ACE Kayaking Classes

ACA Instructor Development

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L1-L4 Coastal Kayak Classes

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Coastal Day Trip Leader Assessment

This course is intended to provide the minimum skills and training necessary for an adult leader possessing basic paddling skills to lead a trip for participants with beginner level paddling skills, in gentle conditions. The emphasis of this course is trip leading, safety, education and rescue, not paddling instruction. The content is relevant for clubs, camps, scouts, meet up group leaders and other entities providing trips.

Program Credentials

Our American Canoe Association works on a regular and ongoing basis with hundreds of federal and state authorities to ensure regulatory compliance. These programs have been reviewed by and/or satisfy the requirements of the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (DOL/OSHA), the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Coast Guard (DHS/USCG). These programs are also recognized, endorsed, accepted or approved by state regulatory agencies, including those licensing Emergency Medical Services, child care, education, public health, labor and others. These programs have been found acceptable for meeting requirements established by a wide variety of professional associations, such as American Camp Association and Boyscouts of America, councils, academies and boards.

Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained within the text is consistent with current and accepted guidelines. Science and Technology are constantly creating new knowledge and practice in safety and health education. These programs are intended to give suggestions as to the proper procedures and protocols. The circumstances of each incident often vary widely. Guidelines for safety and emergency care cannot be given that will apply exactly in all cases.

Professional Statement

Florida Outdoor Academy is committed to offering courses designed to properly prepare our students to render appropriate medical attention to the sick and wounded. Our dedication to providing the very best possible education is unfailing. Our instructors are well trained and licensed or certified in their fields of expertise. We work with the most knowledgeable leaders in the industry to ensure our curriculum adheres to industry approved standards. We want to reassure our students that our curriculum is based on the most current industry standards and protocols used by leading providers in wilderness medicine. Our promise is to research each course we offer thoroughly to ensure we are following state or industry approved guidelines.

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