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Curriculum Update for ACA Coastal Kayak Instructors

Published on 3/29/2014
Calling all ACA Certified Coastal Kayak Instructors!

In case you missed it, the SEIC and ACA Board of Directors met February 20-22, 2014 in Columbus, Georgia.


The Coastal Kayak Committee proposed changes to the Level 5: Advanced Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructor Criteria and the Level 3: Coastal Kayaking Skills Assessment – and both were approved!


- The Level 3: Coastal Kayak Skills Assessment venue conditions have been changed to mirror those outlined in the Level 3: Coastal Kayaking Instructor Criteria, requiring two of the four listed conditions to be present during the course.

- Level 4: Open Water Coastal Kayaking instructors who wish to upgrade to Level 5 now have a reporting requirement in place of the 2-year waiting requirement.


What does this mean for you?


If you plan to offer a Level 3: Coastal Kayaking Skills Assessment, you’ll need to become familiar with the assessment document.

If you are an aspiring Level 5: Advanced Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructor, please review the new instructor criteria document.


The ACA wishes you a fun and successful paddling season!



Kelsey Bracewell

Safety Education & Instruction Coordinator

ACA | Canoe – Kayak – SUP – Raft – Rescue

503 Sophia Street, Suite 100

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

540-907-4460 x 105

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