TESTING: Becoming a Registered Maine Guide

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Testing

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Written Examination

A.     Except as otherwise provided, applicants must satisfactorily complete a written examination in each license classification for which he/she applies.  A passing score on the written examination is 70% or higher on each section of the examination.

B.     Applicants who fail the written examination will be notified in writing within 15 days.

Oral Examination

A.     Except as otherwise provided, applicants who satisfactorily complete the application form and pass the oral examination may then be scheduled to take a written examination in the specific classification they desire.

B.     Applicants must pass the map and compass and lost person scenario portions of the oral examination as a prerequisite to taking the written examination for specialized classification in hunting, fishing or recreation.

C.     Applicants must pass the navigation and survival scenario portions of the oral examination as a prerequisite to taking the written examination for specialized classification in tidewater fishing.

D.     Applicants must pass the navigation and lost sea kayaker portions of the oral examination as a prerequisite to taking the written examination for specialized classification in sea kayaking.

E.     Applicants who fail the map and compass or the lost person scenario portion of the oral examination will be immediately notified and the examination will cease.  If the applicant passes those two portions the examination will continue and the applicant will be notified of failure of any of the remaining portions of the oral examination at the completion of the examination.

F.     Applicants who fail to appear for a scheduled oral examination without notifying the board of examiners in writing or telecommunication 24 hours prior to the scheduled examination will be ineligible for rescheduling for at least one year.

Need more info on becoming a guide? Contact:

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
41 State House Station
Augusta, ME  04333-0041
Tel:  207-287-8000
TTY:  207-287-4471

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