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ethics question

From time to time I'll get a call from someone wanting only to learn a paddle float reentry (and note that they did it) so they can rent a single kayak from an outfitter near here who won't rent a single single without that.

I have minimums for skills and exposure to information/knowledge for each level of my classes before I'll issue an card or note.

How do other instructors handle requests for minimal training?
What do you do when a student at the end your class does not really have the skills to a safe level of performance?
What qualifying methods do you use before allowing someone into an intemediate or advanced class?
Do you rent single kayaks to people with no kayak training?

Thanks, Randy