Gain the skills and confidence needed in swiftwater rescue situations. NOC’s commitment to high quality education is top in the industry. Our ACA certified instructors have years of experience and take our courses beyond the requirements to best prepare students to become instructors, guides, and skilled in swiftwater situations.
Taught here at NOC’s famous Nantahala River campus, courses are ideal for paddling enthusiasts, professional first responders, and professional river guides. Skills taught range from in-water rescues, low-visibility rescues, and rope rescue techniques.
Swiftwater Rescue for Whitewater Paddlers
Gain the skills and confidence needed for swiftwater rescue situations. This course is great for paddling enthusiasts or professional paddlers to learn river safety and rescue.
Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)
Advance your skills in river rescue whether you are a recreational paddler or an industry professional. NOC offers two different levels of certification for WRT depending on the type of paddling; WRT Recreational or WRT Pro for guides and river professionals to take training to the next level.
ACA Kayak Instructor Training Levels 3 & 4
This course is designed to prepare participants with the professional skills needed to teach whitewater kayaking. NOC’s training will certify up to Level 4 ACA Kayak Instructor.