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ACA Level 3 Whitewater SUP Instructor Certification Workshop

ACA Level 3 Whitewater SUP Instructor Certification Workshop



Join Next Adventure and Precision  Paddlesports for this 5-day intensive instructor training and assessment in all things paddle boarding.  This training will cover learning and teaching theory, communication exercises, feedback structure, and delivery, as well as on water technical skill development, rescue strategies and skills, group management concepts, and much more.  The American Canoe Association Instructor Certification is viewed as the gold standard for water safety and paddlesport education by the U.S. Coast Guard and the paddlesport industry within the U.S.


This course will be split into two segments of Instructor Development and Certification: Level 1-2 Essentials of Stand Up Paddle Boarding (April 1st-3rd), and Level 3 Whitewater Stand Up Paddle Boarding (4th-5th). To be eligible for Level 3 certification, candidates must hold Level 2 Instructor Certification, either from a prior workshop, or from receiving certification in the Level 1-2 workshop the previous days.


Note: To participate in the full Level 1-3 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop, please sign up for both the Level 1-2 and Level 3 ICW’s through Next Adventure. If you participate in the first part of the workshop and do not receive Level 2 certification, there is still the opportunity to continue with the course in the spirit of personal paddling and teaching development. If you are not interested in Whitewater SUP Instruction or if you would only like to participate in the Level 1-2 Instructor Certification Workshop, sign up only for the 3 Day course.


Instructor Update: Currents instructors looking for an update of certification may join the course for a shorter duration per Instructor Trainer approval and time needed for update. Priority will be given to students participating in the full 5 day course. Please contact Next Adventure at kayakschool@nextadventure.netto explore this avenue.


This is a fantastic training opportunity whether you’re interested in becoming a full time paddlesport educator, learning some tips for teaching friends and family members, or want to develop your technical skills while getting an inside look at paddlesport education.


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ACA Instructor Trainer: Ben Morton


Ben is a full time paddlesport educator and guide and has taught on rivers through the US, Central America, Europe, and Asia. Ben has worked with a variety of the industry’s leading paddling schools and instructors and continues to travel throughout the U.S. leading  ACA Instructor training in kayak, canoe, and SUP.  Ben has over a decade of experience leading ACA Instructor Courses and prides himself in striving to provide the highest quality training and helping each participant reach their goals. For more information about Ben Morton please visit his website: