Paddlesports Online Course - ACA

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Paddlesports Online Course

Welcome to the free online paddling safety course, brought to you by the ACA and the U.S. Coast Guard!

Also available in Spanish: Confirmación de Cuenta del Curso de Seguridad.

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Paddlesports Online Course

This online training program is brought to you through a partnership between the ACA and the U.S. Coast Guard, and was developed to meet the ACA standards for paddlesports safety education. This course is mobile-friendly from start to finish and is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Topics included:

  • Shopping for paddling equipment
  • Securing a boat to your vehicle
  • Trip Planning
  • Filing a Float Plan
  • On-water Group Management
  • Waterway Hazard Identification
  • Challenging Weather
  • Temperature Regulation & Self Care
  • Rescue Priorities & Protocol
  • And more!

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or you may save your progress and return at a later date. Most students finish the course in about 20 minutes. There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a completion certificate.

This online course is produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.