Professional Stand Up Paddle Board Association
The Professional Stand Up Paddle Association’s goal is to establish and support a community of stand up paddleboard (SUP) instructors and business professionals that not only promotes high standards for safe, innovative, and quality instruction but also inspires professional and personal growth through a shared passion for paddling.
Stand up paddling is one of the fastest growing water sports worldwide, so PSUPA know you have many choices available for SUP instructor certification. What sets PSUPA Instructor Trainers apart is that they excel in teaching and are leaders deeply rooted in their SUP communities. They approach their work with compassion and creativity, and emphasize safety, while having fun sharing their stoke for paddling.
PSUPA’s internationally recognized certification programs are developed by our Advisers, a diverse group of leading SUP instructors and professionals from various regions. Their knowledge and experience bring a comprehensive approach to SUP education.
With an emphasis on water safety and SUP business, PSUPA certification programs are designed to give you the skills you need to become a safe and confident instructor, as well as the business expertise you need to succeed in today’s crowded marketplace. PSUPA programs are also reviewed and updated regularly to remain relevant and competitive in the industry.
Although our certification curricula and criteria are standardized, PSUPA courses are adaptable to individual student needs and the unique conditions of their paddling region.
PSUPA is committed to staying involved with their certified PSUPA instructors to help them reach their personal and professional goals.