The World Paddle Association (WPA) Certification Class is designed for people with prior paddle boarding and teaching experience who want to get certified to teach others to paddle board. We will spend some fun time on the water evaluating your current skills and fine tuning your paddle boarding technique. I teach from my WPA training and include PaddleFit techniques since I am certified in both.

We will cover teaching skills, drills, warm ups and paddling safety in a private to semi private waterfront setting for 1 to 3 people. The World Paddle Association Level I Certification Class Certifies you to give lessons and to instruct paddlers as a WPA Certified Instructor. The deposit to hold the seat in the class is $100. Total Fee for the class and certification for a semi-private class is $295. A private class for 1 person fee is $395.00. Upon passing the your 1st year WPA dues is included. After the first year dues are $49 and renewal with WPA is required to maintain instructor status.

The course includes 4 hours of on-water instruction, 2 – 4 Hours of book work and review on your own in advance and 2-3 hours of Zoom or in-person review of the WPA course content with me, your coach. The option to meet by Zoom or Phone will allow you to choose a 1 day in-person training, if this meets your schedule better than 1 1/2 days of in person training. Passing Exam Grade is 80%.

Rates $295 Per Person Semi-Private (2 to 3 People) $395 Per Person Private (Single Person)

Duration 2-4 hours pre class book work & test

2 hours on Zoom going over workbook and exam

4 to 6 hours on the water class day

Instructor requirements: First Aid and CPR certification, water sports liability insurance, 18 years of age and prior instructor experience. (If you do not have prior teaching experience please give me a call and we can work out a class geared toward your experience and meeting WPA requirements for a Level I Instructor.

WPA Water Safety curriculum includes classroom and on water instruction as part of the water safety education classes include: Board and Equipment Purchasing, SUP Etiquette, Safety Planning, Injury Prevention, Water Dynamics, Basic Boating Laws, Board & Paddling Skills, Rescue techniques and Water Safety information. For more details please visit the WPA Website and review the Levels of Certification Page.

I also include the PaddleFit* paddling skills and coaching techniques that I use in my classes and tours. When you register for the WPA Level I Certification class a deposit of $100 will be charged. You can pay the remainder the day of our one after class or I can send a link for the balance. I can also send you a link to pay for the entire class at one time if you prefer that.

A rain date will be planned after your initial deposit is made. The WPA Level I Work Book, in PDF form will be emailed to you after your second payment so that you can start studying for test and be prepped for our Zoom Meeting.

*This is a WPA Certification not a PaddleFit Certification Class.

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