This is a one day class to meet requirements for a WPA instructor class I certification.
- Board and Equipment Purchasing
- SUP Etiquette
- Safety Planning
- Injury Prevention
- Water Dynamics
- Boating Laws
- Board & Paddling Skills
- Rescue techniques
- Water Safety information
All instructors who complete a WPA Water Safety class are also required to complete the following criteria to satisfy the certification requirements. An instructor may attend a WPA Water Safety class if have not met the following CPR/First aid and insurance criteria:
CPR/First Aid certificate (class format through the American Heart Association or American Red Cross)
Liability insurance coverage (we will send you information with lower insurance rates only available for WPA instructors)
$75 per year to maintain WPA instructor certificate (first year fee included in the first class)
80% on certification exam
Be a WPA member
Marketing: instructors will be posted by level and region on the WPA website
Insurance: discounted rates for individual and group insurance
Backed by a structured organization with the WPA and the WPA Board of Instructors
Updates with curriculum supplied to all WPA instructors
Any instructor who has not completed the online application can do so by going to http://worldpaddleassociatio
If for some reason you have to cancel and cannot attend you will not lose your deposit. We will apply your deposit to the next WPA class that you can attend. The WPA has many local Class II and higher instructors so you may attend another WPA class in the near future if you have to cancel.
Please note that along with your credentials that you have submitted on your application you MUST be able to maneuver and paddle a board in a confident and comfortable fashion. The WPA classes are tailored to the sport of stand up paddling. Your certification will be delayed and with held if the instructors feel that your skill level is not up the standards needed to teach lessons as a WPA Instructor.