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Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC

GUIDE CERTIFICATION COURSES

 Level 1,  AOG upgrade &  full AOG  Courses
with Coastal Current Adventures
(including NEW Online Campus)


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Guides Information Package: Requirements and Curricula

Level 1 Course

COASTAL CURRENT ADVENTURES (CCA)

SALT SPRING ISLAND, April 28-May 2 (full);  June 2-6 (full), June 9-13

$875.00 + GST

This 5 day course offers Level 1 Guide Training which is the major component towards Guide Certification. Learning can begin online once registration and payment have been completed. Our new interactive Online Campus with videos and drone footage ensures that students have the classroom theory and vocabulary comprehension prior to arrival.  Quiz and practice exams are accessible online. Learn at your own speed and then be able to concentrate your time and energy during the course to the practical on water sessions. We have been offering this course to up and coming kayak guides for 25 years.

*Students must obtain on their own, a handheld Marine Radio License, CPR-C ticket and minimum 16 hour Standard First Aid certificate, prior to or after the course, in order to be awarded their Level 1 Certification by the SKGABC.  

  **Note: All candidates must pay for their SKGABC membership prior to the course. This can be done online at skgabc.com. If students are not registered as a member, we are unable to have them take the final exam. 

***Level 1 and AOG Courses may be available during alternate dates with a minimum of 6 persons.    

 

Upgrade to AOG Course

COASTAL CURRENT ADVENTURES  (CCA)

LOCATION- Juan de Fuca
MAY 4 - MAY 8  or JUNE 8- 12

$875.00 + GST

Guides must already have a Level 1 Guides Certification and their pre-requisite Level 1- logged days of paddling.  Requirements in order to work as an AOG Guide include:  a current SKGABC membership, 50 hour Wilderness First Aid, CPR-C ticket & a handheld Marine Radio License.

The practical part of this intensive course is all in Level 3 waters. Location for 2021 is Juan de Fuca, the Sooke area of Vancouver Island.

 Learning can begin online with our new interactive Online Campus once registration and payment have been completed. The videos and drone footage ensure students have practiced classroom theory prior to arrival and will allow for learning at one's own speed. Quiz and practice exams will be available online. With completing the classroom learning ahead of time, students will be able to reserve their time, energy and concentration for the practical on-water sessions. Kayak surfing, paddling in swell and swift water rescues are just a few areas covered. Practical and written exams are completed at the end of this course.

Full AOG Course

COASTAL CURRENT ADVENTURES (CCA)

LOCATION - SALT SPRING ISLAND & JUAN DE FUCA

MAY 10 - MAY 18

$1495.00 + GST

This course is now FULL.

If you want to obtain the AOG certification you can take the June Level 1 course, June 2-6th and then do the June 8 - 12 Upgrade to AOG for the same price as the Full AOG course.  This gives you an extra day of training for the same price.  No other discounts can be applied.

This intensive 9 day course is done in Level 2 waters for the first 4 days and then in Level 3 waters for the last 5. Practical and written exams are completed in the last two days. 

In order to work as an AOG Guide, one also needs a current SKGABC Membership, 50 hour Wilderness First Aid, CPR-C ticket & handheld  Marine Radio License.  

Learning can begin online once registration and payment are completed, with our new interactive Online Campus. The videos and drone footage ensure classroom theory has been learned prior to arrival for the start of the course. Quizzes and practice exams will be available online. Learn at your own speed and then have max time during the course to commit to the practical on-water sessions. Leadership development, surf landings, paddling in swell and swift water rescues are just a few areas covered. 

 

* All Guides Courses are SKGABC endorsed and once all certification requirements have been attained, will allow guides to work in British Columbia.  

 

TESTIMONIALS

“After paddling for over 15 years I thought I knew pretty much everything and was taking the course to get the certification; boy was I wrong!  I learned that I didn’t know much and was amazed at Jack and Jasper’s knowledge and teaching abilities!!  Thanks, it was fun, met great people and learned a ridiculous amount.”

Charles

“Thank you for such a wonderful course.  It was really powerful to have such a calm, wise and knowledgeable kayak instructor/teacher.  I really appreciate all the skills and information that you shared with us all, even in such a short time! 

I’m stoked to spend the summer on the water and grateful to you for helping me get there! Enjoy the sunshine, I look forward to the next time our paths cross--hopefully on the ocean.“

“I learned so much, and now can pass on my knowledge to others that I guide.  You both had such a fabulous way of teaching and you made learning all that information fun.  Your zest for teaching and enthusiasm makes me want to take the AOG course soon.  Thanks very much.”

Don