PSUPA Certifications

PSUPA currently offers Flatwater Level 1 Certification, and other programs in development will be released soon.

Flatwater Level 1 Certification - a prerequisite for our other certifications, this course covers the broadest scope of information, and includes a thorough reference manual.  Please refer to the Flatwater Level 1 page to find out more about the course.

Click Here for a Listing of 2017 scheduled courses.

The following SUP certifications are currently in development:

Flatwater Level 2 (Will be titled Essentials Level 2)

Surf (In editing, 11/16)

Rivers

Downwind

Exposed Water / Offshore

Please note for any PSUPA certification course, we cannot guarantee you will achieve a certification simply by taking the course. To ensure that you will get the most out of any certification course, and that you are prepared for the commitment, please read the prerequisites for the certification program and verify with an Instructor Trainer to determine if you are qualified to take the course.   Our standards are high, but achievable, if you are prepared for the certification course.

"I just completed the Flatwater Level I Certification in Seattle, WA with Instructor Trainer Rob Casey. The certification course was packed with valuable information that will help me run a new Stand Up Paddle business. The classroom time gave me the tools that I need for running safe classes, understanding different types of customers, and much more. The classroom and hands on time prepared me to be an organized instructor and offered many new tips on gear and set up. The water time was incredible, Rob obviously has a great amount of experience. We worked on paddling skills, rescue techniques (and more), all while learning about local wildlife and landmarks! Rob is a true professional and I would highly recommend this course."  Sally Drake, Certified Instructor, Missouri.