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Curriculum Update for ACA Coastal Kayak Instructors

Saturday, March 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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