ACA Division Europe

The ACA offers training through certified Instructors, Instructor Trainers and Instructor Trainer Educators in several disciplines of paddle sports. Not listed here are adaptive paddling, rafting, SUP Yoga, prone paddling and Surfski. These are currently not tought in Europe


The Open Canoe curriculum is divided into a flatwater / touring branch and a moving water / whitewater branch. Both branches have a common foundation which is formed by a general introduction to canoeing.

Diagram open Canoe → pdf
Curricula Canoeing


As with the Open Canoe, there are also two main sections: River-/WW Kayaking and Sea Kayaking. Sit on top Kayak and surfing (ocean waves) are not included in the diagram.

Diagram in progress.
Curricula Kayaking


The SUP Curriculum is divided into a whitewater and a surfing branch. A third one has been added: SUP Yoga. Ocean Surf and Yoga is not included in the diagram.

Diagram SUP → pdf
Curricula Stand up Paddleboarding

Safety and Rescue

Diagram in progress.
Curricula Safety & Rescue
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