ACA L3-L4 River Canoe Instructor Certification


Earn up to a Level 5: Whitewater Canoe ACA instructor certification and expand your boating and teaching knowledge. Course includes a Friday evening session and two full river days.

  • 2020 TBD, or by APPT.

3 in stock


  About the course:

Are you ready to take the next step? Maybe you’ve been leading folks down the river for a while, or teaching friends to roll. Working for an American Canoe Association instructor certification will be as rewarding in the process as it is in benefits. Learning how to teach, relay information, and plan for safety will uncover as much for your own personal boating as it will for your future students and paddling partners. Think you have what it takes? Check out the ACA Level 3-4: Canoe Instructor Criteria here.

*Course registration does not guarantee a certification. Each candidate must meet all criteria as outlined by the ACA. There are no refunds in the case of not meeting these requirements. If you have questions as to whether this class is a fit for you read this or give us a call!

  Prerequisite skill:

  • Ages 18 and up
  • Comfort and control on Class III
  • A reliable Class III combat roll
  • Be in good health and overall fitness
  • Comfort in open water and swimming required
  • Common Sense Rescue or equivalency

  Trip price: $575.00

  Location(s): Green River and Section IX of French Broad

  Trip duration:  40 hours minimum

  Guest to instructor ratio: 4 guests to 1 instructor, class caps at 8


  • Shuttle transportation
  • Supplemental class materials
  • Instruction/guiding

  Not included:

  • Lodging
  • Transportation to Saluda, NC
  • Meals
  • Equipment essentials
  • ACA and SEIC dues


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