If you love the outdoors and have great communication skills, instructing for NOLS may be your opportunity of a lifetime.
NOLS instructors are educators that teach leadership and technical skills on extended wilderness expeditions. If you have a variety of wilderness skills, a desire to build relationships and educate students, then you should consider applying for the NOLS instructor course.
Launch your NOLS instructor career with:
The NOLS Instructor Course (IC), a month long course for aspiring NOLS instructors. You'll get the tools to teach the next generation of NOLS students: in-depth instruction on teaching the NOLS curriculum and training about NOLS protocols.
The Professional Instructor Course (PIC), an 18-day course for very experienced practicing outdoor educators. We require a minimum of 50 weeks working in the outdoor education industry in order to qualify for the PIC.
The Professional Instructor Course (PIC) is for professional outdoor educators and is designed to impart the NOLS curriculum, course progression and culture to those who have worked in other outdoor programs.