I am generally not a fan of certifications for outdoor skills. I tend to feel that it creates instructors with more skills than experience. (Read about it here.) But when opportunity arises to get a certification for free, you take it. Unfortunately, this will not be a kayaking certification, that opportunity arose last year and then quickly vanished. Next month I will be taking part in a two day ACA Stand Up Paddle boarding instructor course.
Last season I taught a couple of SUP classes and enjoyed it. It will never replace kayaking for me, but it is a fun change.
This was my view a couple of times last season, and I think it will be a regular view this season. Ill let you know how the training goes, there will certainly be video and photos on instagram.