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Become a Sailing Instructor
A very special group of sailors feel the need to share their knowledge
and love of sailing with others through sailing instruction. In the past, a
good sailor became a Sailing Instructor simply by beginning to teach
and declaring himself or herself an instructor.
The American Sailing Association was organized to establish national
standards for sailing instructor certification in the United States. We take
experienced instructors and expert sailors and give them the tools they
need to become certified sailing instructors.
ASA Sailing Instructor clinics test existing skills and knowledge while
teaching a structured curriculum and proven presentation techniques.
ASA certified saling instructors have proven they measure up to a national
standard which is used by more than 90% of the commercial sailing
schools in the country. Take the challenge and attend an ASA Instructor Qualification Clinic (IQC).
IQC are you ready?
Please watch this video before applying to the IQC program. During this video a code
will be provided and it must be entered on your IQC Application prior to submission.
Sailing Instructor Prerequisites
Credentials prove your commitment. Join the thousands of professional
sailing instructors and educators who have proven they measure up to the standards used
by the American commercial sailing industry. You may enroll in an IQC
if you have the ambition to become classified as a professional sailing
instructor, and you meet the following criteria: