Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)

The Whitewater Rescue Technician - Professional course is designed for professional river users, eg raft guides, safety kayakers, with existing river experience, to provide you with the necessary skills to perform rescues in whitewater river situations. Recreational paddlers should take the Whitewater Rescue Technician – Recreational (WRT-REC) course.


Contact hours

18 hours (3 days)



  • Confident swimmer, with experience of water-based activities (eg rafting, canoeing, kayaking etc)
  • Minimum age: 18


Course standard

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


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Student manual PDF download:

WRT manual - German (de)

 WRT manual - English (en) 

WRT manual - Spanish (es)

WRT manual - French (fr) 

WRT manual - Italian (it)


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