ORCKA Instructor Re-certification

May 7, 2017

One Day, Huntsville

Participants must register through the ORCKA Officehttp://info@orcka.ca

 

ORCKA Canoeing Instructor Re-certification Policy     

ORCKA canoeing instructors are required to re-certify every three years by attending one of the numerous annual ORCKA canoeing instructors clinics that are offered throughout the Province of Ontario. Attendance at an ORCKA canoeing instructor clinic and payment of the annual ORCKA Instructor membership fee are the only requirements to maintain Instructor status.

This policy applies to ORCKA Level 1 and 2 Canoeing Instructors as well as Basic Canoeing Instructors.

Clinic Program

The aim of the ORCKA clinic is to introduce or update ORCKA canoeing instructors on current canoe instruction techniques, procedures, and the current ORCKA program.  This will enable ORCKA Level 1 & 2 and Basic Canoeing Instructors to better promote and instruct safe, knowledgeable and competent canoeing in the province of Ontario.

Each clinic location is to have a program of eight hours’ duration, including lunch.

Each ORCKA clinic will be composed of a core and optional program material. The core program material will address shortfalls identified in the preceding years’ Level 1 & 2 Course Instructor reports, any recent changes in ORCKA policy or program including any new canoeing or instruction techniques and procedures.  The optional program material is at the discretion of the ORCKA Canoeing Instructor Clinic Coordinator and should be tailored to meet regional needs or those of one of the three disciplines.  The core ORCKA clinic program material and recommendations for the optional program material will be developed by the ORCKA Chair Instructor Services Committee and approved by the ORCKA Board of Directors prior to each paddling season.

ORCKA Canoeing Instructor Clinic

Clinic Fee
In order to cover costs, a fee will be charged for attendance at an ORCKA clinic.  The fee will be recommended by the ORCKA Chair Instructor Services and ratified by the ORCKA Board on an annual basis.Lapsed ORCKA Canoeing Instructor Status
  1. If an ORCKA Canoeing Instructor has let his or her membership lapse and it has been less than five years, then the Instructor pays his or her current ORCKA Instructor membership fee and must attend an ORCKA clinic prior to conducting an ORCKA Program again.
  2. If an ORCKA Instructor has let his or her membership lapse and it has been more that five years but less than ten years, then the Instructor must make a written submission including the most recent teaching information to the ORCKA Board of Directors to be re-instated as an ORCKA Canoeing Instructor.  Upon ORCKA Board approval, the Instructor pays his or her ORCKA Instructor membership and must take an ORCKA clinic prior to conducting an ORCKA Program again.
  3. If an ORCKA Instructor has let his or her membership lapse and it has been more than ten years, then the Instructor must retake the appropriate ORCKA Instructor Course to gain certification.