Choose the certification that fits you then contact one of our Instructor Trainers in your region to schedule a course. If you don’t find an Instructor Trainer in your area on the list below, we would be happy to help you find certification options. Many of our instructors travel worldwide.
Flat Water Level 1 Certification - A prerequisite for our other certifications, this course covers the broadest scope of stand up paddling information, and includes a thorough reference manual. Please refer to the Flat Water Level 1 page to find out more about the course. 2018 Flat Water 1 Certifications
Camp SUP Basic Skills and Safety Certification - Just released in May 2017, this program is designed to train summer camp staff on stand up paddling basics and water safety. This is a one day course in which the camp (instead of the individual) gets certified annually. Click Here for Details
SUP Yoga - Just released in October 2017, this course will prepare you to teach SUP yoga professionally. You'll also learn how to run a successful stand up paddling business. Click Here for Details
The following SUP certifications are currently in development:
Flat Water Level 2 (Will be titled Fundamentals Level 2 late 2017)
Paddle Surfing (in editing, to be released Early Nov 2017)
River SUP (in editing, to be released Early Nov 2017)
Downwinding (in editing, to be released late 2017)
SUP Touring (in editing, to be released late 2017)
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 Flat Water 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.