Instructor Certification


World Paddle Association Certification 



  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Candidates must be up -to- date on First Aid and CPR Certification

  • Instructor candidates should have prior experience and knowledge coming into the workshop

  • In order to pass this course, WPA Instructor Candidates must be able to demonstrate skills, knowledge and teaching ability to pass at this level

In this course you will be assessed in the following areas:

  • Personal Paddling Skills

  • Board/Equipment Considerations

  • Risk Management

  • Water Dynamics & Boating Laws

  • Rescue Techniques

  • Water safety information   

1 Day


$400 CAD

WSUPA World Stand UP Paddle Association Certification

This certification is for experienced paddlers with a min. of 2 years of paddling in a variety of conditions. 

Each participant will be assigned topics before the certification to teach to the rest of the group such as launching and paddle technique and turning strokes.  

You will learn class management, SUP Safety, equipment specifics. 

This is an advanced certification. 

1 Day $300 USD


 Interested in hosting a certification at your venue?

 If you have a minimum of four students, we can bring the SUP education to you!

 Contact us 


Certification Turqs & Caicos


We hold SUP Instructor Certification in Ontario & Florida each year:  

2012 Orlando & Tampa

2014 Melbourne 

2013 through 2019 Cocoa Beach

2019 Palm Bay

2020 Cancelled 

2021 TBD

Some of the other locations include: 

2012 & 2019 Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina 

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

*Ocean City, Maryland

Salem, MA

*Lake Placid, New York

* Hood River, Oregon

Chicago, Illinois 

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Carleton Place, Ontario 

Almonte, Ontario, Canada


Calgary, Alberta Canada

Bangkok, Thailand 

SUP Instructor  Certification Florida
Florida SUP Instructor Certification

 Paddle Canada Basic SUP Instructor Certification

2 day $550 CAD


This training is for people who want to become an instructor on flat water and who have a strong technical background. You will learn the history of SUP, the welcoming of a group, the equipment, the educational progress, the basic techniques, and some more advanced skills. You will have to teach to the rest of the group some techniques and maneuvers, which will have been assigned beforehand to each participant, such as launching and paddle techniques in windy and wavy conditions, different foot positions, pivot turns, braces, power strokes, cross draws, and draw strokes.

Certification: Following the completion of this training, you will receive your Paddle Canada instructor certificate: “Advanced Flat Water SUP Instructor”.

*The obtainment of the certificate can depend on the training’s success.

Prerequisites: Have a solid base of SUP practice and have a passion for teaching as well as having or being in the process of having a recognized up-to-date 16 hours First Aid and CPR training.

Paddle Canada Advanced Instructor Certification

2 day $475 CAD

This 2-day Paddle Canada course is designed for those that have successfully completed the Paddle Canada Basic SUP Instructor course and now wish to pursue their Advanced SUP Instructor certification, or those that feel they have the skills to challenge for the Advanced Instructor. The course will cover teaching principles, group management strategies and how to apply them to both the Basic and Advanced SUP Skills curriculum, as well provide practical experience in teaching on-water skills.

This course will also cover how to properly administer both a Basic and Advanced SUP Skills course.

Urban Ocean SUP Yoga Boat| Ottawa Whistl

        Urban Ocean

SUP Yoga & Fitness                         Training 

Are you a yoga or fitness instructor looking to bring your classes on the water?  

Learn how to lead safely, effectively and bring your students to new limits.     


This 2-day training teaches you the tools to lead a class safely and effectively.  

Certification upon completion. 

Course Highlights:

  • SUP equipment & knowledge

  • Water Safety, Rules, and Regulations

  • How to teach Intro to SUP, Yoga & Fitness 

  • Assessing the water &  weather conditions

  • What makes a good SUP instructor- the ability to assess students (options and limitations) 

  • SUP Yoga postures (modifications & sequencing on the water)

  • The business of SUP -setting up the business, social media, and more.

200-Hour Yoga Teacher training or currently enrolled in YTT OR certified personal trainer.

First-Aid and CPR certified (or at least registered for a class before the training begins) 

Includes WPA level 1 certification upon completion

Paddle Canada Basic Instructor Basic certification can be obtained for Paddle Canada Members ( your yearly membership must be updated prior to the course.)

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Payment:  $700
A non-refundable $350 deposit is required to confirm your space on this course.

The balance is due three weeks prior to the course.

Payment can be made by e-transfer or Venmo

Next Date: 

June 2021 Ottawa, Ontario  

Interested in hosting one in your area?  Contact HERE