Would you like to pass your expertise on to others? You can do this by getting an Instructors License!
A - Assistant-
Assistant instructor, Watersport-Trainer (Specially for Instructors under 18 Years)
B1 - License
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
(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!
These licenses are valid for Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, SUP/stand up paddling, Wingboarding and Sailing.
The fast path to become a WWS-Instructor
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.
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...
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
|Windsurfing Instructor||€ 225,-||€ 225,-||€ 450,-|
|Kitesurfinging Instructor||€ 250,-||€ 250,-||€ 500,-|
|Sailing Instructor||€ 250,-||€ 250,-||€ 500,-|
|Catamaran Instructor||€ 250,-||€ 250,-||€ 500,-|
|Stand-Up Instructor||€ 200,-||€ 200,-||€ 400,-|
|Wingsurfing Instructor||€ 250,-||€ 300,-||€ 500,-|