ACA Level 4 River Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW)

skill level:   advanced
ages:   adult
price:   $800.00
deposit:   $250.00
prerequisite:   See below

This is a five day course that can certify Kayakers who have not previously held instructor certifications. It can also serve as an update for someone who already holds a Level 1, 2 or 3 or 4 certification. This course will be hosted by Rutabaga Outdoor Adventures and will be facilitated by L4 Kayak Instructor Trainer Educator Jordan Taylor on the Wolf River, WI. .

ACA Instructor Certification Workshops are designed for experienced boaters who want to improve at or learn how to share their love for and knowledge of paddlesports. If you have only been paddling for one or two seasons and/or have little or no teaching experience in other areas this course may not be for you. That said, Jordan Taylor is an expert educator accustomed to instructing and training classes including a variety of skill levels, learning styles and ambitions.

ACA Instructor Certification Workshops are designed to:
  • Be a fun experience of paddlesports.
  • Introduce established boaters to ACA Instructor Criteria and other ACA policies, procedures, curricula, history and membership benefits.
  • Introduce and/or improve skills in the following areas: boating ability, technical knowledge of paddlesports, group and risk management, rescue, teaching skills and theory, and people skills. You will also learn how to register, report, insure and advertise paddlesport courses through the ACA website.
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 $250 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!

Jun 18
At: Gardner Dam Adventure Base, White Lake, Wisconsin, 19
At: Gardner Dam Adventure Base, White Lake, Wisconsin, 20
At: Gardner Dam Adventure Base, White Lake, Wisconsin, 21
At: Gardner Dam Adventure Base, White Lake, Wisconsin, 22
At: Gardner Dam Adventure Base, White Lake, Wisconsin
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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