Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced (SRTA)

This 3 day advanced course will expand the expertise of those who have taken SRT I into the realm of extreme whitewater situations, with the emphasis on victim rescue and night operations.


This course integrates techniques learned in SRT1 and TRR:TL, taking the students beyond the emphasis on self-rescue to concentrate on victim rescue. Students are exposed to more complex water rescue situations including a mock night river rescue scenario. The three-day course includes 4-6 hours of classroom instruction, followed by two and one-half days of hands-on skill development.

Completion of the SRTA along with SRT and TRRTL satisfies the requirement outlined in NFPA 1670 Surface/Swift Water Technician Level. This qualifies graduates to operate on a Swift Water/Flood Search & Rescue team according to NFPA.

This Rescue 3 International training course provides a 3-year certification and online access to the Rescue 3 International certified members page.


  • Minimum age: 18
  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT1)
  • Rope Rescue Operator (RRO) or Technical Rope Rescue Technician Level (TRRTL)


  • Water and Flood Awareness (AWR)
  • Swiftwater and Flood Awareness Online (AWRO)
  • Basic Water First Responder (BWFR)
  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)
  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced (SRTA)
  • Water Specialty Course group (see Water specialty course recertification

Recertified by

  • Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Technician Advanced (SRTA)
  • Professional Qualification Assessment: Water & Rope (PQWR)

Course Length

3 Days

Course Location

Chiang Mai, Thailand


13,995 THB

***Please note that the date listed on the calendar is the starting date of the course***

***If for any reason you need to pay using a method not offered on our website or want to discuss a payment plan please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate.***

    Is this course for me?

    If you hold both "Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician" and "Technical Rope Rescue: Technician Level" certifications and want to hone your skills while focusing on victim rescue, then this is the course for you!

    What will I learn?
    • Rope systems
    • Management of litter & patient raising systems
    • Highline systems
    • Advanced river search concepts
    • Performing rescues at night or in low visibility
    • Basic flood disaster management
    What is included?
    • Instruction
    • Equipment
    • Teaching materials
    • Lunch
    • Coffee, tea, and snacks
    • Water
    • Insurance
    • 10% off purchase at CMRCA Adventure Store
    • 500 THB off additional courses
    • One day bouldering gym pass
    What is the required equipment?

    Water Equipment

    • Full wetsuit or drysuit (Not Required)
    • Lightweight water or kayak helmet
    • US Coast Guard approved Type III or V personal flotation device(PFD)/life jacket
    • Thick-soled water booties or tennis shoes
    • Gloves

      Rope Equipment

    • Climbing or fire helmet
    • Leather gloves
    • Work boots, hiking boots or other supportive footwear
    • Long pants or coveralls
    • Full body harness (sit/chest harness can be substituted)
    • Appropriate clothing for weather conditions