Two students canoeing down whitewater on the Wildhay River, AB
Location: Wildhay River, Alberta. Photo credit: Priscilla Haskin

Intermediate Tandem or Solo Moving Water Canoeing Instructor

Discipline: Canoeing Program: Moving Water Stream: Instructor Development

The Intermediate Tandem or Solo Moving Water Canoeing Instructor award provides a national certification in the instruction and administration of the Intermediate Tandem or Solo Moving Water Canoeing course.


Successful candidates will receive the Intermediate Tandem or Solo Moving Water Canoeing Instructor certification.

The Intermediate Tandem or Solo Moving Water Canoeing Instructor is certified to:

  • conduct the Intermediate and Introduction Tandem or Solo Moving Water Canoeing skills course and Basic Canoeing course
  • assist on Intermediate and Introduction Tandem or Solo Moving Water Canoeing Instructor courses
  • assist on Advanced Tandem or Solo Moving Water Canoeing skills course (Advanced Tandem or Solo Moving Water Canoeing skills certification is required)
  • apprentice on an Intermediate Tandem or Solo Moving Water Canoeing Instructor course
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Course Prerequisites
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Certification
    • Introduction to Tandem or Solo Moving Water Canoeing Instructor.
    • Advanced Tandem or Solo Moving Water skills certification or equivalent skills and knowledge with permission of the course instructor.
  • First Aid
    • Current certification in first aid and CPR (14-16 hours).
  • Experience
    • Experience beyond that of an Intermediate Tandem or Solo Moving Water Canoeing skills course.
  • Instructors can transfer their certification to solo instructor when the meet the following requirements
    • Advanced Tandem or Solo Moving Water Canoeing skills certification and,
    • an Instructor Trainer recommendation.

How to Register for an Instructor Course

  1. Contact the course director/organization and register with them first.
  2. 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.
    • Are you brand new to Paddle Canada? Proceed to the Instructor Candidate membership form.
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