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ACA River Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop - Moving Water and Whitewater

August 3-5 & 24-26, 2001

Location: Atlanta, GA  and Southeastern Rivers (to be determined)

Instructor Trainer:  Bruce Williams

White Water Learning Center of Georgia is offering a River Kayak Instructor Certification Worship over two weekends in August. On the first weekend we will develop and train candidate skills and knowledge in three areas: general paddlesports, paddling and teaching.  Candidates will have three weeks to study and practice in these areas. On the second weekend, we will test proficiency, evaluate, and award ACA Certification to qualified Instructor Candidates at the moving water or whitewater level. Whitewater certification requires that instructors have solid class III river running skills. Please refer to the ACA Canoeing and Kayaking Instruction Manual or call Bruce Williams at 404-231-0042 if you need more information about the course curriculum or certification requirements.

The first weekend will be based in Atlanta. The base of operations for the second weekend will be in north Georgia, western North Carolina or eastern Tennessee, depending on water availability. The workshops will begin at 7 pm Friday and end at 6 pm Sunday both weekends.  Participants are expected to be present for the entire period, including Saturday evenings, and should arrange their work schedules and other commitments to enable this.

The American Canoe Association requires a minimum of five participants for certification workshops to run. The maximum number of participants is ten.  Registrations will be accepted in the order in which payments are received, subject to a review of qualifications. 


Instruction Fee ($400).  Checks should be made payable to White Water Learning Center of Georgia (WWLC) and mailed to 3437 Rockhaven Cir NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30324.  Credit card payments by phone are also accepted.

ACA membership ($25).  Registrants who are not ACA members at the time of the workshop will be required to complete a membership application and write a check for dues to ACA in order to participate. Current ACA members should bring their membership card to the initial session.

 ACA Canoeing and Kayaking Instruction Manual ($15.95). Available at most outdoor stores and from the ACA  (703-451-0141).  If you join the ACA as a new member by logging on to the ACA website (, you will get a free copy. We will also have copies available for purchase at the workshop.

 Safety, Instruction and Education Council (SEIC) membership ($15).  Successful candidates must become SEIC members to be certified.

 Certification Processing Fee ($10).   SEIC membership and certification processing fees are payable to the ACA by successful candidates and will be collected by the Instructor Trainer at the end of the workshop.  To minimize payment record problems and delays in processing everyone’s certification, please be prepared to pay by check on August 26.

Lodging and meals are not included. However, we will try to arrange sleeping accommodations on the first weekend for out-of-towners at the homes of workshop participants from the Atlanta area.

To register, call Bruce Williams at 404-231-0042.