ACA Focused Instruction and Assessments

ACA Essentials of Kayak Touring (L2) Skills Development

We’ll design a customized L2 focused course geared toward mastering each of the core skills needed to pass the ACA L2 Essentials of Kayak Touring assessment. or for preparation for an L2 Essentials of Kayak Touring Instructor certification.

Assessments require an ACA membership.

ACA Essentials of Kayak Touring (L2) Skills Assessment

Measure your current skills progression against a standard benchmark or for:

  • Those looking to advance to the instructor level.
  • Individuals working in or planning to work with an outfitter or camp (proof of skills and training).
  • Organizations looking to provide an added value for employees and participants.

ACA L2 EKT Skills Assessment criteria

There will be an opportunity prior to the assessment to practice and fine tune skills, but assessments are not training sessions.

Assessments require an ACA membership.

Module pricing

  • ACA Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Skills Development
    • Pricing based on student specific course
  • ACA Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Skills Assessment:
    • $125 per person

Policies and disclaimers:

  • On-water kayak instruction modules require a signed waiver, full immersion gear with appropriate thermal protection (wetsuit or drysuit with appropriate base layers), and an approved PFD. SUP/paddle board modules require a leash. Gloves, neoprene booties or appropriate water shoes, and a neoprene skull cap are recommended. No cotton may be worn for any on-water instruction module. Helmets and/or additional safety gear may be required for some modules.
  • No gear is provided. My gear and outfitting class is recommended for beginners prior to taking on-water modules.
  • Modules (with some exceptions) are open to sit in recreational kayaks and sea kayaks (including skin-on-frame, Trak, and Oru kayaks) with a minimum of front and rear bulkheads or approved flotation and SOT kayaks.
  • For pool sessions, wetsuits or rash guards are recommended. (Drysuits are not recommended for pool use as they can be damaged by cholorine.)
  • All modules require a signed waiver prior to participation.
  • Minors 14+ may participate in select modules with a parent or legal guardian. (Exceptions can be made for younger students and for older students without a guardian present for some modules.)
  • Refunds are provided in full if the student cancels prior to 72 hours before module start time, or I cancel the module. Student cancellations within 72 hours of module start time are refunded at 75% unless the module is rescheduled.
    • Skills clinics are non-refundable. Unattended clinics canceled prior to 24 hours before start time will be credited toward future clinics or modules.

COVID 19 Health and Safety Protocols:

  • All modules require proof of vaccination. (Exceptions MAY be made on a per case basis).
  • Please bring a mask that can be quickly worn when/if necessary.
  • If you show any signs or symptoms (regardless of the nature of the illness) please cancel immediately.