American Canoe Association (ACA) Instructor Classes

Instructor development and certification courses are offered in the following areas: 

Coastal Kayaking Levels 1-4

Surf Kayaking Levels 2-3

Stand Up paddle Boarding (SUP) level 2-3

The Instructor Certification courses are typically 3 or 4 day courses for both IDW and ICE. It is recommended that each candidate complete an IDW prior to an ICE course. It is not mandatory, however highly recommended. 

Cost: $300

For more information on the ACE Istructor Development Workshop, visit the American Canoe Association website at