WPA Certification Class

Utah SUP paddleboarding "Paddle Moab"

Friday May 11, 2018 9 AM Ken’s Lake
Become a WPA certified SUP instructor or just learn some stuff to progress your paddlboarding experience.
Call Park City SUP to get signed up:(801) 558-9878

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The WPA provides SUP Water Safety & Education for instructors from our expert staff designed to educate and inform all levels of instructors with water safety and preparation. With the rapid growth of stand up paddling the WPA Board of Instructors has put together a comprehensive instructional curriculum to educate instructors to include purchasing decisions, paddling technique and water dynamics in all bodies of water with safety being the top priority with instruction to educate for fun and safety for the paddling community.

The WPA Water Safety curriculum includes classroom and on water instruction as part of the water safety education classes:

Board and Equipment Purchasing
SUP Etiquette
Safety Planning
Injury Prevention
Water Dynamics
Basic Boating Laws
Board & Paddling Skills
Rescue techniques
Water Safety information


Marketing: instructors will be posted by name, level and region on the WPA website
Insurance: discounted rates with individual, company and club insurance
Backed by a structured organization with the WPA and the WPA Board of Instructors
Updates with curriculum supplied to all WPA instructors
WPA member only offers and discounts

Level: Class I

Certified to give lessons to instruct paddlers as a WPA Certified Instructor.

Fee: $295.00 ($75.00 yearly fee included the first year)

5 hours of class/water instruction, 80% on class examination.

Yearly Instructor fee: $75.00 (required to maintain instructor status)

Instructor requirements: First Aid and CPR certification, water sports liability insurance, 18 years of age and a minimum of 2 years of instructor experience.

A WPA Class I instructor may petition for a Class II level of instruction after one year of being a Class I instructor. You may contact me about obtaining a Class II certification at this clinic as well.


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