The ACA National Paddlesports Instruction Program has been acknowledged as the "Gold Standard" of paddlesports education throughout the United States and abroad. We have developed a wide variety of curriculum, trainings, and resources to serve paddlers of any skill level and discipline. To take advantage of these great tools and opportunities, the first step is finding an ACA certified instructor-- here are a few ways to find one near you:
- Search for nearby instructors using the ACA Paddle Ready App; it’s free in the App Store or Google Play. The app also includes useful features such as instructional rescue videos, float plans, surf and tide forecasting, river gauge levels, safety and gear checklists, an accident reporting form, and more!
- Use the ACA website to find instructors all over the country - include a skills course in your next vacation or locate instructors for family and friends out of state.
- Need more assistance? Contact the ACA Safety Education and Instruction Department to ask more questions and get expert guidance.