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 ACA Stand Up Paddleboarding Instructor Courses

These courses are focused on the latest technical knowledge, terminology, teaching skills, personal paddling skills, and safety awareness in a flatwater and river environment. This course helps you work on personal and interpersonal development and pushes you to build skills and knowledge through peer feedback, video analysis, and lectures. We combine practical on water demonstrations and presentations with real world scenarios that will equip you to deal with teaching this multifaceted sport as a professional. This course sets the industry standard for instruction in paddle sports.

To Be Certified You Must...

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be or become a member of the ACA
  • Become a member of the Safety, Education, and Instruction (SEI) Committee
  • Have and maintain First Aid and age appropriate CPR
  • Successfully complete the course (requires: attendance at every session and completed homework, quizzes, and tests)

Just because you have paid your class fees and attended the class, does not mean you are guaranteed certification. Each candidate will be evaluated and certified based on competency in technical knowledge, paddling skills, teaching skills, safety awareness, and necessary interpersonal skills.  

ACA Level 2: Essentials of SUP Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW)

This 3 day course will be taught in a flat water and moving water river environment, and will cover the following ACA curriculum content:

Course Prerequisites: Completion of the appropriate level skills course, assessment course, or equivalent skills.

Participants can take this course as a stand alone course, or can combine it up with the Level 3: Whitewater SUP offered immediately after. Athletes must pass at the full Level 2 certification in order to take the Level 3 course. Participants who take both courses back to back will get a discount noted below. 

ACA Level 3: Whitewater SUP Instructor Certification Workshops (ICW)

This 2 day course will be taught in a class I-II river environment, and will cover the following ACA curriculum content:

Course Prerequisites: Must be an ACA Level 2: Essentials of SUP Instructor in good standing, and successfully completed a Level 3: Whitewater SUP skills assessment or have equivalent skills.

Participants can take this course as a stand alone course, or can combine it up with the Level 2: Essentials in SUP offered the three days prior. Participants who take both courses back to back will get a discount noted below. 

ACA SUP Instructor Course 2016 Dates and Prices:
Level 2 (3 day course) May 9-11 $350
Level 3 (2 day course) May 12-13 $250
Level 2 & 3 (combined 5 day course) May 9-13 $500

Other ACA Instructor Course Links:

ACA Level 4: Whitewater Kayak Instructor Courses

American Canoe Association ACA Certified Instructor Jon Souter SUPing on the Snake River WY

ACA Certified Instructor Jon Souter SUPing on
the Snake River WY

Call now to make a reservation (307)733-2471 or write info@jacksonholekayak.com

Jackson Hole Kayak School is a permitee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and an equal opportunity provider

ACA River SUP Instructors Courses