Finally got my first raft this past fall and am now planning on leveling up on skills for my first season this summer where I am hoping to get several multi-day trips in. I have lots of medical training (worked as a professional ski patroller, WEMT, and other outdoor jobs) but no real experience with whitewater safety.
-What course for a newbie like myself would you recommend? Ideally, I am looking for a 2 day, hands-on course that I can take with the other people who I plan on doing the majority of the multidays with.
-Being based in Denver, who/where would you recommend I go with? Cost is a factor but time with our own gear in the water is equally important.
-Any experience with the courses offered by Colorado Whitewater? (Colorado Whitewater - Safety Classes
-As a recreationalist, does the certification matter? Sponsoring agency (i.e. Rescue 3) matter?
Thanks! I looked for previous threads but most of what I found seemed out of date or didn't answer all my questions.