An important part of certification is maintaining a log of experience. The SKGABC asks certified guides to submit copies of their logged days on an annual basis.
This user friendly computer spreadsheet can be quickly and easily completed. The spreadsheet can be easily expanded to record multiple years worth of trips.
Options for Editing Spreadsheet
- Microsoft Excel (part of the Microsoft Office suite of programs)
- Open Office (free open sourced alternative to Microsoft Office)
- Google Docs (accessible through a Google account)
- Hotmail in browser editor
Completed logs can be uploaded to your membership profile. Please rename your file: lastname, firstname - guide logs year.xls
A Note on Counting Logged Day Trips Toward Your Next-Level Certification
Kayak guiding days listed as minimum experience levels for Level 2, Level 3, and above guiding levels are overnight professional kayak guiding on multiday expeditions.
However, professional sea kayak day trips may also be counted towards your higher level certification:
- at a 3:1 ratio,
- up to a maximum of 50% of the required days in each water classification.
Example 1: 30 days of professional overnight kayak guiding are required for Level Two guide eligibility.
Example 2: 80 days of professional overnight kayak guiding (including at least 20 in Class 3 water) are required for Level Three guide eligibility.
Please record all your day tripping days normally and accurately in your logbook. Then when the time comes to apply for your next-level certification, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, explaining that you will be using your day tripping days in this way.