- Current CPR certificate (including adult, child, infant)
- Current first-aid certificate
- Current AED certificate
- Current instructional swim certificate (WSI, YMCA, Starfish, Swim America)
Adapted Aquatics Credentialing Workshops
Adapted Aquatics Instructor Credential
With a new online course through Human Kinetics, aquatic instructors can learn the skills, knowledge, and etiquette needed to safely and effectively implement quality adapted aquatic programs. A credential lends credibility to and proof of your knowledge and training. Click here for prerequisites.
TWO Steps to Earning a Credential in Adapted Aquatics
Adapted Aquatics Instructor Credentialing Prep - Successfully pass Human Kinetics' online course.
In-pool practicum - Take and pass this portion of the course through AAPAR.
Other Credentialing Options
Adapted Aquatics Master Teacher Credential
After receiving your Adapted Aquatics Instructor Credential, you qualify to become a Master Teacher and will be certified to lead workshops and train others in becoming credentialed adapted aquatics instructors. Master Teachers are expected to instruct workshops periodically. Click here for the application and prerequisites.
Adapted Aquatics Assistant (AAA)
Prepares participants to work in adapted aquatics under the supervision of an adapted aquatics instructor. Click here for prerequisites.
Adapted Aquatics Adjunct (AAAdj)
Prepares professionals with degrees in special education to work in adapted aquatics under the supervision of an adapted aquatics instructor. The course requires the same material, test and practicum as the instructor course. Click here for prerequisites.
Which Workshop is Right for You?
*Note: Human Kinetics also offers an online course titled "Introduction to Adapted Aquatics Instruction." Completion of this course will not satisfy the prerequisite for AAPAR's in-pool practicum to earn your credential. Only successful completion of the "Adapted Aquatics Credentialing Prep Course" will satisfy the prerequisite for applying for your credential.