Begin your Packrafting journey
Best Practises + Safety focused
About Our Packrafter Level 1 curriculum
What you need to know
The IPIA Level 1 Curriculum provides a comprehensive education for the beginner packrafter and includes both an online theory component and hands on practical training supervised by an IPIA instructor. You complete the online training at your own pace before finding an IPIA instructor for the practical training.
Path to becoming certified
How it works
Each curriculum level has both an online course and a practical training requirement. The online course needs to be completed prior to the practical training.
If successful, you will receive a certificate of completion for the online course, good for two years. Now just contact an IPIA instructor near you and schedule your practical training!
Completion of both components will earn students a full IPIA backed certification at a level commensurate with the training.
A series of lessons introduce relevant aspects of packrafting. Lessons are reinforced by knowledge quizzes and a final exam reinforces key concepts.
A two day hands on workshop taught by a qualified IPIA instructor that puts the theory into practice. Lessons are scaffolded to optimize learning, comfort, and safety.