The purpose of the SUPAA race official certification course is to give race officials the tools and knowledge necessary to properly execute the SUPAA rulebook. Upon completion of the course, race officials must pass the written exam to become a certified SUPAA race official.

SUPAA race officials are qualified to conduct the event operations at any SUPAA sanctioned event. At least one SUPAA race official must be working with an event in order for that event to receive official SUPAA certification. SUPAA race official certification is valid for 3-years from the date of passing the certification exam.

 Course Schedule

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

9:00-9:30 AM             Intro to SUPAA. Our mission, goals and accomplishments.

9:30:00-12:00 AM     Presentation of the SUPAA rulebook. Detailed explanations, Q and A.

Key Points:

-Board Specifications
-Pre-Event Details
-Racers Meeting
-Starting Procedures
-Race Vessel Operation
-Course Formats
-Paddling On The Course
-Protest Procedures
-Finishing Procedures

12-1:00 PM-              Lunch

1:00-2:00 PM-          Interactive live rulebook demonstrations outside.

2:00-2:30 PM-        Rulebook Review. Q and A

2:30-3:00 PM-        Written Test and Grading

3:00-3:10 PM-        Official Certifications and Closing Statements

SUPAA race official certification is valid for 3 years from the date the course is passed. Race officials may renew their certification through online testing once their certification is expired after 3 years. New online courses or testing may be offered in the future to account for developments in the sport of stand up paddling.

SUPAA Race Official Certification Course:

$249 USD


  • Certificate designation as a SUPAA race official.

  • Access to exclusive race official news, information, and continuing education.

  • Discounts with all SUPAA corporate partners.

  • 1-year SUPAA Race Official Membership.

  • Individual race official support and guidance through email and phone.

  • Inclusion in our directory of SUPAA race officials on our website.

  • Online promotion of any events you are involved with as a SUPAA race official

More information: