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
Water Dynamics & Boating Laws
Water safety information
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!
Certification Turqs & Caicos
We hold SUP Instructor Certification in Ontario & Florida each year:
2012 Orlando & Tampa
2013 through 2019 Cocoa Beach
2019 Palm Bay
Some of the other locations include:
2012 & 2019 Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
*Ocean City, Maryland
*Lake Placid, New York
* Hood River, Oregon
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Carleton Place, Ontario
Almonte, Ontario, Canada
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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.
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.
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.
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
June 2021 Ottawa, Ontario
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