ACA L3-4 Canoe Instructor Update/Upgrade

skill level:   advanced
ages:   adult
price:   $425.00
deposit:   $150.00
prerequisite:   See below

This is a two day course for current American Canoe Association Canoe Instructors who need to update at Level 3 or 4 to keep their instructor certification current. This course is also for Level 1-2 Instructors wanting to upgrade to Level 3 or 4. It is hosted by Rutabaga Outdoor Adventures, and will be facilitated by L4 Tandem and Solo Canoe Instructor Trainer Jordan Taylor on the Wolf River, WI.

ACA Instructor Updates are designed to:
  • Refresh and add to the instructor’s teaching and paddling skills as well as update the instructor’s ACA Instructor certification.
  • Provide current information regarding the curriculum, instructional programs, policies, certification requirements, insurance guidelines, reporting, etc.
  • Serve as continuing education as well as review and verification of teaching and technical skills, group management, etc., along with providing a review of ACA administrative requirements.
Course Prerequisites:
  • All participants must acknowledge personal compliance with the ACA Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC)
  • Be a current ACA instructor in good standing

Registering for and completing the course does not guarantee certification.

Tuition Notes
The Instructor Certification Workshop requires a $200 non-refundable deposit to register, with the balance due 4 weeks prior to the start of the course. A 15-business-day cancellation notice is required to receive a refund on the balance of the course fee.

Lodging at the Gardner Dam Adventure Base is included in the cost.

For course content or certification questions, contact Jordan:
For more information on Jordan visit

Please contact Chloe Machula at Rutabaga ( with any other questions or for clarification!

There are currently no available sessions for this class.
Required Forms
Each person attending Rutabaga classes must read and sign the Waiver of Liability form and the Student Health Info form. Please download each form for each participant and bring the signed documents with you when you come to class. Thanks!

Student Equipment List
Student Health Info
Liability Waiver