Certification Classification Function Minimum training

requirement

Minimum whitewater craft experience Assessment Minimum requirement for renewal after two years
 

IRF Raft Trainee Guide

Stadium

(TGS)

On artificial whitewater courses  w/ RG in raft GTP that complies with IRF requirements None Demonstrate required competencies during GTP

+

theory exam

N/A
River

(TGR)

On rivers up to class 2  w/ RG2 or higher in raft

 

IRF Inline-Raft
Trainee Guide
Stadium

(iTGS)

On artificial whitewater courses  w/ iRG in raft

 

GTP that complies with IRF requirements None Demonstrate required competencies during GTP

+

theory exam

N/A
River
(iTGR)
On rivers up to class 2  w/ iRG2 or higher in raft

 

IRF Safety Craft Trainee River

(SCT)

Support along w/ SC on trip SCTP that complies with IRF requirements None Demonstrate required competencies during SCTP

+

theory exam

N/A

 

 

IRF Raft Guide

Stadium

(RGS)

On artificial whitewater course TGS

+ Standard 1st Aid Certificate

10 runs or 20 hours Demonstrate required competencies Guided 10 runs

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

Guided 10 runs on rivers up to class 2

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

Class 2

/grade 2/

(RG2)

On rivers up to class 2 TGR

+ Standard 1st Aid Certificate

10 runs or 20 hours
Guided 10 runs on rivers up to class 3

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

 

Class 3

/grade 3/

(RG3)

On rivers up to class 3 TGR

+ Standard 1st Aid Certificate

30 runs or 60 hours on rivers  class 3 or above
Guided 10 runs on rivers above class 3

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

Class 4/5

/grade 4/5/

(RG4/5)

On rivers above class 3 TGR

+ Standard 1st Aid Certificate

30 runs or 60 hours on rivers above class 3

 

 

IRF Inline-Raft Guide

Stadium

(iRGS)

On artificial whitewater courses

 

iTGS

+ Standard 1st Aid Certificate

10 runs or 20 hours Demonstrate required competencies Guided 10 runs

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

Class 2

/grade 2/

(iRG2)

On rivers up to class 2

 

iTGR

+ Standard 1st Aid Certificate

10 runs or 20 hours Guided 10 runs on rivers up to class 2

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

Class 3

/grade 3/

(iRG3)

On rivers up to class 3 iTGR

+ Standard 1st Aid Certificate

30 runs or 60 hours on rivers  class 3 or above Guided 10 runs on rivers up to class 3

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

 

 

IRF Safety Crafter

Class 2

/grade 2/

(SC2)

On rivers up to class 2 SCTP

+ Standard 1st Aid Certificate

10 runs or 20 hours Demonstrate required competencies  

Being safety craft at 10 runs on rivers up to class 2

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

Class 3

/grade 3/

(SC3)

On rivers up to class 3 SCTP

+ Standard 1st Aid Certificate

30 runs or 60 hours on rivers  class 3 or above  

Being safety craft at 10 runs on rivers up to class 3

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

Class 4/5

/grade 4/5/

(SC4/5)

On rivers above class 3 SCTP

+ Standard 1st Aid Certificate

30 runs or 60 hours on rivers  above class 3  

Being safety craft at 10 runs on rivers above class 3

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

 

 

 

IRF Raft Trip Leader

Class 2

/grade 2/

(TL2)

 

On rivers up to class 2 RG2 +

3 training trips under the supervision of a TL2 or higher

+ Advanced 1st Aid Certificate

50 runs or 100 hours on rivers  Class 2 or above Demonstrate required competencies

+

theory exam

+

scenario assessment

 

Guided 20 runs on rivers up to Class 2, at least 10 as TL

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

 

Class 3

/grade 3/

(TL3)

On rivers up to class 3 RG3 +

3 training trips under the supervision of a TL3 or higher

+ Advanced 1st Aid Certificate

75 runs or 150 hours on rivers Class 3 or above Guided 20 runs on rivers up to Class 3, at least 10 as TL

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

 

 

Class 4/5

/grade 4/5/

(TL4/5)

On rivers above class 3 RG4/5 +

3 training trips under the supervision of a TL4/5 or higher

+ Advanced 1st Aid Certificate

200 runs or 400 hours on rivers above Class 3 Guided 20 runs on rivers above Class 3, at least 10 as TL

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRF Inline-Raft Trip Leader

Class 2

/grade 2/

(iTL2)

On rivers up to class 2 iRG2 +

3 training trips under the supervision of a iTL2 or higher

+ Advanced 1st Aid Certificate

50 runs or 100 hours on rivers  Class 2 or above Demonstrate required competencies

+

theory exam

+

scenario assessment

 

Guided 20 runs on rivers up to Class 2, at least 10 as TL

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

Class 3

/grade 3/

(iTL3)

On rivers up to class 3 iRG3 +

3 training trips under the supervision of a iTL3 or higher

+ Advanced 1st Aid Certificate

75 runs or 150 hours on rivers Class 3 or above Guided 20 runs on rivers up to Class 3, at least 10 as TL

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

IRF Raft Instructor

Class 3

/grade 3/

(RI3)

a. train candidates to RG3 and iRG3 standard

b. assess candidates up to RG3, TL3 and iRG3, iTL3

TL3

+

assist on 2 IRF-compliant GTPs and 1 TL scenario assessment +

participate in IRF Instructor workshop

100 runs or 200 hours as TL3 or above Performance on GTPs

+

demonstrate required competencies

Conducted two GTPs,

Participation on an IRF Instructor workshop

 

Be phisically capable of demonstrating all Guide skills

 

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

Class 4/5

/grade 4/5/

(RI4/5)

a. train candidates to RG4/5 standard

b. assess candidates up to RG4/5 and TL4/5

TL4/5

+ assist on 2 IRF-compliant GTPs and 1 TL scenario assessment

+ participate in IRF Instructor workshop

100 runs or 200 hours as TL4/5 or above

 

 

 

IRF Safety Craft Instructor

Class 3

/grade 3/

(SCI3)

a. train candidates to SC3

b. assess candidates up SC3

SC3

+

assist on 2 IRF-compliant SCTPs

participate in IRF Instructor workshop

100 runs or 200 hours as SC3 or above Performance on GTPs

+

demonstrate required competencies

Conducted two GTPs,

Participation at an IRF Instructor workshop

 

Be phisically capable of demonstrating all Safety Crafter skills

 

+ valid (renewed or refreshed) 1st Aid Certificate

Class 4/5

/grade 4/5/

(SCI4/5)

a. train candidates to SC4/5 standard

b. assess candidates up to SC4/5

SC4/5

+ assist on 2 IRF-compliant SCTPs + participate in IRF Instructor workshop

100 runs or 200 hours as SC4/5

 

 

Assessor

a. conduct Instructor workshops

b. maintain the integrity of and actively promote the IRF Award Scheme

I3 or I4/5

+ assist on 3 IRF Instructor workshops conducted by at least 2 different Assessors

have conducted at least 10 GTPs Performance on the Instructor workshops

+ dissertation related to GT&E

Conducted two Instructor workshops

+

ongoing involvement in the promotion of the IRF AS