ACA Skills Assessments

The ACA coastal kayak skills assessments help you track your progress as a paddler, and give others a reliable indication of your preparedness for trips and further trainings. They also help set realistic goals towards professional guiding or instructor certification. The skills training and assessment focus only on the core technical skills & knowledge at their set levels 1-4. Assessments are ideal for club paddlers, seasonal camp staff and waterfront managers who do not need an instructor certification but do need to show a level of paddling proficiency for employment, group management and safety awareness.

Skills assessments are required pre requisites to participating in Level 3-5  Instructor Development Workshops.

ACA Level 3 Skills Assessment

This assessment will evaluate your paddling, safety, rescue skills, and technical knowledge as outlined in the ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayaking Skills Assessment Criteria Outline. Level 3 assessment requires at least two of the following conditions.
10-15 knot winds
1-2 foot seas
1-2 foot breaking waves
Cost: $125  Time: 6 Hours
Dates: See Calendar for upcoming classes.

ACA Level 4 Open Water Coastal Skills Assessment

This assessment will evaluate your paddling, safety, rescue skills, and technical knowledge as outlined in the ACA Level 4  Open Water Coastal Kayaking Skills Assessment Criteria Outline. Level 4 assessment requires at least two of the following conditions.

Open water 10-16 knot winds
1-3 foot seas
Tidal current up to 3 knots

Cost: $125  Time: 6 Hours
Dates: See Calendar for upcoming classes.

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