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Monday, October 31, 2016
Attention Instructors - SEIC Bylaw Revision meeting »
The SEIC Meeting is open to all ACA Instructors, or other individuals from the paddling community, who are interested in m...
Friday, October 28, 2016
SEIC Meeting »
Join fellow ACA Instructors and volunteers from across the country in Sausalito, CA...and make a positive difference for p...
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Discipline Committee Meetings »
Join fellow ACA Instructors in Sausalito, CA for the SEIC's Discipline Committee Meetings on November 9th.  Open...
Monday, October 17, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Kayak Camping on Angel Island? »
Kayak camping on Angel Island is just one of the many unique experiences you can have at the 2016 ACA National Paddlesport...
Monday, September 19, 2016
Tips on Inflatable Lifejackets »
Tips about Inflatable Lifejackets ( PDF )   Learn more about PFDs...
Monday, September 12, 2016
California - Adaptive Paddling Workshop »
In conjunction with Adaptive Expeditions, the ACA is hosting a 2-day Adaptive Paddling Workshop (APW) in Sausalito, CA imm...
Thursday, September 8, 2016
L1/L2 Instructor Symposium - this weekend »
The ACA and the City of Rock Hill Active Learning & Living (A.L.L) Outdoors program are excited to offer the first sym...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Level 5: Advanced Whitewater Kayaking - instructor certification »
Are you already an ACA Level 4: Whitewater Kayaking Instructor? Are you looking to upgrade to Level 5: Advanced? &nbs...
Friday, August 5, 2016
National Paddlesports Conference - speakers »
See who is presenting at this years National Paddlesports Conference. In addition, there will be updates for both Ins...
Thursday, August 4, 2016
2017 SWR Conference »
2017 Date Selection: Help the ACA's Safety & Rescue Committee choose the 2017 dates. Please complete this D...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Coastal Kayak Instructor Certifications »
Reminder to all Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainers and Instructor Trainer Educators: Prerequisites A reminder...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
New Moving water / Whitewater DVD available »
Through a grant from the U.S. Coast Guard, the ACA partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to develop a multi-chapter DVD...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Paddlesports Safety Facilitator »
In February of 2016, the Safety Education & Instruction Council (SEIC) and the ACA Board of Directors voted to approve...
Monday, March 7, 2016
Teach L2 Kayak Assessments »
The ACA has partnered with the USCG Auxiliary in a unique program called AUXPAD. There will be opportunities across t...
Friday, February 26, 2016
Boating Standards Panel - comments needed »
The Consensus Ballot and Public Review period for NASBLA 101-20XX: Basic Boating Knowledge - Human-Propelled Boats ends in...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Instruction Council Meeting »
The Safety, Education & Instruction Council ( SEIC ) will hold it's first meeting of 2016 on February 4th and 5th...
Monday, January 4, 2016
Instructor Trainer Process - Online Self Study »
The new Self Study for Instructor Trainer Candidates is now available online. You will need to login to your ACA profile i...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
SEIC Policy Manual - revised »
As per the recently approved motions from the Safety Education & Instruction Council (SEIC) at their meeting in Charle...
Sunday, October 11, 2015
SWR Conference - Recap »
ACA Hosts 2nd Swiftwater Rescue Conference  October 9-11, 2015 Dillsboro, North Carolina The AC...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Instructor Trainer Conference - Registration is now live! »
The conference schedule and educational sessions have been updated significantly, and there is still more to come! Fo...
Monday, February 23, 2015
Revised SEIC Policy Manual »
At the February 20, 2015 Safety Education and Instruction Council (SEIC) meeting, there were several revisions to the SEIC...
Monday, January 26, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes to Instructor Trainer Process »
Join fellow Instructor Trainers and Instructor Trainer Educators in a discussion about changes to the Instructor Trainer A...
Thursday, January 22, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prone Kayaking Curriculum Discussion »
Join fellow Instructors and Instructor Trainers in a discussion about including a Prone Kayaking Curriculum into the ACA's...
Sunday, January 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of Paddlesports Education - January »
The January issue of the Journal of Paddlesports Education is now online.      Read it here...
Monday, October 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SWR Conference 2015 »
The ACA provides a range of recreational opportunities and has been established as one of the premier standards of paddles...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Volunteer Instructors Needed! »
If you are a currently certified ACA Instructor interested in volunteering...please read below:  The Safety Educ...
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Save the Date »
Save the Date! October 23-25, 2015 Learn more...
Monday, February 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Validation Survey - Paddlesports »
USCG Empanelled Standards/Rubrics Experts Team Launches National Validation Survey Portsmouth, RI (February 10,...
Friday, January 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of Paddlesport Education - January issue now online »
The January issue of the Journal of Paddlesport Education can now be read online in two formats. This month's...
Friday, July 5, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
BSA - SUP Award »
The ACA is proud to announce that the SEIC's Stand Up Paddleboarding Discipline Committee has worked with the BSA's Nation...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
June - Journal of Paddlesports Education »
June JPE Highlights in this issue: It's all about Wading! Kokatat Instructor of the Month ACA's Swi...
Monday, March 4, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of Paddlesport Education - March »
Welcome to the March 2013 Edition of the Journal of Paddlesport Education! Highlights in this issue: Paddlesports...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of Paddlesport Education - October »
Welcome to the October 2012 Edition of the Journal of Paddlesport Education! Highlights in this issue: It's A...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012   (2 Comments - view/add)
Smartphone Course Reporting »
Just finished your skills course? Go to the ACA's mobile website on your smartphone and click on the EZ Skills Cours...

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