Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor

Next Available Date: May 11 and 12, 2024

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Become A Certified Paddleboarding Instructor

Become a Paddle Canada Flatwater Instructor and teach your own Paddle Canada Courses or instruct with a local paddleboard school. The ADVANCED FLATWATER INSTRUCTOR COURSE is an entry level course to paddleboard instruction. Taught by Emre this course covers paddleboard instruction beginning right from the BASICS.

The course includes a special focus on the challenges of instructing and guiding on the west coast. Lead by Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer Emre Bosut, this course includes components developed through Emre’s experience as an instructor and guide trainer as well as his time spent leading groups in a variety of paddle crafts on the west coast. Learn effective instructional techniques, group management, and safety planning.

Successful participants in the course will receive a Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater Instructor certification (or Basic Flatwater Instructor certification) along with instructional aids to help run their own courses. Want to learn more about the Paddle Canada Program? Check out the Paddle Canada SUP Program Manual for full details on Paddle Canada’s SUP program standards.



Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater Skills or equivalent paddleboarding experience.

Instructor candidates must register for a Paddle Canada Membership to act as a Paddle Canada instructor. Please register for course number 70820


Expert instruction form with a focus on decision making, guiding techniques, and rescue scenarios.

Lesson Planning Tools.

Wetsuit and paddleboard if needed. Instructor candidates are welcome to also use their own gear.


Paddle Canada Membership $99 (must be registered before the course begins).

Not Included

Accommodation, Transportation, Food. We are located at Mackenzie Beach Resort they have both camping and cabin accommodation options