Level 3: River Packrafting Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE) - ACA

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08.26.24 – 08.29.24

Level 3: River Packrafting Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)

Gunnison, CO, USA

Want to become an ACA Certified Packraft Instructor? This course is focused on the latest technical knowledge, terminology, teaching skills, personal paddling skills, and safety awareness in a swiftwater teaching environment.

This course helps you work on personal and interpersonal development and pushes you to build skills and knowledge through peer feedback, video analysis, and lectures. We combine practical on-water demonstrations and presentations with real-world scenarios that will equip you to deal with teaching this multifaceted sport as a professional. This course sets the industry standard for instruction in paddle sports.

The ACA instructor certification process is broken up into two core components: the Instructor Development Workshop (IDW), and Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). The IDW presents students with the skills and knowledge that are required to become an instructor. The ICE is an opportunity for each candidate to demonstrate his/her proficiency in the presentation (logical progression) and demonstration (proper modeling) of the skills, and knowledge necessary for certification.


• Be at least 18 years of age
• Be or become a member of the ACA
• Become a member of the Safety, Education, and Instruction (SEI) Committee
• Successfully complete the course (requires: attendance at every session, completed homework, and paddling tests).


August 26-29, 2024 (Mon – Thurs)
Gunnison, CO
Cost: $550

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