American Canoe Association (ACA)
NNWW offers Level 4 ACA Certified Instruction in the disciplines of Whitewater Rafting (Oar & Paddle) as well as Swiftwater Rescue. ACA sanctioned courses carry liability insurance, which is a fantastic benefit! Participants must be ACA Event Members or Annual Members; you will need to complete the “AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP FORM” and make a small payment. This ACA form is both your Liability Waiver and your Membership. I must collect this item from you before running the ACA course! You may choose EITHER:
ACA Annual Membership
Certificate of Completion
ACA Annual Membership ($40) To have your certificate read “Certificate of Completion” and your credentials be entered into the ACA database. If you plan on taking other ACA courses or becoming an instructor eventually, this is a good option. Complete annual membership registration on the ACA website, make the $40 payment to ACA, and turn in a copy of your Membership Form/ Liability Waiver to me either as a hard copy or email attachment. https://americancanoe.org/join/individuals/#tab_1
ACA Event Membership
Certificate of Participation
ACA Event Membership ($10) To have your certificate read “Certificate of Participation” and your info will NOT be saved in the ACA database. If someone does not have an official ACA number at the start of an insured course or event, they join on-site as an Event Member. I will have hard copies on hand at the put in. Turn in a copy of your Event Membership Form/ Liability Waiver to me either as a hard copy or email attachment and pay your $10 in person along with any remaining unpaid course fees.
No ACA Affiliation
If a course title does not include ACA, it is still taught to national ACA standards, however there will be no certificates issued after your course completion. Non-ACA courses are covered under NNWW insurance instead of ACA insurance. Non ACA courses allow for charter groups to cover material outside the scope of the ACA curriculum. Non-ACA courses are a good option for "clinics," adaptive classes, and anyone who wants to build their own itinerary.
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