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ASA Certified Instructor Qualification Clinic 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.

Please watch this video before applying to the Instructor Qualification Clinic (IQC) program. During this video a code will be provided and it must be entered on your IQC Application prior to submission.

You may enroll in an IQC if you have the ambition to become classified as a professional sailing instructor, and you:

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ASA Small Boat (210) Instructor

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Possess at least 3 years sailing experience
  • Have teaching experience or can demonstrate an aptitude for clearly communicating sailing concepts to the novice sailor
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Are capable of performing the standards described in the official certification logbook

ASA Small Boat (209) Assistant Instructor

  • Are 14 years of age or older
  • Possess sailing experience
  • Have current CPR/First Aid Certification
  • No teaching experience required

ASA Keelboat (201) Instructor

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Possess at least 3 years sailing experience
  • Have teaching experience or can demonstrate an aptitude for clearly communicating sailing concepts to the novice sailor
  • Are capable of performing the standards described in the ASA International Log Book