Whitewater Rescue Technician /
River Rescue Certification (WRT/RRC)

  • also known in Europe as Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)
  • also known in Canada as Rescue for River Runners (RRR)

The River Rescue Certification (RRC) is a dynamic curriculum specifically written for private boaters, kayakers, non-profit organizations, and river professionals taking a river rescue course for the first time. Basic river skills are a prerequisite. The emphasis is on identifying hazards and on the rescue of both self and others. Thinking through rescues is also emphasized. The course addresses the river rescue needs of rafters, cat boaters, kayakers, pack rafters, canoeists, riverboarders and SUP paddlers.

Contact hours

16 hours


  • Prior river experience
  • Must be a confident swimmer
  • Minimum age: 18.

Qualification valid for

3 years


Recreational River Safety (RRS)
Whitewater Rescue Technician/River Rescue Certification (WRT/RRC)

Recerted by

Whitewater Rescue Technician/River Rescue Certification (WRT/RRC)
River Rescue Certification Professional (RRCP)

Taught by

River Rescue Certification Instructor (RRCI)
River Rescue Certification Professional Instructor (RRCPI)