How many ‘sea kayak guides’ working in Norway call themselves certified sea kayak guides. However, most are not and in many cases are only self-certified, which is not a thing!
It is very easy to find out if your sea kayak guide is certified – all certified guides working in Norway are listed on the NHKGIF website. (www.nhkgif.no)
If your guide is not on one of the lists of Licenced guides or instructors on the website, then they are not certified period.