About the course:
The pursuit of the certification and what you will learn through this process is worth the class admission alone.
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 River Kayaking Curriculum and Criteria Here
“This course was one of the most challenging and satisfying pursuits I’ve undertaken; there is a lot of material to cover in the classroom portions, and the on-water portions revealed skills that required work and practice. I highly recommend taking this course with Chris and H2O Dreams. He provided a disciplined, thorough framework for covering a HUGE amount of material and skills, and shared a lot of applicable knowledge about teaching the mechanical and mental skills of paddling. I emerged as a much more confident paddler and teacher because of this course.”
– Marc H.
*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!
- 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 is highly recommended
Trip price: $700.00 ($375 for Updates)
Location(s): Saluda, NC and surrounding creeks
Trip duration: 40 hours
Guest to instructor ratio: 4 guests to 1 instructor, class caps at 8
- Shuttle transportation
- Supplemental class materials
- ACA Instructor Manual
- Lots of extra resources to edify your teaching and pedagogical toolbox
- Transportation to Saluda, NC
- Equipment essentials
- ACA and SEIC dues