Dates & Location: Squamish April 13-14th, Revelstoke June 1-2nd, Canmore June 10-11th, 2019

Price: $399 + gst

Instructor: Norm Hann

Pre Requisites:

  • Minimum of PC Advanced Flat-water sup skills is required or equivalent experience.
  • Basic First Aid and CPR. (you can get this certification after the course)
  • 16 years of age.
  • Paddle Canada Instructor Candidate membership.

A minimum of PC Advanced Flat-water SUP skills course is required. Sign up for one of our PC Advanced Skills Course to confidently meet the requirements. Candidates are assumed to have a good grasp of these skills such that they could present them confidently. There will be opportunities to hone skills but this is not the venue to be learning the skills for the first time. The final assessment will consist of both land and water based activities plus a written test. Successful candidates will receive a Paddle Canada Intro to Flat-water SUP or Advanced Flat-water SUP Instructor Certification.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn how to instruct effectively through planning and use of teaching models.
  • Learn to clearly and confidently instruct groups in an outdoor environment.
  • Develop your leadership skills and manage groups safely on the water.

Costs Include the Following

  • 2 days of Paddle Canada Instructor Training
  • 1:6 Instructor to client ratio
  • Instructor Resource Manual
  • Paddle Canada Certification: If successful, participants can achieve their Basic Flatwater Instructor or their Advanced Flatwater Instructor certification with Paddle Canada. To receive this certification, the candidate will be required to be an existing member of Paddle Canada.

Price Does not Include the Following

  • Accommodations and Travel
  • Paddle Canada Instructor Candidate membership


We prefer email transfer to or you can pay through the website with credit card.


Cancellations 30 days prior to the start of the course will course price less 10%. Cancellation between 30-15 days results course price less 50% and there will be no refunds on course within two weeks of start date.

“Instructor Training That Sets You Up For Success.”

Norm Hann brings his lifetime of coaching, teaching and expedition guiding experience to help you build a strong instructional and teaching foundation. Our Paddle Canada Flatwater Instructor course is an enriching two day program for aspiring standup paddleboard instructors, retail and rental staff, fitness professionals and those interested in becoming effective teachers and leaders. Candidates will be assessed on their ability to organize, implement and safely run a standup paddleboard flatwater skills course. This course is a pre requisite to the surf, touring, and river instructor courses.

Our course delivers teaching models and outdoor management principles that can not only be applied in your business but can be used in any other environment where training, teaching and leading others is involved.

Equipment List

– Standup Paddleboard appropriate for teaching
– Paddle
– Leash
– Jacket PFD with sound signaling device
– Immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit for rescues)
– Pen
– Snacks/Water/Lunch
– First Aid Kit

Course Numbers

Squamish, B.C. – 66853

Revelstoke, B.C – 67001
Canmore, AB. – 66983

How to Register

  1. Find your course ID above.
  2. Sign up for the course. This needs to be done before the course start date. You can go to and click on ‘Join Today’ at the bottom and follow prompts  OR
  3. If you are an existing Paddle Canada member then use your existing Paddle Canada account. Under ‘My Memberships’ go to Instructor Candidate and follow prompts.

If you have an questions feel free to send an email to