Your Paddle Canada instructor certification is valid for a maximum of 4 years! A certification maintenance (CM) clinic is the fastest and easiest way to satisfy your professional development requirement. These CM clinics are your opportunity to learn the newest teaching and paddling techniques, review the performance standards for your students, and spend the day sharing with your instructor-colleagues.
Maintaining your instructor certification allows you to offer Paddle Canada–sanctioned skills courses and to use the Paddle Canada name and logo, per the Paddle Canada Logo & Trademark Policy. You are not allowed to call yourself a Paddle Canada instructor unless you maintain your certification!
Paddle Canada recognizes that its strength is active instructors. Active instructors teach courses, maintain their skills and engage in continuing professional development. Paddle Canada supports active instructors through the regular process of instructor certification maintenance.
At the end of this interesting day-long clinic you will be more energized about instructing and have something new. Your professional development requirement will be completed for the next 4 years.
Instructor Student Ratio:
1:9 (MAX) to ensure you of the best instructional experience possible!
Paddle Canada requires instructors meet annual and quadrennial (every 4 years) requirements to maintain their certification. Details are available on this Paddle Canada webpage.
Candidates need to register with Paddle Canada before the first day of class; they do not charge any fee for this registration. Undercurrents offers these clinics at a low price to assist instructors in maintaining their certification.
Paddlers at this level usually own their own gear. If needed, canoes, kayaks, SUP boards and related gear are available for rent during this course. Group rescue gear is provided.
At least 16 years of age.
Current Paddle Canada certification at the appropriate instructor level.
Current certification in Standard First Aid with CPR. (14-16 hours).
Dates, Times & Locations:
CM clinics are offered for the following certified instructors:
- Moving Water Canoe instructors on Date TBA on the Kananaskis River (Google map), meet at the Info Centre at 10:00 am
- Basic Kayak instructors on Date TBA at Ghost Lake (Google map) starting at 9:00 am
- Basic or Advanced Flatwater SUP instructors on Date TBA at Ghost Lake (Google map) starting at 9:00 am
Registration & Refunds
Full payment is due at registration to secure your spot in the course.
On the rare occasion when Undercurrents cancels a lesson, we will issue a full refund or make every reasonable effort to register you in an equivalent program; it is your choice.
If you cancel for any reason more than 7 days (14 days for multi-day courses) prior to the course commencement, you will receive a full refund less our $10 administrative fee.
There is no refund if you cancel for any reason within 7 days (14 days for multi-day courses) of the course.
Courses go rain or shine. Here in Alberta we can have rain, snow, blistering heat or high winds – sometimes on the same day. Don’t believe weather forecasts; dress for varying weather conditions. If you need help, our store staff can give you great advice!
See our policies page for more details.