In this blended learning class, you will have an online textbook and live weekly online sessions. Focus is on learning how to guide and therefore learn or enhance what skills and knowledge that you bring to the course. You will be taught how to be a working Registered Maine Guide for the specialties of Recreation, Fishing, Hunting, Sea Kayaking, or Tidewater Fishing. You must choose only one specialty to focus your efforts on to test with Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. There will be 10 three-hour online classes, 5 mini online classes, at least 35 hours of homework, and at least two optional but highly suggested - separate-fee all day skills workshops. Course will not include the following also needed to test to become a Registered Maine Guide: $55 fingerprint background check, First Aid and CPR certificate, and $100/specialty IF&W test application fee.
Students need access to a computer/tablet with audio and video capabilities, a printer, and will need to have a 2 degree baseplate compass.