• Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide
  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Certified Let's Go Fishing Instructor
  • Successfully completed the Bowhunter Safety Course, the Hunter Safety Course, and the Hunter Education Instructor Course, scoring a perfect 100% on the final exams of all three of these courses.
  • Registered Maine Master Guide. To join the ranks of the legendary Registered Maine Guides, Mr. Bernard had to pass ten written tests and three lengthy oral boards (reputedly one of the most demanding guide testing processes in the United States). The tests included Safety, Map and Compass, Hunting, Recreation, Firearms, Animal Observation, Fishing, Watercraft Rules and Regulations, Canoeing, and Trapping. His final grade of 93.7% is one of the highest scores ever recorded by the State of Maine's Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Guide Testing Board since the institution of formal guide testing in 1974.
  • Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Counselor - Fishing and Fly Fishing
  • New Hampshire Fish & Game Department "Wonders of Wildlife" Instructor
  • Graduate of Maine's Outdoor Learning Center, Home of Eagle Lodge's Registered Maine Guide School, Lincoln, Maine
  • Featured Guide in the summer 2001 edition of "Fly Fishing New England" Magazine