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WPA Paddle Board Instructor Certification

World Paddle Association – WPA – Paddle Board Instructor Certification Classes ***

We offer World Paddle Association (WPA) Certification Classes designed for people with prior paddle boarding and teaching experience who want to get certified to teach others to paddle board. We will spend some fun time on the water evaluating your current skills and fine tuning your paddle boarding technique. Coach Sheree teaches from her WPA training and includes PaddleFit technique and drills since she is certified in both training techniques. We will cover teaching skills, drills, warm ups with paddling safety and rescue training in a private to semi private waterfront setting for 1 to 6 people.

WPA Level 1 Certification Class

  • Semi-Private 1 Day Class Water Skills Certification $295 (2 to 6 People)
  • Private Training for 1 Day Class $395 (Single Person)
  • Semi Private for 2 Day Class $495 (2 to 6 people)
  • Private Training for 2 to 3 Day Class $695 (Single Person)
  • Private Training 5 day class or Retreat customized to meet your needs for paddling skills, tips on running your own business, paddle board yoga and more. $1495 (Per Person)

1 Day Class Schedule WPA Level I SUP Certification

  • 2-4 hours pre-class book work & test
  • 2 hours on Zoom in advance of on the water class day.
  • 5 hours on the water instruction

2 Day Class Schedule WPA Level I SUP Certification

  • 2-4 hours pre-class book work & test
  • 2 hours on Zoom in advance of on the water class day.
  • Day 1 Schedule includes 4 hours on the water instruction for WPA
  • Day 2 Schedule includes 3 – 4 Hours on the water training for Sea Dog’s Paddle Board Tour & Lesson Training and 3 hours of land based training (the time split may be adjusted as needed at discretion of Coach Sheree and experience of the student)
  • Includes 1 in person or video review of your post training and paddle boarding practice to make sure you are ready to start guiding and teaching safely and efficiently. Let’s call it the confidence booster and we will plan review that best serves your needs, schedule and location.

    *This package is for people who need more training time. There may be multiple reasons more time is needed. Examples might be that student is new to teaching, new to paddling, learns at a different pace, inclusion of SUP Yoga, or student is interested in more advanced technique training including race training and other reasons.

Registration Requirements & Membership Details WPA Certification:

Upon passing the your 1st year WPA dues is included. After the first year dues are $49 and renewal with WPA is required to maintain instructor status. The course includes 4 hours of on-water instruction, 2 – 4 Hours of book work and review on your own in advance and 2-3 hours of Zoom or in-person review of the WPA course content with me, your coach. The option to meet by Zoom or Phone will allow you to choose a 1 day in-person training, if this meets your schedule better than 1 1/2 days of in person training. Passing Exam Grade is 80%.

Instructor requirements: First Aid and CPR certification, water sports liability insurance, 18 years of age and a minimum of 2 years of coaching experience (experience can be from coaching as a personal trainer, wake boarding, SUP, Fitness and other types of coaching).

WPA Water Safety curriculum includes classroom and on water instruction as part of the water safety education classes include: Board and Equipment Purchasing, SUP Etiquette, Safety Planning, Injury Prevention, Water Dynamics, Basic Boating Laws, Board & Paddling Skills, Rescue techniques (towing pictured above) and Water Safety information. For more details please visit the WPA Website and review the Levels of Certification Page. I also include the PaddleFit*** paddling skills and coaching techniques that I use in my classes and tours.

When you register for the WPA Level I Certification class a deposit of $95 will be charged. You can pay the remainder the day of our class or I can send a link for the balance in payments that work for you. I can also send you a link to pay for the entire class at one time if you prefer that.

A rain date will be planned after your initial deposit is made.

The WPA Level I Work Book, in PDF form will be emailed to you after your second payment so that you can start studying for test and be prepped for our Zoom Meeting.

***This is a WPA Certification not a PaddleFit Certification Class. We encourage all paddlers to get their PaddleFit Certification as well!