ITALIAN RAFTING FEDERATION

Guides who hold a foreign guide license, or come from a State where there are no Government licenses, are required to have at least 36 months experience on class 4 rivers in order to apply for a F.I.Raft Guiding License.

To obtain the F.I.Raft. Guide License, foreign guides must fill out the application form, enclose all the required documents and take the practical test on the river.

The three days practical test covers:

  • Raft guiding skills on class 4 rapids (positive and negative ferry, eddy in/out, 360°, flip recovery);
  • Swimming evolution and self rescue in class 3-4 water;
  • Throw bag skills, live bait rescue;
  • Foot entrapment drill.

During the test, the official language is Italian. The applicant is required to give proper commands as well as clear instruction to the crew if emergency situation occurs.
The foreign guide must know all the technical and safety rules & regulations of the F.I.Raft Regolamento Tecnico.

 

F.I.Raft recognizes certifications delivered from National Federations or Associations belonging to the local Olympic Committee. Certifications delivered by other countries or Organizations which signed an agreement with the F.I.Raft are recognized too.

During the exams they are to attend the lecture regarding the F.I.Raft rules and Italian methodology. Furthermore they will take the Italian language test.

 


Applying for foreign licences recognition
 

Enclosed in the application form, please add the following documents:

  • Passport copy or ID;
  • Certified Guide license granted by a foreign State;
  • Curriculum vitae (Rafting experience only);
  • References from previous employer/s;
  • First Aid certificate (First Aid, Rescue 3, WRT 1 or SRT 1 or superior, SFRITO Swiftwater Rescue tech II) issued after September 2017;
  • A suitability certificate for competitive sports which was issued in Italy and it is still valid for one year;
  • copy of the fiscal code, issued by the Italian Revenue Agency ("Agenzia delle Entrate");
  • copy of the residence permit.

(The two  last documents will have to be presented to the Federal Secretariat within 5 days from the entry into the Country, failing which the affiliation to F.I.Raft will be canceled and the license will not be recognized).

 

 For all the other cases is mandatory to provide the following documents and to attend a Federal training course/exam:

  • Passport copy or ID;
  • Guide license (if you hold one);
  • First Aid Certificate or Rescue 3, WRT 1 or SRT 1 or superior, SFRITO Swiftwater Rescue tech II, issued after September 2017;
  • Curriculum vitae (rafting experience only);
  • Work certificates/references. References from previous employer/s. These declarations have to certify the amount of working hours/days in the river, the name of the river and its difficulty. They are to be signed and officially delivered by the owner/op. manager of the Company. Three working years guiding are required.
  • Invitation from an Italian Rafting Company;
  • A suitability certificate for competitive sports which was issued in Italy and it is still valid for one year;
  • copy of the fiscal code, issued by the Italian Revenue Agency ("Agenzia delle Entrate");
  • copy of the residence permit.

(The two last documents will have to be presented to the Federal Secretariat within 5 days from the exam, failing which the affiliation to F.I.Raft will be canceled and the exam will not be deemed to have been passed).

 

F.I.Raft Commission will only evaluate fully documented applications and only the one delivered within the 30th April 2019.

In some circumstances you may be requested by F.I.Raft to produce further information.

F.I.Raft will contact the applicant as soon as possible, if the request is accepted; also will notify if the practical test is needed and other information.
 


Training course/exams

The Foreign Guides Test will take place on Noce River, starting from 7th to 9th May, 2019. About the place, the participants will be informed 15 days before.

The first day is a preparatory training to the exams.
Instructors will present the standard required from F.I.Raft, as well as many other crucial information regarding the exams.
The evaluation will start only from the second day.

The Test admission fee for the year 2019 is € 450,00 and includes:

  • F.I.Raft annual inscription
  • The three days Training / Exams
  • Insurance

The full payment has to be made before the 7th May, 2019.



Registration to the F.I.Raft guides list

Foreign guides who have been recognised are allowed to work in Italy, observing the rules mentioned in the F.I.Raft statute and regulation.
For the following years, in order to maintain the license, even if the guide doesn't work in Italy, the annual fee has to be paid, € 60,00, before january, 10th.
In case of missed renewal, the applicant will be erased from the F.I.Raft guides list. To obtain again the guide's status, the applicant has to attend a one day refresher course and paying the annual fees of the past years, plus an extra fee for reactivate the license.

The application form completed with all the required documents, should be sent by mail  to segreteria@federrafting.it