Rafting Operator Accreditation

Overview

The Rafting Operator Accreditation (ROA) is a credential issued by the International Rafting Federation (IRF) to operators that offer rafting guided or instructional services. The purpose of the system is to provide a means of recognizing operators that meet or exceed internationally accepted safety, quality, and environmental standards. The process consists of a period of self-evaluation against published standards, a peer-review by an expert committee, and a site-visit by a trained assessor.

Apply to be assessed

Step 1 – Operator completes the Application Form. Once we have received and assessed their form we contact them re the next step.

Step 2 – Operator pays the Application Fee. Once we have the Application Fee we send them the Self-Evaluation Form/s.

Step 3 – Self-Evaluation: The operator compares itself to the ROA standards and gathers evidence that demonstrates compliance to the standards.

Step 4 – Peer-Review: Operator pays the Peer-Review Fee, and then an expert committee assesses the operation against the ROA standards. 

Step 5 – Site-Visit: A trained assessor verifies that the operator has implemented the policies, procedures, and practices related to the standards.

Step 6 – Annual renewal. Renewals will be done each year and will vary according to what is needed.

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