Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)

The Whitewater Canyon Technician - Professional course is designed for canyon guides with existing experience who wish to further their knowledge and experience on the whitewater element of canyons. This course concentrates on whitewater hydrology and hazards of canyons and introduces techniques to provide you with the necessary skills to perform rescues and keep clients safe in whitewater canyons.


Contact hours

18 hours (3 days)



  • Confident swimmer, with experience of water-based activities (canyoning, sea level traversing etc)
  • Minimum age: 18


Course standard

Rescue 3 Europe WCT-PRO standard (PDF)

The course standards are provided as pre- and post-course reference for people involved in the delivery of Rescue 3 courses (eg Rescue 3 training providers, instructors and students). They are not to be used for any other purpose without the express written permission of Rescue 3 Europe.

Learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors

Rescue 3 Europe WCT-PRO learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors (PDF)


Taught by:

  • Whitewater Canyon Technician Instructor (WCTI)


Student manual PDF download:

 WCT manual - English (en) 

 WCT manual - French (fr) 

WCT manual - German (de)

WCT manual - Italian (it)