IFSKGIA Sea Kayak Instructor

To obtain certification as a IFSKGIA Instructor an individual must complete the 3 steps of IFSKGIA instructors training course.

A IFSKGIA certified instructor has the following qualifications and conditions


IFSKGIA Associate Sea Kayak Guide & Instructor

To obtain certification as a IFSKGIA Associate Guide & Instructor an individual must complete the following 3 steps:
Step 1. – Evaluation and admission to IFSKGIA guide leadership course
Step 2. – Completed and passed IFSKGIA’s guide leadership course (12 weeks)
Step 3. – log during the 12 week course as a guide apprentice, 60 days of commercial sea kayak guiding on class 1-2 seas (IFSKGIA) through an apprenticeship position with an IFSKGIA accredited company; under the mentorship of a IFSKGIA Senior Guide.

An IFSKGA associate guide is a limited certification, in which the certified associate guide has 3 year to complete the requirements needed to qualify for certification as certified a IFSKGIA guide & instructor

A IFSKGIA Associate Guide:
– Must be 21 years of age or older
– Completed steps 1-3 of IFSKGIA guide training
– Logged a min. of 100km on classs 1-3 seas, in which a min. of 25km is on class 3 (IFSKGIA)
– Passed a level 4 technical skill evaluation (PTF-4)

IFSKGIA certified associate guide and instructor are required to:
• Complete all the guiding requirements; pass the guides’ exam, and NHKGIF’s technical skills evaluation within 3 years of obtaining a IFSKGIA Associate Guide certification.
• Member in good standing, by paying IFSKGIA’s yearly membership fee,


IFSKGIA Sea Kayak Guide & Instructor

To obtain certification as a IFSKGIA Guide an individual must be a certified associate guide and then complete the remaining requirements required to certify as a Guide & Instructor. An associate Guide & Instructor has up to 3 years to complete these requirements.

A IFSKGIA certified guide has the following qualifications and conditions

IFSKGIA certified guide and instructor are required to:

  • Work as professional sea kayaks guide or instructors for a min. of 40 days in the span of 2 consecutive years.
  • Log 4 non-commercial sea kayak trips of a least 200km on class 1-3 seas , in which a min. of 100km is on class 3 (IFSKGIA) in the span of 2 consecutive years
  • Participate and complete a least 1 guide/instructor workshop during the span of 2 consecutive years.
  • Maintain current your WFR certification with CPR endorsement and submit updated renewed certifications as necessary to IFSKGIA
  • Member in good standing, by paying IFSKGIA’s yearly membership fee.

  • IFSKGIA Sea Kayak Senior Guide & Association Instructor

    A certified IFSKGIA Senior Guide/Association Instructor is authorized to guide on all the world’s waterways. A IFSKGIA Senior Guide is also qualified to be a guide instructor and examiner for IFSKGIA.

    A IFSKGIA Certified Senior Guide has the following qualifications and conditions