Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)

The Whitewater Canyon Technician – Recreational is designed to people who want to go canyoning recreationally, and gives students the basic whitewater and rescue skills to safely navigate easy whitewater canyons with their colleagues.


Contact hours

12 hours (2 days)



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


Course standard

Rescue 3 Europe WCT-REC 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-REC 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)