Kenai River Guide Academy


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This course is required of all people that want to be guides on the Kenai River.  Upon successful completion of the class, you will be given a certificate that will be presented to Alaska State Parks for licensing. 

In January 2004, a group of organizations and agencies began working together to create a certification program for Kenai River fishing guides. The Alaska State Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation (DPOR), Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Kenai River Professional Guides Association (KRPGA) and Kenai Peninsula College (KPC), a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage, collaborated in creating the Kenai River Guide Academy®.

In early 2005, the Kenai River Working Group (KRWG) incorporated the Kenai River Guide Academy® program into their recommendations to DPOR for new State Park Regulations. Draft regulations were written and a public hearing was held in Soldotna in January 2006 to listen to comments about this program as well as other changes to Title 11. After the public comment period the regulations moved on to Lieutenant Governor’s Office for signature. The proposed regulations were signed by Lt. Governor Loren Leman and became effective March 14, 2006.

The purpose of the Kenai River Guide Academy® is to educate and train all Kenai River fishing guides in the following areas:
• Regulatory
• Safety
• Guide ethics and behavior
• Habitat and conservation

Additional Information


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Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus
WARD 104
16 - &up Lea 3/9 - 3/13 Mo Tu We Th Fr Varied $206.00 View 0
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Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus
WARD 104
16 - &up Lea 4/20 - 4/24 Mo Tu We Th Fr Varied $206.00 View 0