Instructor Certification

ACA Level 1-2: Essentials of River Canoeing ICW
intermediate adult
ACA Level 1-2: Essentials of Kayak Touring ICW
intermediate adult
ACA Level 1-2: Essentials of Stand Up Paddleboard ICW
intermediate adult


Share your passion for paddling by becoming an American Canoe Association (ACA) Instructor. Rutabaga offers ACA training in Kayak Touring Level 1-2, River Canoe Level 1-2, and Stand-Up Paddleboard Level 1-2.

To become an Instructor, two steps are required by the ACA: an Instructor Development Workshop, followed by an Instructor Certification Exam. Instructor Certification Workshops (ICWs), which is what Rutabaga currently offers, combine both the IDW and ICE into one 3-day or 4-day workshop.

Call the Rutabaga Outdoor Adventures office at 608-310-3852, or email classes@rutabaga.com, to learn more about becoming an instructor!