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American Canoe Association Courses

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Take your skills and instruction to the next level!

Sea Trek is privileged to offer American Canoe Association (ACA) courses for paddlers, paddlesport leaders/guides and instructors. Whether you’re already an instructor ready to take your skills to the next level or a seasoned paddler looking to have your skills assessed by the ACA’s national standard, our ACA courses seek to meet your goals.

Which course is right for me?

This will help you choose the right class for you.

ACA Training & Assessments

Are you an experienced paddler who wants their skills and technical knowledge assessed? We offer L2 – L3 coastal kayak and stand up paddleboard assessments. You can view the assessment criteria on the ACA web page for each level and craft.

ACA Instructor Certification Courses

Looking to become an ACA-certified instructor, level up your current certification, or update your current certification? We offer L1 – L3 instructor certification courses for both coastal kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. You can view the instructor criteria on the ACA web page for each level and craft. Please note: L3 coastal kayak instructor courses require candidates to successfully complete an L3 Assessment Course before registering.

ACA Trip Leader Training & Assessment Courses

These courses are designed for paddlers who want to lead and guide friends and groups safely in various paddling conditions. Sea Trek offers trip leader courses for levels 2 and 3 in both coastal kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. You can view the trip leader criteria on the ACA web page for each level and craft. Please note: L3 coastal kayak trip leader courses require candidates to successfully complete an L3 Assessment Course before registering.

EXPLORE ACA COURSES

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L1 SUP Instructor Certification

$299
Non-Members

This course follows the American Canoe Association SUP Instructor curriculum and is ideal for those stepping up their leadership and teaching skills.

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L2 SUP Instructor Certification

$399
Non-Members

This more technical course follows the ACA SUP Instructor curriculum and is ideal for those stepping up their leadership and teaching skills and pursuing a paddle sports career.

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