I received the following information from the KCK listserver, for those who are interested. I would say that if you are new to rafting, this would be a great course to take. It will give you some excellent tools you may need in the field.
I have been informed by Chuck Spaulding that there is still plenty of space available for Nova's 2009 River Rescue Class held May 23, 24, 25.
This 3 day class offers excellent rescue and safety training for all types of swiftwater boaters, both private and professional.
For more information check the link at: http://www.novalaska.com/pdf/09-class.pdf