Professional Fly Fishing Guide
Certificate of Completion – Professional Fly Fishing Guide
The need for a fly fishing guide school and certification program is due to the fly fish guide business having grown significantly in recent years. Many guiding businesses have established themselves with year-round clientele, creating a continual need for qualified outdoor guiding staff.
Program at a Glance
Degree: Fly Fishing Guide (Cert)
Download the Program Brochure (pdf)
What will I learn?
CMC faculty and staff have worked with an industry-related board in the development of this program to ensure that it meets the needs of the industry.
Colorado Mountain College is located near some of the nation’s best fly fishing making it the ideal location for a fly fishing guide school and certification program. You will take outdoor classes on the upper reaches of the Arkansas River. Nearby are rivers like the fabled Frying Pan, Roaring Fork, Colorado and the South Platte.
A little further and you can be at the Green and the San Juan. High mountain lakes abound near campus and we are not far from the well-stocked Spinney Mountain and Antero reservoirs.
What classes will I take?
Fly Fishing Guide (COC) (online catalog)
How much is tuition?
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Tuition Rates for this program
per Credit Hour
|See Residency Requirements, District Map
*Based on an estimated 15 credits per semester.
**Colorado residents who own a second home in the six-county CMC District may qualify. See In-district.
***Non-residents who own a second home in the six-county CMC District may qualify for a limited, special rate. See Second Home Owner Rate.
Special Tuition Rates at CMC
You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.
per Credit Hour
|Vets & Military Families||$103||$1,545|
|CMC Service Area||$103||$1,545|
|Western States (WUE)||$150.75||$1,586.25|
|*Based on an estimated 15 credits per semester
See Residency Requirements
See Second Home Owner Tuition Rate
See District Employer Sponsored Rate
Where can I go from here?
The fly fishing guide certification program is designed to provide you with the skills and techniques needed to get a head start in fly fish guiding. In addition, you will be provided the basic skills to start your own business.
All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands and Waters under special permits and agreements from the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.