American Canoe Association

The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a member based, national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition and recreation (aka FUN!)

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Course Overview

ACA Level 3: River Safety and Rescue

The River Safety and Rescue workshop teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and simple rescues of paddlers in distress.

ACA Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue

The Swiftwater Rescue workshop teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and rescue techniques for paddlers in distress.

ACA Level 5: Advanced Swiftwater Rescue

The Advanced Swiftwater Rescue workshop is aimed at trip leaders, boaters paddling on more challenging whitewater, and anyone desiring opportunities to develop their rescue skills.

ACA Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Instructor

Take the Swiftwater Rescue Instructor Development Workshop and Instructor Certification Exam (IDW & ICE).

ACA Level 1: Introduction to Canoeing Instructor

Take the Introduction to Canoeing Instructor Development Workshop and Instructor Certification Exam (IDW & ICE).

ACA Level 2: Essentials of River Canoeing Instructor

Take the Essentials of River Canoeing Instructor Development Workshop and Instructor Certification Exam (IDW & ICE).

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Telephone: (828) 293-5384

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