The Tyrolean Rafting Association is a joint organisation of entrepreneurs who have been representing the interests of white water rafting in the Tyrol for three decades. During this period, there have been regular changes to the guidelines, conditions in the licence notice and the provisions of the safety criteria. Much of the current legislation was developed by the association in cooperation with the Tyrolean provincial government and the federal ministry.
From 2021 onwards, training and assessments in Tyrol will be carried out according to the high safety standards of the Tyrolean Rafting Association. Qualified guides will receive the Tyrolean raftguide licence.
The Austrian Raftguide licence "Schiffsführerpatent Raft" and active IRF (International Rafting Federation) raftguide licences Level II, III and IV are recognised by the association members and the Tyrolean provincial government.
Holders of a IRF raft guide certificate level 3 and level 4 can apply for a Tyrolean raft guide licence after additional training through the association or a member.
The Tyrollean raftguide license is only permitted on river sections in Tyrol that are designated for commercial rafting. Once issued, this license does not need to be renewed.
IRF raftguide licences are recognised in over 50 countries and can be issued by the Tyrolean Rafting Association on request if an exam is passed.
All of our association members meet the current guidelines and requirements of today's safety standard of the TRV and the Tyrolean government, which has achieved a high reputation not only nationally but also internationally. Over three decades of experience on the rivers of Tyrol, guarantee a adventurous experience with maximum safety for our guests.