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Tuesday, May 31, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
New Moving water / Whitewater DVD available »
Through a grant from the U.S. Coast Guard, the ACA partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to develop a multi-chapter DVD...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Paddlesports Safety Facilitator »
In February of 2016, the Safety Education & Instruction Council (SEIC) and the ACA Board of Directors voted to approve...
Monday, March 7, 2016
Teach L2 Kayak Assessments »
The ACA has partnered with the USCG Auxiliary in a unique program called AUXPAD. There will be opportunities across t...
Friday, February 26, 2016
Boating Standards Panel - comments needed »
The Consensus Ballot and Public Review period for NASBLA 101-20XX: Basic Boating Knowledge - Human-Propelled Boats ends in...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Instruction Council Meeting »
The Safety, Education & Instruction Council ( SEIC ) will hold it's first meeting of 2016 on February 4th and 5th...
Monday, January 4, 2016
Instructor Trainer Process - Online Self Study »
The new Self Study for Instructor Trainer Candidates is now available online. You will need to login to your ACA profile i...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
SEIC Policy Manual - revised »
As per the recently approved motions from the Safety Education & Instruction Council (SEIC) at their meeting in Charle...
Sunday, October 11, 2015
SWR Conference - Recap »
ACA Hosts 2nd Swiftwater Rescue Conference  October 9-11, 2015 Dillsboro, North Carolina The AC...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Instructor Trainer Conference - Registration is now live! »
The conference schedule and educational sessions have been updated significantly, and there is still more to come! Fo...
Monday, February 23, 2015
Revised SEIC Policy Manual »
At the February 20, 2015 Safety Education and Instruction Council (SEIC) meeting, there were several revisions to the SEIC...
Monday, January 26, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes to Instructor Trainer Process »
Join fellow Instructor Trainers and Instructor Trainer Educators in a discussion about changes to the Instructor Trainer A...
Thursday, January 22, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prone Kayaking Curriculum Discussion »
Join fellow Instructors and Instructor Trainers in a discussion about including a Prone Kayaking Curriculum into the ACA's...
Monday, January 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SUP Yoga Program »
The new SUP Yoga Skills Course is designed to introduce/expose the participant to sufficient skill and knowledge so that t...
Sunday, January 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of Paddlesports Education - January »
The January issue of the Journal of Paddlesports Education is now online.      Read it here...
Monday, October 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SWR Conference 2015 »
The ACA provides a range of recreational opportunities and has been established as one of the premier standards of paddles...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Volunteer Instructors Needed! »
If you are a currently certified ACA Instructor interested in volunteering...please read below:  The Safety Educ...
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Save the Date »
Save the Date! October 23-25, 2015 Learn more...
Monday, February 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Validation Survey - Paddlesports »
USCG Empanelled Standards/Rubrics Experts Team Launches National Validation Survey Portsmouth, RI (February 10,...
Friday, January 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of Paddlesport Education - January issue now online »
The January issue of the Journal of Paddlesport Education can now be read online in two formats. This month's...
Friday, July 5, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
BSA - SUP Award »
The ACA is proud to announce that the SEIC's Stand Up Paddleboarding Discipline Committee has worked with the BSA's Nation...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
June - Journal of Paddlesports Education »
June JPE Highlights in this issue: It's all about Wading! Kokatat Instructor of the Month ACA's Swi...
Monday, March 4, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of Paddlesport Education - March »
Welcome to the March 2013 Edition of the Journal of Paddlesport Education! Highlights in this issue: Paddlesports...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of Paddlesport Education - October »
Welcome to the October 2012 Edition of the Journal of Paddlesport Education! Highlights in this issue: It's A...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012   (2 Comments - view/add)
Smartphone Course Reporting »
Just finished your skills course? Go to the ACA's mobile website on your smartphone and click on the EZ Skills Cours...
Thursday, September 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of Paddlesport Education - September Edition »
Welcome to the September 2012 Edition of the Journal of Paddlesport Education! Highlights in this issue: ...
Monday, July 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kokatat - Instructor of the Month »
Kokatat has just joined the ACA as a Supporting Partner! Starting in August, Kokatat will be the proud sponsor of the ACA...
Friday, April 27, 2012
Google Map - Instructor Tainer Search Function Improved »
In addition to PDF's that list all the certified Instructor Trainers and Instructor Trainer Educators by both discip...
Friday, March 16, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Course Reporting Video »
The SEI Department has developed a short video on how to navigate the ACA website in order to report a course through the...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
First Aid & CPR for Instructors »
In October, the SEIC and Board of Directors made a slight revision to the First Aid and CPR requirement for certified Inst...
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Hidden Icon Game - Prizes! »
In each Paddle eMagazine, the ACA Flag (shown here) will be hidden somewhere in the issue. The first person to correc...
Monday, October 20, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
SUP video - Leashes & Lifejackets »
Watch our new SUP video   to learn what type of leash and lifejacket to use when you SUP. Some of the rules and recom...
Sunday, April 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
April SEI Focus »
Welcome to the April 2012 Edition of the SEI Focus! Highlights in this issue: ACA Paddlesports App on Android...
Friday, February 3, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
February SEI Focus »
The latst version of the SEI Focus is now available online  Highlights in this issue: ACA Regional SUP S...
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
SEIC Dues - Online »
Have you just taken an ACA Instructor Certification Course? Have you paid your ACA Membership dues but not your SEIC...
Saturday, October 8, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Partnership Moving Forward »
Earlier this year, the ACA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. As ou...

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