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ACA Level 1-2 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop

  • 2070 Twin Branches Road Reston, VA, 20191 United States (map)

Join us for this 3-day intensive instructor training and assessment in all things paddle boarding. This training will cover learning and teaching theory, communication exercises, feedback structure and delivery, as well as on water technical skill development, rescue strategies and skills, group management concepts, and much more. The American Canoe Association Instructor Certification is viewed as the gold standard for water safety and paddlesport education by the U.S. Coast Guard and the paddlesport industry within the U.S. This course will be split into two segments: Level 1-2 Essentials of Stand Up Paddle Boarding Instructor Development and Certification Assessment: .Instructor Update: Current instructors looking for an update of certification may join the course for a shorter duration per Instructor Trainer approval and time needed for update. Priority will be given to students participating in the full 3-day course. Please contact the instructor trainer, Ben Morton:, to explore this avenue. This is a fantastic training opportunity whether you’re interested in becoming a full time paddlesport educator, learning some tips for teaching friends and family members, or want to develop your technical skills while getting an inside look at paddlesport education. 

ACA Instructor Trainer: Ben Morton Ben is a full time paddlesport educator and guide and has taught on rivers through the US, Central America, Europe, and Asia . Ben has worked with a variety of the industry’s leading paddling schools and instructors and continues to travel throughout the U.S. leading ACA Instructor trainings in kayak, canoe, and SUP. Ben has over a decade of experience leading ACA Instructor Courses and prides himself in striving to provide the highest quality training and helping each participant reach their goals. For more information about Ben Morton please visit his website: