One of the following paddling skills certification:
Intermediate Canoe skills,
Intermediate River Kayak skills,
Sea Kayak Level-2 skills,
Touring 1 Stand Up Paddleboard skills,
River 1 Stand Up Paddleboard skills, or
Surf 1 Stand Up Paddleboard skills.
River Rescue Training is strongly recommended for those offering any skills course on moving water.
Paddle Canada Wilderness Camping Instructor.
The candidate will have a significant teaching experience as a Wilderness Camping Instructor in a wide variety of conditions and locations including a minimum of 15 days of logged instruction of Wilderness Camping curriculum (either courses or clinics).
A minimum of two Wilderness Camping courses, within the past three years, being the lead instructor on both courses. These two courses count toward the 15 logged days.
Camping and Paddling Experience
A log demonstrating a minimum of 8 camping trips with a total combination of 12 nights or more camping. It is not necessary that these trips involve paddling.
Significant paddling experience in a wide variety of conditions and locations.
How to Register for an Instructor Course
Contact the course director/organization and register with them first.
Register yourself as an instructor candidate member with Paddle Canada by following these steps:
Are you existing Paddle Canada member or a past skill course student? Login to your account and follow the instructor candidate link there.