The National Paddlesports Education Standards were originally adopted in 2009 and apply to education courses for operators of manually-propelled recreational boats such as canoes and kayaks. The standards were developed by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), in cooperation with the ACA.
NASBLA has recently issued a Call for Proposed Revisions to the National Paddlesports Education Standards, inviting all interested individuals to review and comment. The ACA hopes to encourage more members of the greater paddling community to speak up about this important matter. The Call for Proposed Revisions runs through December 2, 2013.
To download a copy of the standards, and have your voice heard, please visit the EZ-ESP website.
(Please note that as a new user to the site, you'll be required to register so NASBLA can keep you updated on any news or updates regarding the standards.)