NHKGIF SEA KAYAK INSTRUCTOR
NHKGIF’s instructor training system for certifying guides that take between 4-6 months to complete.
To obtain certification as a NHKGIF Instructor an individual must complete the 3 steps of NHKGIF instructors training course.
Step 1. – Evaluation and admission to NHKGIF instructor’s course
Step 2. – Participate in
NHKGIF’s 4 instructor workshops
– Pass the instructor’s exam
– Pass the technical paddling skills evaluation
Step 3. – log as an instructor apprentice 2 complete sea kayaker 1 courses through an apprenticeship position with a NHKGIF accredited company; under the mentorship of NHKGIF Association Instructor
After an instructor candidate has completed the three steps in NHKGIF’s instructors training program and obtained a valid WRF (Wilderness First Responder) certificate and VHF license (restricted radio operators license) the instructor candidate will receive the status of NHKGIF Sea Kayak Instructor