Simplified Paddle Canada - SKGABC Transfer Method

The SKGABC has developed a simplified method for Paddle Canada (PC) Sea Kayak Instructors to enter into the Alliance System. PC Instructors may use their training as an equivalent to a SKGABC training course (and may therefore challenge the appropriate level exam).

  • Paddle Canada Level One Instructor Certification may be substituted for a SKGABC Level One Guide course.
  • Paddle Canada Level Two Instructor Certification may be substituted for a SKGABC Assistant Overnight Guide (AOG) course.

Any certification achieved through these exceptions must be gained through successful completion of an SKGABC exam.

More information on certificate transfers with Paddle Canada

To complete SKGABC Certification:

  • Complete SKGABC Membership Application.
  • Submit membership dues: Order Form.
  • Forward supporting documentation.
    • Proof of Paddle Canada Level One or Level Two Instructor certification.
    • VHF License (Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime)).
    • Current CPR C.
    • Current First Aid Certification.
      • For Level One Guide 16 hr minimum.
      • For AOG 40 hr minimum.

Please send all documentation to:

or mail to:

Box 1005, Station A
Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5Z2

Achieving Level Two or Three Certification

An Assistant Overnight Guide may challenge a SKGABC Level Two or Three exam provided they have sufficient logged commercial overnight days. To qualify for a SKGABC Level 2 or 3 exam, please submit completed SKGABC Log Form, and see the Exam Days on the website.