Guide School Dates & Information Page

3 Day Maine Guides School



Yes... the State guide testing process has changed, it will now include a practical examination that will require a hands-on demonstration of skills but have no fear.....

Our class already moved up to speed and we now incorporate this added information into the same 3 day class to bring this new procedure and information to our students. We have also added basic GPS use to our class as well.


Maine is one the most honored States in the Union for it's elite guides and becoming a Registered Maine Guide is not to be taken lightly. Passing the Maine Guides test is one of the toughest licensing procedures in the U.S. and wearing a Maine Guides patch is one of the most respected symbols in the hunting & fishing industry across the world!  Steve will be offering a 3 day Maine Hunting Guide School course in North Berwick, Maine. Those interested in signing up for this class can contact Steve using the contact form tab above for more details. This class is focused on the Hunting Guides test, and information will be provided for Fishing & Recreational testing students as well. Our class teaches lost person recovery and emergency preparedness scenerio training, Map & Compass, GPS useage, Maine Hunting Law and species identification. After completing this course you will have the tools, knowledge and confidence to prepare for the Maine Registered Guides Examination testing procedure in Augusta, Maine.


2017 Price for a scheduled class is $395.00.

Classes run Friday-Sunday 8-4 PM (Unless otherwise noted) 

$100 Non-refundable deposit required. Balance due at first morning of your class, we accept  Cash only...(NO CHECKS at class.)  If you wish to pay by Check it must be mailed 30 days prior to your class date. 

Be advised we will only accept a Maximum of ten (10) students per class, so make sure to book early to reserve your seat in the class date you prefer. If a class is full, it will be noted as FULL after that class date below.


  Classes  2018


February 9-11th, 2018

April 6-8th. 2018

June 8-10th, 2018

Oct 5-7th, 2018

Dec 14-16th, 2018


Sorry guys.....This is for the Ladies!

Women of the Maine Outdoors

Maine Women Guide School Classes Scholarship Program

1. Individuals are eligible for up to two scholarships.
2. Scholarships are for Maine residents only.
3. Participants are required to submit a $25 non-refundable application fee for Guide School scholarship application.
4. You must register and pay your deposit for the Guide course before a scholarship will be awarded. (Maine Guide Course deposit is $100 - most applications get accepted and your scholarship awarded would be $295.00 you pay only your $100 deposit and the $25 fee for our class, apply today with Women of the Maine Outdoors for your scholarship and send in your deposit to us HERE.)
5. Scholarship recipients will be notified by phone. Applicants who are not awarded scholarships will be notified via email.
6. Application Deadline: Currently there is no deadline, but you must apply before your program takes place.


 Can't make an above scheduled class???

Schedule Your Own Class Procedure! 

Private Classes can be arranged to fit your schedule and ours!

One on one! Price is $695.00 for a single student.

Beter deal ... get one friend to join with you and get $200 each off,

Best deal get three or more friends and class is $395 ea.!

Three (3) days designed to work with your schedule.  

Contact Steve if interested in this to set up dates that work for Steve and you!

Gift Certificates Available  

CliCK HERE To Pay and become enrolled in a scheduled Class.

Classes will be held at the 

North Berwick Rod & Gun Club, 40 Butler Road, North Berwick, ME 03906


Click Here for Directions



What to Bring to Class

You can bring a bag lunch each day or we are a 5 minute drive to several great sandwich shops in downtown North Berwick, most of us head to Subway or Allards Store for a quick lunch and head back to class and eat there. 

Required class supplies:

Baseplate mapping compass,(IE. Silva, Suunto, or Brunton ),

Here is what I think is the best compass for use in your guide exam and in this class. Either the Silva Ranger Model CL or CL HI-Vis ($49.95) at the Silva Website or from your local sporting goods store, or even eBay!

 Bring your GPS if you own one, pencil, pen, plastic ruler or wooden ruler "without metal edge", a small notebook or paper for your notes, and your strong desire to be a guide!  

You can purchase a full size Topo Map of anywhere in Maine that you like from this website, these are the size we use in class. They are about $8 ea. We have laminated maps that we use in class. 

You can print off Maps FREE from this website, they print onto 8 1/2 x 11 paper right from your own printer, you will need to print off the the entire quadrant for each map which consists of 5 map pages, page one has important information needed for Map & Compass practice, used in conjuction with maps 2-5 when using these free maps. Click here and zoom in on Maine and select an area to print your own maps for free. I will have examples of these maps at class and will explain how you can practice on FREE maps.

Before or After completion of the class you will need to take a First Aid course (Any course that is an actual classroom course, the State will not accept online first aid courses.)   When you apply for your test examination you will need to have a copy of both sides of your valid first aid certificate, $100.00 to apply to the State for your exam date and an application form that can be downloaded HERE or I have them at class for you as well. The day that you pass your State exam you will need $89 additional to pay for your first 3 year Maine Guide license as well. 

New Maine Law for Guide Applicants and Guide Renewals:

If you are applying for the first time and it is before April 1, 2018 you will need to contact MWS at 207-287-5240. You will be required to fill out both a waiver and a background release form to have a criminal history records check conducted that will be free up until April 1, 2018. You will wait for the results from MWS before completing a guide application.

More Information can be viewed on the IFW website