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ACA L-4 Instructor Development Workshop (IDW)

October 6 - October 8

| $375

This is an ACA Level 4 Coastal Kayaking Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) for existing L-3 instructors who wish to advance to L-4 certification.  The three-day Instructor Development Workshop is a prequel to the Instructor Certification Exam (ICE), which will take place a month later.

Note, in order to participate you must meet the requirements for aspiring L-4 instructors, found here.  The workshop is designed to help aspiring L-4 instructors develop the skills necessary to teach L-4 skills and supervise students in L-4 conditions.  The workshop is a mix of classroom and on-water participation and instructor candidates will be assigned teaching topics in advance of the IDW.  This event can also serve as an instructor update for L-4s who need recertification.

Students participating should leave the IDW with clear direction on areas they need to work on before participating in the L-4 ICE.  This course will be taught by Tom Noffsinger and Dale Williams, in the Eastern Shore of Virginia area, just north of Hampton Roads.  Lodging will be provided.

Note, there is a max of 10 participants, and this course is expected to fill up early, so don’t wait to enroll!  A 50% deposit is required to secure your spot.  Deposits are refundable until July 1.

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The IDW is $420 for the three day course, plus a share of the lodging, estimated to be around $50/night for four nights.  Lodging is in a rental house, with full kitchen.

Early Bird Pricing Save $45 off the three day course if you book by July 1.  The price is $125/day for early birds, and $140/day after July 1.


October 6
October 8
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Tom Noffsinger


Metomkin Inlet
Folley Creek Road, Accomac, VA 23301 United States
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