Stage 4 Specialist Level


This Stage 4 course is designed to provide an intermediate level of Rescue Water Craft operations. The skills provided in this course train operators to a variety of response and underway skills. This course includes stages 1, 2, and 3, instructor lecture, video review, and presentations.  Students in this course will be participating as role players during skillsets. Students will be evaluated on operational skills for one to four persons on board.

This stage is a skill based tier layered training, preventative vessel maintenance, technical boat handling skills, loading and launching covered, survivor recovery. Students will be proficient with the 13 standard criterion skills sets. This course offers an optional night operations segment. Safety Plan is in effect with all training modules

Open Water Course

Course Identification and Certification Number: K38-RWCINTER-4-20

4 day, 34-38 hour course

*Pre-requisite applies:  NASBLA or Equivalent Basic Boating Certificate

Course Fee:  $1,460.00 USD

Agency Approval to Attend

*All course fees are set for a minimum of 6 students per course to host, if the minimum is not met the course will be cancelled, postponed or the full fee will be applied. Water conditions for training are dependent on weather, site location and seasonal environment.

This course is open to public safety agency personnel who use Rescue Water Craft for water safety, SAR or general duties; such as law enforcement, fire rescue, lifeguard, volunteer services of the general qualifying public.