Kayak Associations

The American Canoe Association and the British Canoe Union are the major paddle sport organizations. These groups promote various events and competitions, safety and instruction, as well as environmental advocacy.

American Canoe Association (ACA)
ACA – Midwest Division

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ACA Level 1 Coastal Assessment

ACA Level 2 Coastal Assessment

ACA Level 3 Coastal Assessment

ACA Level 4 Coastal Assessment


British Canoe Union (BCU)
BCU North America

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BCU Level 1-3 Star Test

BCU Level 4 Star Test

BCU Level 4 Star Test

BCU Level 5 Star Test