The ISA Coaching and Instructing Program has over 25 years of proven quality coaches, standards, and recognition in the global surf school industry. At this time, the ISA is offering coaching and instructing courses both in-person and online with blended virtual learning opportunities.
You can find the official ISA Coaching and Instructing Course Schedule listed below. Please contact presenters directly to register and request further course specific details.
For online courses, the ISA Intellectual Property Agreement & Copyright Acknowledgement is here.
***Please note that only courses listed on this official schedule are recognized by the ISA and considered valid to receive an ISA Certification. If you are considering any course promoted as an ISA Course that is not listed below please contact the ISA Office.
***The ISA Coaching and Instructing Program certifications and annual registrations do not represent a license that guarantees employment as a surf coach or permission to operate a surf school.
They do confirm that the holder of the certificate has successfully completed a course of training which meets minimum internationally recognized standards for safety, quality, and efficacy developed by the International Surfing Association, recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the world governing authority for the sport of surfing.
ISA Coaches and Instructors should consult the surf school or National Surfing Federation in the locations they are seeking employment in as some countries may have additional requirements for employment.