Take ACA’s Online Paddlesports Safety Course

The American Canoe Association offers their Paddlesports Safety Course online for you to take at your speed from your location…

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Why Take an Online Paddling Safety Course

Knowing about paddling safety isn’t required for you to get out on the water—it’s just smart! Whether you’re canoeing, kayaking or kayak fishing, it pays to always keep safety top-of-mind.

The American Canoe Association (ACA) offers their course online for just $29.50. They partnered with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to put this course together.

There’s no minimum age to take the course and there’s no residential requirements.

Do you have kids who want to paddle on their own? If they’re old enough to ask about that, they’re likely old enough to take the course. Or take it with them for some good bonding time!

Are you new to paddlesports and want a solid overview of safety? There’s no better or more convenient place to start.

How the Paddlesports Safety Course Works

Step 1: Go to ACA’s website to register for the course. It’s designed to work on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. You’ll pay the $29.50 and you’re ready to go.

Step 2: Go through the coursework. You can either set aside a few hours to complete it all at once, or take it a little at a time. Your work is saved each time you log in and you’re free to complete it at your own pace.

Step 3: Take the exam once you’ve studied the material and feel ready. Don’t worry if you have trouble with it—you have unlimited attempts! The goal is to learn the content.

Step 4: Print your course completion document. This can be especially motivating for your kids!

Step 5: Get out there and paddle! Practice the things you’ve learned while it’s still fresh in your mind. Practical application is the best way to get the information ingrained.

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An online course like this one is a great first step in learning about paddling safety.

Once you’re through the course, getting in the water for more safety tips from local instructors and guides is a great way to follow-up and learn even more. Head over to this ACA website page to find a local instructor.

Happy learning and paddling!

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