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Licensed Guide Equivalent Courses

First Aid Courses

(On-line Certification Courses are not Accepted with the Exception of the American Red Cross or American Heart Association Blended Courses)

  • Emergency Medical Technician
    NYS Department of Health
  • Licensed Physician
  • Licensed Physician Assistant
  • Licensed Nurse
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • ARC First Aid Training for
    First Responders
  • ARC Advanced First Aid
  • ARC Responding to Emergencies
  • Medic First Aid
  • Outdoor Emergency Care
    National Ski Patrol
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Wilderness Medicine Supply
    (SOLO)
  • National Safety Council
  • American Heart Association
  • First Aid for Coaches
    State Education Department
  • ARC Community First Aid & Safety
  • PADI - Medic First Aid
  • First Responder in Winter Survival &
    Basic First Aid & CPR
    (Canada)
  • Swiftwater Rescue
    (WMA)
  • L'Ambulance Saint-Jean
    (Canada)
    Canadian Red Cross First Aid
  • Emergency Skills, Inc.
    ALIVE! Course
  • Sirius Wilderness Medicine Outdoor Leaders
    Valid for 2 years
  • US Coast Guard
    Emergency Response Educators
  • American Safety & Health Institute
  • ARC Sports Safety Training
  • ARC Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Emergency Care & Basic Life Support Course
    Emergency Medical Trng. Assoc.
  • Combat Lifesavers Course
    Dept. of the Army
  • Mariners First Aid and CPR
  • American Health Association
  • Wilderness Medical Institute
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute
  • Wilderness Rescue International
  • Mariners First Aid
  • Emergency First Response

CPR Courses

(On-line Certification Courses are not Accepted with the Exception of the American Red Cross or American Heart Association Blended Courses)

  • ARC CPR: Basic Life Support for the Professional Rescuer
  • ARC Community CPR
  • American Heart Association CPR
  • Licensed Physician
  • Licensed Physician Assistant
  • Licensed Nurse
  • Emergency Medical Technician
    NYS Dept. of Health
  • Medic First Aid
  • L'Ambulance Saint-Jean
    (Canada) (CPR)
  • National Safety Council
  • CPR for Coaches
    State Education Department
  • First Responder
    Basic First Aid and CPR
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • First Responder
    NYS Health Department
  • Canadian Red Cross First Aid w/CPR
  • Sirius Wilderness Medicine Outdoor Leaders
  • Wilderness Med. Training Assoc.
    Emergency Care & Basic Life Support
  • ARC Community First Aid and Safety
  • ARC 1st Aid - Responding to Emergencies
  • Mariners CPR
  • American Safety & Health Institute
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute
  • Wilderness Rescue International
  • Emergency First Response

Water Safety Courses

(On-line Courses are not Acceptable)

If you are having a difficult time locating a Water Safety Course, please contact the NYS Guides Association. They offer the course at various times and locations throughout the State.

  • U.S.C.G. License
  • YMCA Safety Class
  • YMCA Aquatic Personal Safety and
    Survival Course
  • American Canoe Association
    Instructor Card
  • ARC Water Safety Today
  • ARC Lifeguard Course
  • ARC Advanced Lifesaving
  • ARC Basic Water Rescue & Small Craft Safety
  • ARC Advanced First Aid
  • ARC Emergency Water Safety
  • ARC Water Safety Instructor
  • ARC Lifeguard Instructor
  • ARC Swimming Instructor
  • Boy Scout Safe Swim Defense
  • Boy Scout Lifeguard
  • Boy Scout Water Safety Instructor
  • Survival Swimming
    by Canadian Red Cross Society
  • Wilderness Medical Assoc. (WMA)
    SOLO
  • PADI - Rescue Diver
  • Professional River Guides Assoc.
    of West Virginia
  • Swiftwater Rescue
    by NASAR, WMA
  • Commercial Diving Institute
    Whitestone, NY
  • NYS Outdoor Guides Association
    Alan Woodruff, Water Safety Instructor
    Woodgate, NY 315-392-4592
  • Michele Krak, Water Safety Instructor
    315-684-7659 Madison County, NY
  • New Jersey Boating Safety
  • New York Boating Safety
  • Connecticut Boating Safety
  • Pennsylvania Boating Safety
  • Maryland Boating Safety
  • Rescue 3 International
  • Wilderness First Responder
    National Outdoor Leadership School
    307-332-1416
  • Sullivan County Emergency Services Training Center - Water Rescue Awareness
  • The Royal Life Saving Society
    (Canada) Bronze Medallion
  • NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control
    Water Rescue Awareness
  • Sirius Wilderness Medicine, Canada

White Water Training Programs for Basic Water Safety

  • Adirondack Adventures
    Chestertown, NY
    877-963-7238
  • Adirondack Rafting Company
    Lake Placid, NY
    518-523-1635
  • Whitewater Challengers
    North River, NY
    518-251-3746
  • Adirondack River Outfitters
    Old Forge, NY
    315-369-3536
  • Hudson River Rafting Co.
    North Creek, NY
    518-251-3215
  • WILDWATERS
    Warrensburg, NY
    518-494-7478
  • Adventure Calls
    Batavia, NY
    716-343-4710
  • Zoar Valley Canoe & Rafting Company
    Dunkirk, NY
    716-679-7238
  • Sacandaga Outdoor Center
    Glens Falls, NY
    518-792-0260
  • Adventure Sports Rafting
    Indian Lake, NY
    518-648-5812
  • Sagamore Institute
    Raquette Lake, NY
    315-354-5311
  • Three Rivers Rafting
    The Forks, ME
    207-663-2104
  • Magic Falls Rafting
    West Forks, ME
    207-663-0901
  • Whitewater Challengers
    Old Forge, NY
    315-369-6699
  • Adirondack Exposure
    Old Forge, NY
    315-335-1681
  • Square Eddy Expeditions
    North Creek, NY
    (518) 251-5200

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