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Level 1-2: Essentials of SUP Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)
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Level 1-2: Essentials of SUP Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)

5/26/2017 to 5/28/2017
When: Friday, May 26, 2017
Where: Ohio River, Waterfront Park
401 River Rd
Louisville, Kentucky  40202
United States
Contact: Todd Bishop

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ACA SUP L1/L2 Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)

May 26th, 27th & 28th, 2017

Louisville Waterfront Park
Community Boathouse
Louisville, KY

Hosted by River City Paddle Sports 

Space is limited, call Todd at 904.806.5461 or email ( to reserve.

Ready to get certified as a Paddleboard instructor? We're ready to help make it happen!

Come train with IT Todd Bishop at this ACA Level 1/Level 2 SUP Instructor Development Workshop & Instructor Certification Exam (Instructor Certification Workshop) in Louisville, KY. This intensive course is for experienced SUP paddlers seeking to acquire the training and certification needed to teach students, classes, & guide tours. Over 3 days we will develop & assess technical skills, knowledge, & teaching abilities. Join us in the Northwest Territory on the “good river” (Ohio river), for this exhilarating class. We will be using 2 different sites for class, the Ohio river and Long run park

This course encompasses a great deal of information from Strokes & Maneuvers, Teaching & Learning theory to professional standards. We will also cover group management & rescues, board design/construction, and repair 

It's great for paddlers who:
Teach classes
Would like to teach SUP courses
Guide tours
Have experience teaching and paddling
Program directors
or Enthusiasts.

Cost: L1/L2 $450 pp (3 days)
L1 $350 pp (2 days)
L2 $350 pp (2 days)

*Each Instructor Candidate gets a floaty truckers cap, decals, water bottle holder and mini solar resin repair kit.
*you'll need a SUP, paddle, and a USCG approved PFD (each can be provided upon request)

Pre-requisites: Previous SUP experience, 18 years of age or older, First aid & CPR certification, ACA annual membership. Fee does not include ACA instructor’s manual or SEIC dues.

We will also have a skills course the day before (May 25th). Check the calendar. The skills course is included (no charge) for those attending this ICW. 

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