Renewals

ASI Instructors renew their Stand Up Paddle Instructor qualifications each year. 

The process: 
  • Login in to your member area on the ASI website www.academyofsurfing.com/login
  • Complete the online renewal form and payment
  • Provide current copy of your first aid certificate
  • Provide a current copy of your rescue certificate (Not applicable for Level 1 or Level 2 SUP Instructor)
  • Provide details of where you have worked as a Stand Up Paddle instructor 


FAQ's 
See the FAQ's page for SUP instructor renewal.


Renewal date:  
30 June.  (or 31 December for Australia & Asia)


Fee:  
AUD $55     
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Includes:

  • Issue of new instructor certificate valid for 12 months (from the date of your last expiry date)
  • ASI Membership
  • Multiple ASI instructor qualifications (e.g. stand up paddle, surfing, bodyboarding)


Refund Policy: 
No refund is provided once renewal form has been submitted and processed.
 


Expired Certificates

(a) Certificate expired by due date

An additional fee of AUD $55 is payable
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Includes:

  • Issue of new instructor certificate valid for 12 months (from the date of your last expiry date)
  • ASI membership
  • Multiple ASI instructor qualifications (e.g. stand up paddle, surfing, bodyboarding)

 

(b) Certificate expired by one year, less than 24 months

An additional fee of AUD $110 is payable ($55 for overdue date and $55 to renew)
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(c) Certificate expired by more than 24 months
You need to complete the training again
'Update learning" option may be available if you can’t attend a workshop
Exemptions may apply.  Email ASI head office with your request


Renewal Process

1.  Login to your member account on the ASI Website at:  www.academyofsurfing.com/login


2. Choose Renewal
Complete the online renewal form and payment.  Update your contact details as applicable.


3.  Senior First Aid Certificate

On the online renewal form, upload a current copy of your senior first aid certificate.

  • Senior First Aid certificate to be current (not expired) or no more than 36 months old from date of issue.
  • Surf Rescue Life Saving certificates that contain senior first aid as part of the certificate are acceptable (e.g. Surf Lifesaving GB)
  • The First Aid training may have different names but should cover the following topics: basic emergency care for injuries and illnesses, including: CPR, cramp, hypothermia, heat stroke, strain/sprains, fractures, breaks and dislocations, breathing emergencies including choking and asthma, head injuries, eye injuries, bites and stings, bleeding, shock, epilepsy, allergies.  
  • ASI accepts first aid certificates from a range of training providers  See: first aid training providers....


4.  Rescue Certificate

All ASI Instructors must have previously completed the ASI SUP water safety rescue award (flat water) certificate or a general surf rescue certificate.


Level 1 (Enclosed Flat Water) or Level 2 (Exposed Waters).

  • No rescue certificate is required to be submitted


For: Level 3 SUP Tour Guide (Exposed Waters)

  •  Provide a current copy of the ASI SUP water rescue certificate or a surf rescue certificate.   Your rescue certificate must be current (not expired).  
     

For: Level 3 SUP Surfing and Level 3 Downwind and above 

  • Provide a current copy of a "Surf" rescue certificate 
  • Surf rescue certificate to be current (not expired)
  • ASI accepts surf rescue certificates from a range of training providers:  see: surf rescue training providers....


Note: Some local authorities will require you to hold a current water rescue certificate in order to deliver SUP activities.  Please ensure you abide by local laws at all times. 


5. Work Experience

On the online renewal form, provide information on where you have worked as a SUP instructor:

  • The name of the SUP school/s that employed you or the name of the SUP club where you provided volunteer coaching 
  • The locations, dates and the number of hours 
  • Must have been completed in the previous 12 months


Minimum work experience requirements.
The work experience requirements apply to the highest level of certificate you hold in each SUP stream.

a) Flat Water Stream:
  • Level 1 SUP Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water):  25 hours instruction at enclosed flat water locations
    OR
  • Level 2 SUP Instructor (Exposed Waters): complete 25 hours instruction at exposed waters locations
    OR
  • Level 3 SUP Instructor (Downwind & Distance Paddling):  20 hours instruction at downwind locations
    OR
  • Level 3 SUP Tour Guide (Exposed Waters):  20 hours guiding at exposed waters locations
 
b) Race Stream:
You also need to provide additional work experience requirements for: 
  • Level 3 SUP Instructor (Racing):  20 hours instruction in racing skills.
 
c) SUP Surf Steam:
You also need to provide additional work experience requirements for: 
  • Level 3 SUP Instructor (Beginner Surf):   25 hours instruction of beginner SUP surf sessions
    OR
  • Level 4 SUP Instructor (Intermediate Surf):  complete 25 hours instruction of intermediate SUP surf sessions
    OR
  • Level 5 Master SUP Coach (Surf): complete 25 hours instuction of advanced SUP surf sessions and provide details of providing competition coaching skills, for at least 2 persons, to a minimum regional level, over the previous two year period.

d) Other Steams:
You also need to provide additional work experience requirements for: 
  • SUP Yoga Teacher: 25 hours instruction of SUP Yoga sessions
  • SUP Fitness Instructor: 25 hours instruction of SUP fitness sessions
  • SUP Surf Judge: a minimum of 20 hours SUP surfing judging over the previous 24 months

 

Example:  if you hold multiple certificates, you must provide work experience for each certificate as per the SUP stream 

EG:  Level 2 SUP Instructor (Exposed Waters) certificate (25 hours) + Level 3 SUP (Beginner Surfing) (25 hours) + SUP Yoga Teacher certificate (25 hours)