ACA Instructor

Practice your teaching and water skills in canoe, kayak, or swiftwater while building your depth of understanding of the American Canoe Asscociation curricula.

Landmark Outdoor Educator Semester

The Landmark Outdoor Educator Semester is a combined course experience taught May-June each year for rising professionals in the outdoor education and recreation fields. This combination of nationally recognized certification trainings offers students an opportunity to make themselves marketable in the outdoor community, building a resume founded in national standards.  Training does not substitute for experience, however training helps folks gain the work that furthers their outdoor professional career.

Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Instructor

The Instructor Development Workshop (IDW), over 2.5 days, is where instructors assess Instructor Candidate demonstrations and teaching technique, providing feedback for improvement. Instructor candidates receive an exit interview with specific recommendations and 2-4 teaching assignments for the Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). The ICE is an additional 2.5 days and Instructor Candidates’ teaching and demonstration skills are evaluated by course instructors to determine instructional status with the ACA.

Level 4: Whitewater Kayaking Instructor

The Instructor Development Workshop (IDW), over 2.5 days, is where instructors assess Instructor Candidate demonstrations and teaching technique, providing feedback for improvement. Instructor candidates receive an exit interview with specific recommendations and 2-4 teaching assignments for the Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). Over an additional 2.5 days, Instructor Candidates’ teaching and demonstration skills are evaluated by course instructors to determine instructional status with the ACA.

Level 2: Essentials of River Kayaking Instructor

The Instructor Development Workshop (IDW), over 1.5 days, is where instructors assess Instructor Candidate demonstrations and teaching technique, providing feedback for improvement. Instructor candidates receive an exit interview with specific recommendations and 2-4 teaching assignments for the Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). Over an additional 1.5 days, Instructor Candidates’ teaching and demonstration skills are evaluated by course instructors to determine instructional status with the ACA.

Level 4: Whitewater Canoeing Instructor

The Instructor Development Workshop (IDW), over 2.5 days, is where instructors assess Instructor Candidate demonstrations and teaching technique, providing feedback for improvement. Instructor candidates receive an exit interview with specific recommendations and 2-4 teaching assignments for the Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). Over an additional 2.5 days, Instructor Candidates’ teaching and demonstration skills are evaluated by course instructors to determine instructional status with the ACA.

Level 2: Essentials of River Canoeing Instructor

The Instructor Development Workshop (IDW), over 1.5 days, is where instructors assess Instructor Candidate demonstrations and teaching technique, providing feedback for improvement. Instructor candidates receive an exit interview with specific recommendations and 2-4 teaching assignments for the Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). Over an additional 1.5 days, Instructor Candidates’ teaching and demonstration skills are evaluated by course instructors to determine instructional status with the ACA.

Level 1: Introduction to Canoeing Instructor

The Instructor Development Workshop (IDW), over 1 day, is where instructors assess Instructor Candidate demonstrations and teaching technique, providing feedback for improvement. Instructor candidates receive an exit interview with specific recommendations and 2-4 teaching assignments for the Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). Over an additional day, Instructor Candidates’ teaching and demonstration skills are evaluated by course instructors to determine instructional status with the ACA.