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 (in your ASI member area)
  • Provide current copy of your first aid certificate 
  • Provide a current copy of your rescue certificate
  • Provide details of where you have worked 25 hours as a Stand Up Paddle instructor, in the past 12 months
  • Have completed the ASI SUP Instructor Professional Skills Update course.  (this is only required each 3 years)   
    For renewals due 30 June 2022 - extension in place to 30 Jun 2023.
    For renewals due 31 Dec 2022.  no extension. 

ASI also offers online SUP Rescue courses.  See Courses page. 

Renewal Date:  
30 June.  
or
31 December for Australia & Asia.


Fee
USA. US$40
UK   GBP £30
Europe:  Euro € 35
Australia: AUD $55 
Asia: US$40


Includes:

  • Issue of new instructor certificate valid for 12 months (from the date of your last expiry date)
  • Issue a new instructor ID Card, Eco friendly, put in your wallet   
  • 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 Certificate Fee:
USA. US$40
UK   GBP £30
Europe:  Euro € 35
Australia: AUD $55 
Asia: US$40 
 


FAQ's:
 

Why do I have to renew my instructor qualifications? 

You are a professional and this demonstrates you are keeping your skills and knowledge updated. 

You don’t need to attend another course.  Complete the online renewal form and submit relevant evidence. 


How often do I have to renew my SUP instructor accreditation certificate ?

Your SUP Instructor accreditation certificate expires at least 12 months from the date of the training - to the nearest renewal date for the region.   

  • Australia, Asia - 31 December
  • UK, Europe, Middle East, USA, America's - 30 June  

In your first year, you may be given more than 12 months to renew (but you will receive at least a minimum of 12 months).

Each year after that, your accreditation certificate will be renewable each 12 months. 


How do I renew my SUP instructor accreditation certificate?

You login into your member account on the ASI website at:   www.academyofsurfing.com/login
Choose the Member Login tab.

Complete the online renewal form.  Update your contact details.  Upload your rescue and or first aid certificate/s.  Pay the renewal fee.  
You can use the one renewal form if you want to renew multiple ASI instructor accreditation certificates. 


Do I have to pay membership fees, when I renew my instructor accreditation certificate?

No, the ASI instructor renewal fee is inclusive of membership.  Which means the ASI renewal fee is the best value in the marketplace. 


What is the renewal fee?

An annual fee. 

A late fee is payable if you renew after the expiry date.  


Do I have to provide a current rescue certificate to renew my SUP instructor accreditation certificate?

‚ÄčYes, you must hold a current rescue certificate and submit it to renew your SUP instructor accreditation certificate.
The certificate must also be current (not expired).

Acceptable flat water rescue certificates are at:  more info....
Acceptable surf rescue certificates are at:  more info...


Do I have to provide a current first aid certificate to renew my SUP instructor accreditation certificate?

Yes, you must hold a current first aid certificate and submit it to renew your SUP instructor accreditation certificate.
The certificate must also be current (not expired).
Acceptable first aid certificates are at:  more info.... 


What happens if my first aid certificate has expired when my renewal is due  Can I still renew?

Yes. 
You can still complete the renewal form and payment so you do not incur the expired certificate fee.   
You will have 12 months to provide your new first aid certificate. 
Your new SUP Instructor certificate will not be issued until we receive your First Aid Certificate.   
You should not be working whilst your SUP Instructor certificate is expired.
Also note: that your SUP Instructor certificate will be dated 12 months from the date of your last expiry.    


Can I complete the online renewal form without holding a current first aid  (and water rescue) certificate?

Yes, you can still renew.  If you renew in time, you do not have to pay the renewal fee.  However, your instructor certificate will not be issued until we receive your current first aid (and/or rescue) certificates. 


How do I provide evidence of completing instructor work hours?

On the renewal form you write the name of the school and location you completed the hours, how many hours and approximately time and months.   ASI will verify this with your employer school. 


I work for myself.  How do I provide evidence of completing instructor work hours?

Provide details of your SUP school website / or insurance / or other information to show you are in business operating a SUP school.


Can I complete my work hours at a non ASI school?

Yes.   
However, at all times, you must be abiding by ASI procedures.


What happens if I have not completed 25 hours work during the past year?

You cannot renew your SUP instructor qualification.   You can still complete the renewal form and payment so you do not incur the expired certificate fee.  Make sure you complete the 25 hours work. 
You should not be working whilst your SUP Instructor certificate is expired.
Also note: that your SUP Instructor certificate will be dated 12 months from the date of your last expiry.    


Do I have to do 25 hours paid work during the past year?

No.  you can complete work as a volunteer at a club or similiar. 


Can I renew my SUP instructor certificate if it has expired?

Yes, as long as your certificate is not expired by more than 2 years. You will pay an expired certificate fee.

If your certificate is expired by more than 2 years, you will need to complete the course again.  Choose Online option or workshop option. 


I hold multiple ASI qualifications.  Do I have to pay a fee for each qualification?

No.  You only pay one fee for all your instructor qualifications.