safety kayak and raft guiding certification. Villa Pehuenia, Neuquen, Argentina.  Instructors: Fabian Roman, Patricio Valsecchi. Contact
  • 8 – 29 Nov: Rio Mendoza, Potrerillos, Mendoza, Argentina. Contact: Mario
  • 9,30 Nov: IRF Guide and Trip Leader Workshop Class III; Rio Paiva, Espiunca, Portugal Contact: Alejandro C. Giordano 
  • 1 – 2 Dec: Safety craft training program – kayak. Marshyangdhi River, Nepal. Contact Instructor  Mark Hirst
  • 3 – 5 Dec: Guide & Trip leader workshop class 4-5, Nepal.  Contact Instructor  Mark Hirst
  • 15 – 17 Dec: IRF Guide assessment. Instructor: Sukra lama

2013

  • 3-12 of Oct: Guide Training Program, Iran. Contact Kianoosh
  • 12 – 17 of Oct: Guide course and Guide/Trip Leader Assessment. Findhorn River, Scotland. Details
  • 19 – 20 Oct: Guide certification. Rio Pastaza, Napo Pastaza; Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yángüez. Details
  • 24 – 28 Oct: Guide course and certification, Tara River, Bosnia. Instructor: Alex Pastir. Details
  • 30 March – 6 April: Training and certification Course (Class 3 river), Melen River, Turkey. In Turkish only. Contact Vedat.
  • 26 Jan – 3 Feb: Class 3 Guide Course and Assessment. Melen River, Turkey. Contact Vedat Vural
  • 23 Jan – 1 Feb: Guide Course and Assessment. Scotland. Contact Scottish Rafting Association
  • 28 – 31 Jan:  Guide Course and Assessment. Ganga River, Rishikesh, India. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza
  • 1 – 2 April: IRF Assessment, Banos, Ecuador. Details
  • 2 – 6 April: IRF Guide Training Course, Struma River, Kresna Gorge, Bulgaria. Details
  • 10 – 12 April: IRF Certification Workshop, Tui, Pontevedra, Spain/Portugal. Details 
  • 23 – 28 April: Guide course and IRF assessment, Cetina, Croatia. Details
  • 5 – 11 May: Training and certification Course (Class 3 river), Melen River, Turkey. In English and Turkish. Contact Vedat.
  • 14 – 16: Guide – Trip Leader Workshop; San Luis Potosí, México; Details
  • 20 – 23 May: Guide, Trip Leader, Instructor Course. Durance – Ubaye, France. Details
  • 22 – 24. May. IRF Certification Workshop Canada – Ottawa/Petawawa River. Contact Jim Coffey
  • 27 – 29. May. IRF Certification Workshop Canada – RougeRiver. Contact Jim Coffey
  • 29 May – 2 June. IRF Guide Training & Certification – Vrbas, BiH. Details
  • 1 – 5 June. Guide Class 4/5 Course and Assessment. Çoruh River in Turkey. Contact Vedat
  • 21 – 16 July: Instructor Certification Workshop, Iceland. Contact Gaspar
  • 31 Jul – 2 Aug: Guide Training Course and Certifiction, Cape Town, South Africa. Contact Gravity
  • 2 – 3 Sept: IRF Guide and Trip Leader Workshop, Grade 3, Sjoa, Norway. Details
  •  2 – 6 Sep: Guide Course & Assessment. Gállego River, Murillo de Gállego-Huesca, Spain. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 25,26,28,29 Sept: Guide course. Croatia. Instructor: Toni Poljak
  • 5,6,12,13 Oct: Guide course. Croatia. Instructor: Toni Poljak
  • 18 – 21 Oct: Raft Guide Grade 3 Assessment. Rioni River, Georgia. All invited. Contact Vedat Vural
  • 1 – 3 Nov: Rafting and safety crafter GTP. Rio Atuel, Mendoza, Argentina. Details
  • 18 – 20 Nov: 3 day IRF Instructor Workshop. In Scotland. Contact Steve  or see here for full details.
  • 22 – 23 Nov: Certification Workshop. San Rafael, Río Atuel y Diamante o Grande, Argentina. Details
  • 3 – 5 Dec: Guide assessment for Class 4/5 rivers on  the Bhote Koshi River in Nepal. Contact Sukra Lama for full details.
  • 16 – 18 Dec: Class raft guide and safety kayaker workshop. Juramento River, Salta, Argentina. Contact Grillo Barthaburu for more details.

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