PSUPA Flat Water Level 1 Certification

Two Day Course | Fall 2021

  • 465 US dollars
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Service Description

If your organization needs certified SUP coaches, contact us to schedule a PSUPA Flatwater Level 1 Certification – an intensive two-day course that will turn your staff into high caliber SUP coaches who can lead group tours, SUP fitness classes, kids camps and private instruction competently and safely. The curriculum emphasizes water safety, leadership, and teaching risk management and rescue procedures. You also have the option to learn the basics of running a SUP business. Certification is awarded upon completing the course. This includes passing all tests and achieving a satisfactory evaluation of your teaching, leadership skills and attention to safety. You will receive a PSUPA Certified Instructors Manual that covers everything covered in the course and more. Curriculum • Water safety - emergency preparedness and rescue techniques • Interpretation of weather and water conditions • On-water group management and communication • Leadership skills • Teaching concepts and techniques • How to teach the basic elements of stand up paddling • Approaches to teaching students of varying ages, abilities, skill levels, and limitations • Lesson formats and preparation • Methods of teaching basic paddling techniques • SUP gear and equipment overview • SUP Business - business models and procedures, including how to start a business, insurance requirements, marketing, pricing and hiring instructors. A SUP Business Manual is included with this add-on. Below are the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATION: • Participants will need to be a member of the PSUPA prior to attending the cert. Annual fee $85 • Participants need to have a current hands-on (ie., not Internet-based) First Aid/CPR certification or Wilderness First Aid or Lifeguard Training prior to taking the cert. • There will be some in-the-water safety training. Depending on time of year, you may want to consider wearing a wetsuit or neoprene pants & top. Location: We will travel to our host's location to lead the course. Email Carleen & Nicky at to discuss.

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