|ACA Pro Schools are some of the best organizations across the country to find top quality ACA certified instruction.
As a member benefit, current ACA members receive discounts on certain Pro School instructional programs.
Cutter Aquatics– Kayaking and Canoeing Instructor and IT Certification
CUTTER AQUATICS – a premiere educational resource for kayakers and canoeists – has been delivering water safety education programs in Texas since 1996. Cutter Aquatics teaches high-level technical paddling skills in an encouraging atmosphere and helps candidates for ACA Instructor and Instructor Trainer certifications discover and enrich their program organizational skills and personal coaching strengths. Cutter Aquatics has a legacy of quality, safety and fun in paddling instruction and our trademark guided trips – adventure vacations close to home and around the world. With our resolute dependability and devoted customer service we have been the premier provider of kayaking and canoeing instruction in Texas and we currently focus on developing elite level American Canoe Association certified kayaking and canoeing instructors and instructor trainers.
From anywhere in the country contact us to provide ACA Instructor Training or to mentor you/your staff to become ACA Instructor Trainers.
CKAPCO - Canoe Kayak and Paddle Company
CKAPCO - ACA Instructor and Trainer certifications in Kayak or Canoe as well as skill development classes for beginners through advanced paddlers. CKAPCO also offers ACA and BCU Skill and safety Assessments, as well as full and half day trips just for fun! Top end boats and gear provided. CKAPCO is proud to be the first ACA Pro School! DC and Baltimore metro locations.
Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission
East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival
Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission (CCPRC) offers a variety of Canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayaking skills classes and trips, including educational outings for beginner to expert paddlers. From day-trips, weekend skills classes, to certification courses, our ACA certified paddling instructors and trainers focus on safety and fun. Learn the essentials needed to make your paddling experience an enjoyable one from our friendly and knowledgeable instructors. Serving over 25,000 individuals of all ages and abilities annually, our Outdoor Adventure Program is the first of its kind to be accredited by the Association for Experiential Education. CCPRC also brings you the East Coast Paddlesport & Outdoor Festival every April.
Geneva Kayak Center
We proudly serve the entire Chicago area with the finest in boats and accessories, local kayak tours and instruction. Our goal is to promote the sport of kayaking to the greater Chicago area and the Midwest through safety and education. In addition to our local offerings, we offer spectacular Adventure Paddling Trips for beginner to advanced paddlers, to amazing locations in the Midwest, Alaska, Greece, Mexico and the UK. Whether you want to enjoy an afternoon on the river or are preparing for a two-week expedition, we believe the sport of kayaking should be fun, and can be enjoyed by all.
Our school is situated in Austria near Vienna. We offer skill development classes for beginner through advanced paddlers as well as ACA Instructor and Trainer certifications in Sea-Kayak or Canoe. No matter if you want an afternoon in the Danube National Park, an educational course or a multi-day trip we are the right partner for you. We also lend state of the art equipment like wenonah canoes or current design kayaks.
Unsere Schule befindet sich in Österreich in der Nähe von Wien. Wir bieten Paddelkurse für Anfänger, für Fortgeschrittene, für Lehrer und für Trainer für Kanadier, Seekajak und SUP. Egal ob sie einfach nur einen Nachmittag in den Donauauen genießen, eine qualitativ hochstehende Ausbildung oder das Abenteuer einer Paddeltour im Urlaub genießen wollen, bei uns sind sie an der richtigen Adresse.
Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures
Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures provides comprehensive sea & surf kayaking instruction & assessments, paddle board instruction, guided tours, environmental education & team building programs. We also offer kayak & paddleboard rentals & sales, and unique adventure trips along coastal Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and the Caribbean.
Cascade Canoe and Kayak
From your first strokes – touring the San Juan Islands,
Puget Sound, the Washington coast and inland lakes and rivers, to pursuing
Olympic dreams – Cascade Canoe & Kayak offers a full spectrum of canoeing,
kayaking and paddle board programs. Take lessons, develop skills, and
rent by the hour from our convenient waterfront centers located in beautiful
outdoor settings. Explore magnificent Washington State waterways in half,
full and multiday tours, for scenic vistas: dramatic mountains, scenic
waterways, gorgeous underwater gardens and spectacular wildlife abound.
Find a full line of paddlesports boats and equipment in our complete retail
shop. If your boat needs repair, our expert technicians can bring it new
life. Beginning at nine years old to adults well into their nineties, our
customers celebrate their love of paddling with our expert and world-recognized
staff. Since 1997 we have shared the joys of paddling with our
communities in a manner that’s fun and safe!
RAFFTAFF, located in the south-west corner of Germany, provides open-canoe, sea kayak, swiftwater rescue and SUP skills courses and assessments. ACA Instructor Trainer Raphael Kuner offers instructor-certifications as well as trip-leading assessments. We are one of the rare places in Europe to get ACA SUP-instruction and, due to the fact that Raphael is the one and only ACA swiftwater-rescue instructor in Europe, the only school to get ACA rescue instruction. Besides this, our canoe camp is right in the middle of the Back Forest and our home base is located at the river Rhine. These are perfect places for canoeing , SUPing and kayaking. You are heartily welcome.
REI - Outdoor Schools
Locations & Contacts:
- Atlanta, GA: Atlanta-OS@rei.com
- Boston, MA (New England): NewEngland-OS@rei.com
- Chicago, IL: Chicago-OS@rei.com
- Denver, CO: Denver-OS@rei.com
- Los Angeles, CA: LosAngeles-OS@rei.com
- Washington DC / Virginia / Maryland: DC-OS@rei.com
- Minneapolis / St Paul, MN: Minneapolis-OS@rei.com
- New York – Tri State: NewYork-OS@rei.com
- Portland, OR: Portland-OS@rei.com
- San Diego, CA: SanDiego-OS@rei.com
- San Francisco Bay, CA: SanFrancisco-OS@rei.com
- Seattle, WA – Puget Sound: Seattle-OS@rei.com
- Sacramento, CA – Reno, NV (Sierra): Sierra-OS@rei.com
Ready to launch into a new outdoor activity or advance in one you already enjoy? REI Outdoor School can get you on your way! We offer beginning to advanced-level classes and outings in kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, navigation, snowshoeing, road cycling, backpacking and more. And you don’t need a lot of equipment to participate: we provide kayaks, bikes, snowshoes, GPS units and other gear. And most importantly, our professional instructors are committed to sharing their knowledge and ensuring an enjoyable experience for every participant. Come join us!
The River Connection
- Location: Hyde Park, NY
- Contact: Marshall Seddon: 845-229-0595
The River Connection connects a broad range of experience and specialized training with their instructional team: American Canoe Association certified kayak instructors; naturalists; geologists and artists. Each member of their team provides a unique and perceptive view to the beauty and function of the waters that surround the Hudson Valley, NY region and abroad. The River Connection is proud to specialize in putting people, all people, on the water with some of the most highly trained water sport instructors in the Hudson Valley Region. The River Connection conducts the only American Canoe Association certified Whitewater Program and Adaptive Kayaking program for people with disabilities in the region.
University of Minnesota Duluth- Recreational Sports Outdoor Program
Recreational Sports Outdoor Program is dedicated to promoting healthy, active lifestyles and connections to the natural world through personal and professional experiences.
Wet Planet Whitewater
enjoy teaching other people to kayak? The instructors from Wet Planet Whitewater
Pro School will teach you the tricks of the trade. Conveniently located along the banks of the
White Salmon River and with an on-site rolling pool, the Wet Planet facilities
provide the perfect class room for any level kayaker. All equipment can be provided – just pick your
date, reserve and show up! Besides kayak
classes, Wet Planet offers rafting day trips, multi-day river trips, river
rescue classes and international river adventure trips. Our professional instructors love sharing
their skills, adventures and passion for kayaking with their students. Get out on the river with our team!
If your school or organization is interested in being recognized as an ACA Pro School, please contact the Membership Department.