Would you like to pass your expertise on to others? You can do this by getting an Instructors License!

A - Assistant-
Instructors License

Assistant instructor, Watersport-Trainer (Specially for Instructors under 18 Years)

B1 - License
Watersport Instructor

Trainer for Students on Inland and Coastal Waters.

B2 - License
Supervising Instructor / School- Manager:

Become a Manager/Director of your own WWS-School!  

C - License
WWS Head Instructor

WWS Head Chief-Instructor: WWS trainer, Member of the WWS & WWC e.V.’s Instructor College Team

E - Language Skills

Foreign language instructor

License Path:

(A) or (B1) →( B2) →( C) + additional license (E)

WWS License levels:

Start with: A or B1 license → B2 license + E → C license

This also applies to instructors and licenses of other water sports associations.

We also recognize licenses from other associations and rewrite it to a WWS license!

Instructors Licenses

These licenses are valid for Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, SUP/stand up paddling, Wingboarding and Sailing.


• Age over 18: for Licenses: BI + BII + C/E     

• Age over: 16 for License A

• Fit for water sports

• Adequate experience in windsurfing

• First aid certificate

Proficiency in theory:

Adequate theoretical knowledge through the study of distance learning course materials.

Experience in teaching is not required.

Driving/riding experience:

Safety on the water, even in difficult strong wind conditions (4-5 Beaufort), as well as mastery of the test manoeuvres.

The instructor can offer additional courses to prepare for the certification course or continuing education courses in return for payment.

The fast path to become a WWS-Instructor


• 2 photos

• Water sports resume in table format

• Water sports basic-certificate(s)

• First aid certificate

• Lifeguard certificate

After that you receive our Registration Papers for the course.


After submission of the registration and application documents and payment of the course fee, the student receives the distance learning materials for the course of study.

These can be worked through any time before the practical Training.

Learning contents:

A detailed instruction manual with basic instruction for Kite, Windsurf, SUP and Wingboarding beginners; lectures on: methodology/didactics, physics of sailing, laws, meteorology, etc.; a complex of questions and answers relating to the distance learning materials; practical training and the final theory exam.



In the practical course, the student works as an assistant trainer under the direction of a WWS head instructor directly at the school in order to then obtain practice-oriented training as a Watersport teacher.

By working at the school, conducting courses and holding and grading exams, along with the overall organisation, the instructor-candidate receives realistic training and experience in the management of a water sports centre.

Depending on the license, the instructor-candidate’s practical training takes at least 10 days. (about 60 practical hours at minimum) An extension  for a better practical Knowledge of the training is possible with the agreement of the instructor.

The instructor-candidate´s existing practical and theoretical knowledge is decisive for the duration of the practical course. it also depends of the conditions during the practical course (e.g. weather conditions and number of students available in the pre- and post-season).

A shorter duration of training is possible in exceptional cases.

Course contents of the practical training

  • Holding beginning and advanced Courses
  • Children's courses as well as individual and group Courses
  • Instruction with technical equipment: simulators, boats, buoys, videos, projectors, boards, etc.
  • Theory lessons and exam preparation for the students
  • Holding exams in theory and practice; test grading
  • Use of safety devices and equipment; rescue and first aid measures.


Theory examination:

This consists of an oral exam and a written exam. Depending on the level of the student’s training, it can be taken as multiple exams during the practical training in order to give the trainer an opportunity to supplement the student’s knowledge as preparation. The exam questions are taken from the question-and-answer complex of the distance learning course. Additional questions concerning the water sports area and the school’s training mode are possible.

Practical examination:

The practical evaluation of the trainee candidate extends over the entire period of practical training in order to obtain a realistic overall picture of the trainee’s level of proficiency. How successfully the treinee teaches the students and the proper execution of watersport-student-courses in terms of methodology and didactics form the most important criteria.

Practical surfing requirements:

Safe mastery of Kite/SUP/Sailing/Wingfoiling or Windsurfing with the corresponding techniques and manoeuvres, including in conditions with strong winds.


Observance of the special situation of the Watersport Sailing and surfing area. Practical and theoretical knowledge in first aid and water rescue. Safety and nature conservation rules.



After you have sucesfully passed all examinations and teaching points you will inmediately receive your WWS-Watersport Instructor Certificate so then you can finally start your Career...

Registration form

You can find the registration forms for all the sports here.

Licenses fees

You can find the complete information about our fees here.

As a non-profit association, we keep the costs of training as low as possible in order to make these courses affordable for students and pupils among others.
In addition, the WWS schools/colleges benefit from the participation of the students in the practical training.
With the agreement of the trainer, you can also extend the training by one week free of charge in order to gain more extensive practical experience in the school setting.
You will receive current information on the Instructor Colleges when you request the distance learning course: addresses, locations, training opportunities, etc. You can then contact the instructors and centre owners yourself for more information.

If you live near one of the instructor colleges listed, you can also complete the training over several Weekends!

Please send your application for the training and all the relevant papers to the WWS headquarters in Garmisch Partenkirchen in good time. Students bear the expenses of travel, accommodation, meals and insurance themselves.If you already have adequate experience in training students, the practical training can be shortened for some Hours on request. (for example: School owners, extended practical experience as a windsurfing instructor, description of instructor licenses from other associations).


Training Payment to the Association for the
Theoretical learning documents
Payment to the training centre
for the Practical training / exam
Total amount
Windsurfing Instructor € 225,- € 250,- € 475,-
Kitesurfinging Instructor € 250,- € 300,- € 550,-
Sailing Instructor € 250,- € 300,- € 550,-
Catamaran Instructor € 250,- € 300,- € 550,-
Stand-Up Paddling Instructor € 200,- € 225,- € 425,-
Wingfoiling Instructor € 225,- € 350,- € 575,-



Zentralsekretariat WWS & WWC e.V.
board: Franz Thieme
Schnitzschulstr. 12
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen