Kenai River Guide Academy

Kenai River Guide Academy

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the April KRGA class has been cancelled.  There will be a make-up class offered from November 9-13th, 2020. Priority registration will be given to students that were signed up for the April class.  Any remaining open seats will be available to the public to sign up on May 1st.   Please call 907-262-0318 for additional information. 

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

Add Location Ages Instructor Dates Days Times Fees Details Open
Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus
WARD 104
16 - &up Lea 11/9 - 11/13 Mo Tu We Th Fr 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM $206.00 View