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Whitecap Kayak

930 E Cloverland Dr

Ironwood, MI 49938

About us

Customized guided kayaking trips on Lake Superior from the Apostle Islands to the Porcupine Mountains

ACA InstructorCoursE 

ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Certification

It's more than just bragging rights!  Take your love for kayaking to a much higher level!

We strongly value formal training. The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a great organization that standardizes paddle-sport safety and instruction. It’s acknowledged as the “Gold Standard” of paddle-sport education throughout the US and several foreign countries. Most of our guides have passed skill assessment tests, been certified as ACA instructors and Trip Leaders.

Our director, Dr. Neal, is an ACA Instructor Trainer. We, therefore, offer courses where paddlers can become certified as ACA Instructors.

And, you join the elite fellowship of ACA Instructors!

If you are interested in exploring this more contact us!

The process looks like this: 

1

You’ll work with an instructor to pass a skills assessment.

2

You’ll take an Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) – usual 3 days in spring or early summer.

3

Finally, you’ll take an Instructor Certification Exam (ICE) – usually 2 days in end of summer (You’ll have the middle of summer to work on your paddling and teaching skills).

Earn your ACA certification through Whitecap Kayak

$270

for the IDW

$270

for the ICE

We strongly value formal training. The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a great organization that standardizes paddle-sport safety and instruction. It’s acknowledged a...
ACA Costal Kayak Instructor Course IDW
開始日 2020年6月12日
$270
We strongly value formal training. The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a great organization that standardizes paddle-sport safety and instruction. It’s acknowledged a...
ACA Costal Kayak Instructor Course ICE
開始日 2020年8月21日
$270

General Requirements for ACA Instructor Certification

Instructors shall be at least 18 years of age

Maintain current ACA Membership and SEIC dues

Maintain an appropriate level of First Aid and CPR trainings

General Requirements for ACA Instructor Certification

To become an ACA Instructor, an Instructor Candidate must; 

Participate in an Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) and pass an Instructor Certification Exam (ICE)

These courses are offered either as separate courses with time between for skills and presentation development and practice, or can be offered concurrently (at the discretion of the Instructor Trainer) as an Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW).

Perform paddling skills consistently with demonstration quality

Demonstrate effective teaching skills

Demonstrate technical knowledge of paddlesport

Demonstrate appropriate safety & rescue ability

Demonstrate effetive group / course management and positive interpersonal skills.

To sign up for the ACA Instructor Certification Course contact us through the form below.