Kayaking L1 Instructor Training

Event Phone: (713) 517-2204

Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking – Instructor Certification Workshop

This course is designed for persons teaching entry-level safety and paddling skills in calm, protected water within easy swimming distance of shore.  This is a 2-day workshop combines both the Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) and an Instructor Certification Exam (ICE), making it possible for qualified candidates to receive ACA instructor certification upon successful completion of the Instructor Certification Workshop.

The Level 1 course focuses on:

  • Refining basic strokes and maneuvers, and exploring more effective ways of teaching them to others
  • Developing a range of towing and rescue techniques
  • Expanding group management strategies and safety knowledge

Completion of an ACA Level 1 Skills Assessment, ACA Membership and the ACA Instructor Manual are required to take the course.  See a complete list of L1 Instructor Criteria listed on the ACA website.

Registration for the course will open in August, 2023.



  • Day 1
     Saturday, September 30, 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2
     Sunday, October 1, 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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