Professional Instructor Course - River

Professional Instructor Course - River


  • Not offered in 2017
The goal of the Professional Instructor Course - River is to provide a fast track for those who already have ample experience leading in the outdoors to become NOLS instructors.
You must have extensive raft and kayak instruction and/or guiding experience. You must be a solid Class IV kayaker and rafter, and Class V kayaking and rafting experience is desired. You must have multi-day wilderness river experience, and extensive experience on long trips is highly desired. Previous Swiftwater/Whitewater Rescue training and experience is required. This course also provides a 3-day River Rescue certification.
We’ll focus on orienting you to the NOLS curriculum, course progression, and culture, but a large part of this course will be spent refining the expertise that you and your coursemates bring to the table. On this course, you will experience a variety of river types as well as watercraft in order to prepare yourself for what you may encounter on a NOLS course.
If you have had extensive backcountry guiding experience in canoes, oar rigs, kayaks, and packrafts as well as swiftwater rescue training, and if you’re committed to sharing your knowledge with eager learners, then this course is a good fit for you.

This course will not be offered in 2017, try the River Instructor Course


Location NOLS Rocky Mountain
Tuition $750 Learn about Financial Aid
Equipment Deposit $0
Minimum Age 25
Duration 15 Days
Type Instructor
Start/End Vernal, UT
Fly in/out Salt Lake City, Utah
College Credit
  • 4 Credit Hours
  • 2 Hours Outdoor Educator
  • 2 Hours Leadership
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