WPA Certification Miramar Beach, FL March 22

33839_4940261747365_912916780_nGet certified!  YOLO Team Rider and Coach Gary Wise will be holding a World Paddle Association SUP Certification Class at YOLO Board + Beach on Sunday March 22, 2015 from 9a-3p.

The WPA Water Safety curriculum includes classroom and on water instruction as part of the water safety education classes that includes:

• Board and Equipment Purchasing
• SUP Etiquette
• Safety Planning
• Injury Prevention
• Water Dynamics
• Boating Laws
• Board & Paddling Skills
• Rescue techniques
• Water Safety information

All instructors who complete a World Paddle Association Water Safety class are also required to complete the following criteria to satisfy the certification requirements. An instructor may attend a WPA Water Safety class if have not met the following CPR/First aid and insurance criteria:

Requirements:
• CPR/First Aid certificate (class format through the American Heart Association or American Red Cross)
• Liability insurance coverage (we will send you information with lower insurance rates only available for WPA instructors)
• $75 per year to maintain WPA instructor certificate (first year fee included in the first class)
• 80% on certification exam
• Be a WPA member

Benefits:
• Marketing: instructors will be posted by level and region on the WPA website
• Insurance: discounted rates for individual and group insurance
• Backed by a structured organization with the WPA and the WPA Board of Instructors
• Updates with curriculum supplied to all WPA instructors

This is a one day class to meet your requirements for a WPA instructor class I certification. Any instructor who has not completed the online application can do so by going to http://worldpaddleassociation.com/apply-now/. All instructors attending must adhere to the guidelines set forward by the WPA with information posted below and on www.worldpaddleassociation.com.

If for some reason you have to cancel and cannot attend you will not lose your deposit. We will apply your deposit to the next WPA class that you can attend. The WPA has many local Class II and higher instructors so you may attend another WPA class in the near future if you have to cancel.

You will be receiving more information prior to the scheduled class date and location.

Please note that along with your credentials that you have submitted on your application you MUST be able to maneuver and paddle a board in a confident and comfortable fashion. The WPA classes are tailored to the sport of stand up paddling. Your certification will be delayed and with held if the instructors feel that your skill level is not up the standards needed to teach lessons as a WPA Instructor.

We look forward to providing the best practices with stand up paddleboard water safety education to pass on for your future lesson plans and staff. Feel free to contact Gary if you need any additional information at [email protected]  Class to be held at YOLO Board + Beach located at 11610 US Hwy 98 W, Miramar Beach, FL  32550.