Association Level 5: Advanced Open Water (AOW) Combined IDW/ICE/Update
April 24-28*, 2014
*Lodging is available through 10 AM on April 29th.
The ICW will be based out on Georgetown Island, Maine. This location provides
candidates with access to a variety of AOW venues with in a 1 hour commute.
Overview: The purpose of the Level 5 AOW IDW/ICE/Update is to expose candidates
to a variety of teaching/coaching methods and behaviors intended to enhance and
individual candidate’s current practice. At the core, the Level 5 ICE is an
assessment designed to confirm an individual’s knowledge and understanding as
it pertains to teaching in the AOW environment and to assess a candidate’s
ability to differentiate a session for up to three individual students in
ACA L5 AOW IDW/ICE Pre-Requisites:
• To be eligible for
Level 5: Advanced Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructor Certification, an
individual must be a currently certified Level 4: Open Water Coastal Kayaking
Instructor in good standing for a minimum of 2 years.
• Meet the ACA Essential
• Meet the General Requirements for ACA Instructor
Certification ACA L5 AOW Update Pre-Requisites:
• Teach and Report to the
National Office at least two courses that meet the L5 AOW standard within the
four year certification period.
• Maintain ACA Membership and SEIC Registration
• Possess current First Aid and age appropriate CPR credentials.
Recommendation: It is recommended that L5 Candidates participating in the
IDW/ICE and current L5 Instructors participating in the course as an update
demonstrate experience teaching, coaching and paddling in diverse and complex
coastal environments and demonstrate the ability to teach/coach a variety of
ability levels. While evidence of this is not required a "logbook” is appreciated.
Training and Assessment Venue: L5: AOWCK certification cannot be completed
unless during some period each of the conditions necessary for rough water
assessment is present during some portion of the certification course.
Conditions appropriate for rough water skill assessment.
• 3-5 Foot Seas
15-25 Knots of Wind
• 3-4 Foot Surf Break
• 4-5 Knots of Current
Information: Additional Information about the ACA L5 IDW/ICE/Update
requirements can be found by reviewing the ACA Level 5: Advanced Open Water
Todd A Johnstone- Wright-Saint
Michael's College Wilderness Program • ACA L5 AOW IT • BCU Level 5 Coach Sea •
ACA L4 OW ITE • ACA L4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor • ACA L4 Surf Kayak
Instructor • Wilderness EMT/Educator
Rushton- Geneva Kayak Center • ACA L5 AOW IT • ACA L5 Advanced Swift Water
Rescue Instructor • BCU 5 Star Leader Award Sea Kayak
John Carmody- Sea Cliff
Kayakers • BCU Level 5 Coach Sea • ACA L5 AOW Instructor • ACA L 4 Surf Kayak
Instructor • Wilderness First Responder
• Registered Maine Guide Course Fee:
$850.00 The course fee includes course materials, instruction, assessment and
lodging. It does not include, transport, meals, ACA membership, or SEIC dues.
Equipment: For candidates traveling by air, boats and paddles can be provided.
Additional Information/Registration: For additional information or registration
materials please contact Todd Johnstone-Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802.238.6664.