What is Included in the WPA Instructor
Certification Class?

First, we hope you will experience learning in a fun and dynamic atmosphere as we discuss, learn and develop, strong instructors.

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WPA Instructor Class Pricing

  • 1 Day Class

    Semi-Private small group $295 per person or 1 person Private $395. 1 day class can be stretched to 1 1/2 day class for Private Class. Includes 1st years membership to World Paddle Association (WPA).
  • 3 Day Class
    Semi-Private small group $495 per person with 2 person minimum or 1 person Private $695. 3 day class can be fitted into a 2 day class for Semi-Private small group class. Includes membership to WPA.

Paddle Board Certification Class Topics:

Board/equipment considerations

SUP etiquette

Safety planning

Injury prevention

Water dynamics

Boating laws

Water safety information

Proper Gear/Clothing




Rescue techniques

Five steps in leading an introductory class

Paddle Board Instructor Class Schedule

The entire class can be done in person or we also offer a Zoom portion to review the WPA Class Work Book and the Sea Dog Sup Nation supplemental documents and information. We coordinate how this works based on the specific group of attendees and their respective schedules. We have included a general outline of our 1 to 3 day class schedules. Each schedule is planned based on availability, flight schedule and paddle boarding ability and teaching experience of the attendee.

Book Work Portion of Class:

  • All participants review WPA workbook ahead of class at home.
  • Take the WPA Instructor Level I Test at home; marking answer with a pencil dot so it can be erased later and correct answer circled.
  • WPA Instructor Level II Test is online only however Level II Class includes on water time and review of test for best passing grade.
  • Sea Dog SUP Nation Supplemental Class Docs provided for review and additional resources
  • Review of Exams can be done in person or by zoom with Instructor.

Zoom or Book Work Portion of Class:

  • 1 1/2 Hour to 2 Hour Review of the WPA Instructor Test and workbook materials.
  • 1 Hour Review and Discussion of Sea Dog SUP Nation Supplemental Class Docs

On Water Portion of Class:

  • One Day Class: 5 hours on the Water Instruction (book work completed in advance or same day 2 hours before water session). Example of Schedule: 10am meet up for test review and Q&A. 12pm meet at water location for on water session until 5:00PM or 5:30PM varies by class size and experience of participants
  • 2 to 3 Day Class:

    Day One: Review of WPA Work Book and Test 2- 3 Hours
    Happy Hour and Dinner Social Evening with SUP Topics too or hit the town**
    Depending on arrival times may include a paddle boarding tour around our location by water!

    Day Two: Morning on the Water training
    Working Lunch
    Afternoon Rescue Training Followed by Fun Paddle
  • Day Three:
    On Water and Off Water Training Based on Needs of Student
    Tag Along On a Tour if Available

    **Meals and Drinks are A La Carte and not included in class fee**

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga training may be added into your class. We have options from the basic Hatha style yoga flow used to present a 20 to 30 minute class with Sheree or more advanced SUP Yoga training with Charmaine. Learn more on our SUP Yoga Page – click here. Please give Charmaine or Sheree a call to talk more about SUP Yoga and how we can best help you include it in your teaching program. You can message us from our Contact Page to plan a time for a call – click here.

We have a variety of dates and locations for our classes available.

Visit our booking page for an overview of dates available. You can pick a date, for now, make a deposit and we can plan further for your visit and lock in what works best for your class.

Rescue Flip Rescue Training – Learn how to get injured or unconscious paddler onto a board to paddle them to safety.

Thank for Being a Light

Thanks for Being a Light to the paths of many. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge. I wanted to share with you a “Life is Good” because of people like you Sheree! Cheers to Never Ending Adventures, Abundance and Energy!
Pamela Ann
Louisville, Kentucky