Instructor PD Clinics

Take a SUP course with Undercurrents!


Your Paddle Canada instructor certification is valid for a maximum of 4 years! A sanctioned professional development (PD) clinic is the fastest and easiest way to maintain your certification! These PD 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.

We offer Paddle Canada sanctioned PD clinics to existing instructors at the following levels: Basic Kayak, Sea Kayak Level 1, Flatwater SUP (Basic & Advanced Flatwater), SUP River 1, and Moving Water Canoe.

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!

Expected Outcome:

At the end of this interesting day-long clinic you will be more energized about instructing and have learned 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 maintain their annual membership and complete professional development every 4 years – this PD clinic fulfills that requirement! Details are available on this Paddle Canada webpage.

Paddlers at this level need to provide their own gear. If needed, canoes, kayaks, SUP boards and related gear are available for rent elsewhere. Group rescue gear is provided.

All participants are required to complete and sign our standard waiver.

All of our instructor trainers are Paddle Canada certified and among the top in their discipline! Their certifications are current, and they undergo regular professional development. ? Part of the famous Undercurrents experience!


At least 18 years of age.

Current Paddle Canada membership.

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:

  • Basic Kayak instructors on July 5th starting at 9:00 am
  • Sea Kayak Level 1 instructors on July 5 starting at 9:00 am
  • Basic or Advanced Flatwater SUP instructors on {Date TBA} starting at 9:00 am
  • Basic or Advanced Flatwater SUP instructors on July 6th at Ghost Lake (Google map) starting at 9:00 am
  • SUP River 1 instructors on {Date TBA} at 9:00 am
  • Moving Water Canoe instructors on {Date TBA} at 9:00 am