One of the following paddling skills certification:
Intermediate Lake or Intro Moving Water Canoe skills,
Level-1 Sea Kayak skills,
Advanced Flatwater Stand Up Paddleboard skills, or
Intermediate River Kayak skills.
River Rescue Training is strongly recommended for those offering any skills course on moving water.
Camping Basics Instructor highly suggested.
None, though it is highly recommended that the prospective candidate has taught a minimum of two Camping Basics skills courses within the past three years, being the lead instructor on at least one of those courses.
Camping and Paddling Experience
A log demonstrating a minimum of 6 camping trips with a total combination of 12 nights or more camping. It is not necessary that these trips involve paddling.
30 days paddling experience in at least Level-1 conditions (including overnights).
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.