Certified Angling Instructor

BSA Angling Educator (AE)

This course provides everything you need to know to take your Scouts fishing.  The program gives you the practical and ethical skills and knowledge to get started in fishing.

BSA Certified Angling Instructor (CAI)

This course provides you the tools to improve your fishing knowledge and skills and become a fishing advocate for your unit and council.   As a certified angling instructor you will learn the fundamentals of fishing and flyfishing skills and how to teach those skills to Scouts. You will become certified to serve as a merit badge counselor for the Fishing and Flyfishing merit badges and may serve as a fishing train-the-trainer.  This course is ideal for leaders of Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts, camp staff and other interested registered BSA members.  Minimum age is 15.