How do I become a Hudson River Gorge Raft Guide for Wild Waters?
Everyone that guides on the Hudson River Gorge must have a NYS Guide License.
The minimum NYS requirements are: (not listed in any order)
Certified in CPR, 1st Aid and basic water safety.
Take and pass 2 written test that NYS administers several times a year (one test is focused on your basic knowledge of the outdoors and the other is whitewater focused).
Train with a NYS approved whitewater rafting outfitter, which Wild Waters Outdoor Center is, and receive a letter from the outfitter stating that you have made at least 5 trips down the river with 2 of those trips being in complete control of the raft.
Pay a $100.00 fee for a 5 year license.
Get a Physician statement using the NYS form.