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Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW)
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2/22/2013 to 2/24/2013
When: 2/22/2013
Where: Lady Bird Lake - Expedition School
Austin, Texas 
United States
Contact: Kim Sorensen

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Course will meet at The Expedition School in Downtown Austin, TX
Instructor Trainer - Kim Sorensen

sorensen@expeditionschool.org

 http://www.expeditionschool.org

Overview: Participants should have the paddling skills, technical knowledge, rescue ability, teaching ability, group management and interpersonal skills commensurate with this level of certification prior to presenting themselves for evaluation as Instructor Candidates at an Instructor Certification Exam (ICE).

Overview: Participants should have the paddling skills, technical knowledge, rescue ability, teaching ability, group management and interpersonal skills commensurate with this level of certification prior to presenting themselves for evaluation as Instructor Candidates at an Instructor Certification Exam (ICE).
Essential Eligibility Criteria: In order to participate in an Instructor Development Workshop (IDW), an Instructor Candidate must satisfy the following essential eligibility criteria:
Be 18 years or older
Be a current ACA member in good standing
Be able to independently participate in all skills activities and rescues listed in the appropriate
ACA Certification Course Outline and Instructor Criteria documents
Be able to effectively communicate with the Instructor Trainer and other course participants
Be able to manage all personal care and mobility independently
In order to participate in an Instructor Certification Exam (ICE), an Instructor Candidate must satisfy the
following essential eligibility criteria:
Be 18 years or older
Be a current ACA member in good standing
Be able to independently complete all skills, activities and rescues listed in the appropriate ACA
Certification Course Outline and Instructor Criteria documents
Be able to effectively communicate, including effective verbal communication
Be able to manage all personal care and mobility independently
Course Prerequisites: Completion of the appropriate level skills course, assessment course or equivalent
skills.
Instructor Trainer: This certification course may be offered by L1 or higher ACA Kayak
Instructor Trainers or Instructor Trainer Educators.
Course Duration: Combined IDW & ICE - Minimum 2 days (16 hours)
Course Location / Venue: Calm, flat water, protected from wind, waves and outside boat traffic, with no
apparent current and within swimming distance of shore.
Class Ratio: 1 Trainer for every 5 candidates (1:5) – 2:10 with a qualified assistant

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