Instructor Training

2018 Calendar:

ICW L1 January 27-28 , 2018  San Diego, California – Sign up!

Certification Courses:

1. Paddlesports Safety Facilitator (PSF) certification – This 1- Day (8 hours) certification is designed primarily for staff from paddling outfitters, guides services, and paddle stores. This certification allows the facilitator to introduce paddlecraft safety and knowledge to the beginner paddler in a land-based setting.  The PSF certification course follows the ACA curriculum that can be found here. Cost: $99.00 per person. Minimum enrollment 3 people.

2. ACA Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW) L1 –This 2-Day (16 hours) instructor certification course follows the ACA curriculum that can be found here. The course focuses on Technical skills, Teaching Skills, Risk Management skills and the enhancement of the instructor candidate’s paddling skills.  Advanced preparation (2+ hours) by attendees required.   Cost $350 per person, Minimum attendees 4, Maximum attendees 5.

3.  ACA Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW) L1/L2 –This 3-Day (24 hours) ACA L1 and L2 combined course offers the instructor candidate an opportunity to learn the skills for both levels.  The course focuses on Technical skills, Teaching Skills, Risk Management skills and the enhancement of the instructor candidate’s paddling skills.  L2 candidates will need competencies in advanced strokes/maneuvers and demanding conditions (15 + knots wind, 2-3 ft waves).  Advanced preparation (2 +hours) by attendees required. Cost of this workshop includes ACA membership and SEIC dues.   Cost $450 per person. Minimum attendees 4, Maximum attendees 5.

Non-Certification Course:

1. One-Day non-certification training.  This is an intensive skills-based training for instructors that have the teaching ability and are looking for skills refinement and advancement.  From 12 different paddle strokes to rescue and towing, this skills training can develop instructors that are not looking for a certification.   (Meets theACA skills for Level 1 or Level 2, though does not fulfill Instructor level criteria).  $99/person/day Minimum attendees 3, Maximum attendees 10.