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PSUPA Flat Water L1 Certification

Hybrid Course - 1 day water training/safety practicum & self paced online course

  • Starts May 4
  • 450 US dollars
  • B'More SUP

Available spots

Service Description

Become a SUP instructor! Coach Carleen Birnes is leading PSUPA Flatwater Level 1 Certification in the Baltimore/Chesapeake Bay region. The certification covers the technique and teaching skills needed to lead SUP classes confidently and safely. The curriculum emphasizes water safety, leadership, and teaching risk management and rescue procedures. This course is a hybrid learning model with online coursework and one day of practical water training. Online Course: • Comprehensive digital manual & video content • Learn at your own pace • Complete the online exam from home • Only one travel day • Refer back to the course anytime to stay fresh on material Curriculum: • Water safety - emergency preparedness and rescue techniques • Understanding of weather and conditions • On-water group management and communication • How to teach the basic elements of stand up paddling • Approach and considerations of teaching students of varying ages, abilities, skill levels, and limitations • Lesson formats and preparation • Refining your own paddle stroke and maneuvering technique • SUP gear and equipment overview Certification is awarded upon completing the course. This includes passing the online test and achieving a satisfactory evaluation of your teaching, leadership skills and attention to safety. Below are the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATION: • Participants join PSUPA membership prior to attending the cert. Annual fee $85 • Participants must have a current hands-on (ie., not online-based) First Aid/CPR certification or Wilderness First Aid or Lifeguard Training prior to water training. • Participants must take online exam after certification course. Test fee $40. • Participants must wear USCG approved buoyant PFD for water training. • Paddleboards are not included in the course fee. If you need to rent a board/paddle/leash contact Jessie at B'More SUP to arrange - Spring 2024 Group Certification Course • Online course access begins upon signup • Water practicum Sat, May 4, 2024 - 8:30a-3p Location: B'More SUP 2015 Turkey Point Rd Essex, MD 21221 To finalize reservation and secure your admission into this certification, please email Carleen at to receive your online payment link. Once paid, you will be given access to the online course. Then, be prepared to appear in person on May 4th at the location and times above. If the group time and date don't work for you, please reach out about private instruction.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Baltimore Boating Center, Turkey Point Road, Essex, MD, USA

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