National Surf Schools & Instructors Association iNational Surf Schools & Instructors Association (NSSIA International)
The Official Professional Association for the Surf School Industry
Protecting Both Industry and Students • Established 2005
AN IRS REGISTERED NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Regardless of what others claim, the NSSIA is the "only" professional Surf Instructor,SUP Instructor, and Surf Coaching Certification that
implements the ISO Professional Certification Organization standard.
Director Bruce Gabrielson in Huntington Beach Instructor Certification Class with Bruce Gabrielson and students. East Coast Paddleboarding School Surf Sisters Surf School.
Huntington Beach Instructor Certification Class with Chairman Bruce Gabrielson, Director Kim Hamrock and students. Tybee Island, GA SUP summer camp with East Coast Paddleboarding Surf Sisters Surf School instructor giving a lesson in Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
For SUP or Surf instructors and Coaches applying for certification,
click here to see our manual on-line using the password and user name provided

Our manual is also available in French, Spanish, and Dutch.

THE INTERNATIONAL SURF SCHOOLS & INSTRUCTORS ASSOCIATION

Accreditation & Certification for Surf Schools & Surfing Instructors
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Instructors & Coaches

NEED LESSONS! LOOKING FOR A PREMIER INSTRUCTOR OR SURF SCHOOL - CLICK HERE to FIND NSSIA's BEST!
To Surfing and SUP Coaches! Our SUP and or Surf Team coaching certification training programs have been recognized and accepted by colleges and high schools throughout the US, plus in the professional ranks.
For Cities/States/Countries Considering Surf Instructor and School Regulating
Here is a document to help you with your proposal and review work.
Recommended Guidelines for Municipalities Reviewing Surf School Proposals
UPCOMMING EVENTS Upcoming surf instructor certification classes at the Clint Carrol Surf School in Huntington Beach, CA on July 6th and in Cannon Beach (or maybe Seaside), Oregon early August.
Annual renewals are due by January 1st each year. Late payments after 90 days will be charged a $15 penalty plus may result in your name and school being moved to our inactive list. All renewals will receive our newly updated 300+ page manual which covers surf instruction, SUP instruction, coaching, business issues, conditioning and nutrition, injuries, history, and even a section on training surf dogs. Also, accredited schools can enter their school pictures for our next manual release plus use on our website.
ANNUAL RENEWAL FORM
SCHOOLS
ANNUAL RENEWAL FORM
INSTRUCTORS

Surfing Product
NSSIA Endorsed Product
Endorsement

    SURF INSTRUCTORS SHOULD LOOK AT THE SKIN CANCER BROCHURE ON DETECTING SKIN CANCER.
NEED A SURF INSTRUCTOR JOB? GOT A SURF INSTRUCTOR JOB?
LET US KNOW, PLUS POST YOUR JOB POSITION ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

EMAIL: SURF INSTRUCTOR JOBS

NSSIA T shirt

Official NSSIA T-shirts and Decals
All certified instructors now have the opportunity to display their certification credentials to the world. Our official NSSIA T-shirts and window decals can be purchased separately, or when annual dues are submitted. The cost of the shirts, is $10 each and the decals are $1 each. If ordered when dues are paid, there is no additional cost for shipping.
RED CROSS ONLINE CPR TRAINING
(LEARN RED CROSS FIRST AID AND CPR)

The National Surf Schools and Instructors Association (NSSIA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering surf etiquette, water safety, and quality surfing instruction programs through professional instructor development, education, accreditation and research.

NSSIA is created to form cooperation between surf schools and to share their knowledge in teaching techniques and new ideas within its membership thereby furthering NSSIA’s expertise in the surfing world.

NSSIA will educate and promote to the public the importance of using only qualified, accredited and certified surf schools and instructors who are active members of NSSIA and are duly licensed and insured.

NSSIA will actively educate and petition state and local governments the advantages of licensing all surf schools and surf instructors and to license only qualified and active graduated members of NSSIA thereby ensuring governments that NSSIA’s active members are well qualified and current in safety and teaching techniques.
The NSSIA does not regulate busness practices between individual schools and staff. However, since not every accredited school hires fulley certified staff, the NSSIA will actively investigate complaints filed by students against schools. If you have a problem, please contact us for a complaint form.
NSSIA ACADEMIC OUTREACH PROGRAM
The NSSIA has prepared a formal lesson plan and course material for a three unit college course. Please contact Dr. Bruce Gabrielson, NSSIA Chairman, directly for more information on our academic outreach program.
Discounted Surf School Liability Insurance is available with NSSIA membership. See our endorsed products page.
TO FIND NSSIA SURF NEWS ARCHIVES - CLICK HERE
Always use NSSIA Accredited Surf Schools or NSSIA Certified Surfing Instructors for your surfing lessons and surf camps.

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