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Call 1-800-710-6657 and press 2720 to speak with an LNT admissions officer.

Download, print, and fill out each of the following forms:

LNT Master Educator Application Paperwork

U.S.A. Courses


Downloads: LNT U.S.A. Application Packet (pdf)*
College Credit Application ( pdf)

Send your completed application, a $100 non-refundable application fee, and forms to:

NOLS Leave No Trace
International Headquarters
284 Lincoln Street
Lander, WY 82520

Canada Courses


Downloads: LNT Canada Application Packet (pdf)*
College Credit Application (pdf)

Send your completed application, a CA$100 non-refundable application fee, and forms to:

NOLS Leave No Trace
International Headquarters
284 Lincoln Street
Lander, WY 82520

*If you have difficulties downloading this application or would prefer to have an one mailed to you please email us at: or call: 1-800-710-6657 x2720.



U.S. Backcountry Master Educator Schedule

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (LNTCOE) in Boulder, Colorado has designated NOLS as a provider of Master Educator Courses in the United States. Upon completion of a course, participants are registered and receive a one year membership at LNTCOE.

April 18-22 Flam - Norway Sea Kayaking Course Description (pdf)
May 3-7 Shenandoah National Park - Virginia Backpacking Course Description (pdf)
May 11-15 Grand Staircase Escalante - Utah Backpacking Course Description (pdf)
August 6-10 San Juan Islands - Washington Sea Kayaking Course Description (pdf)
September 14-18 Flat Tops Wilderness - Colorado Backpacking Course Description (pdf)
November 6-10 Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona Backpacking Course Description (pdf)
U.S. Frontcountry Master Educator Course
The majority of outdoor use occurs in front country settings such as urban and state parks, open space trails and established campgrounds. The number of day hikers is currently estimated at 47 million and car campers are estimated at 42 million. This extensive four day course will emphasize the application of LNT Principles to the front country setting. The course will be conducted in a front country group campground and will include day hikes. Tuition-$450.00 (There are no discounts to this price).
May 27-31, 2015 Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center - Finland, Minnesota Day Hiking Course Description (pdf)
Course Tuition
Backcountry Courses in the U.S.A.
NOLS and NOLS WMI Graduates
Government Agency (U.S. Forest Service, BLM, National Parks)
Backcountry Courses in Canada
NOLS and NOLS WMI Graduates
Government Agency (Parks Canada, etc.)
Tuition includes a one-year membership to Leave No Trace. Membership benefits include discounts on educational materials, invitations to local events, and resources to help you get involved and stay connected.


The David E. Perkins Memorial Scholarship is a full scholarship for an LNT Masters Course. See our scholarships page for more information. To apply, please submit the completed NOLS scholarship form, along with your LNT Application Packet.

You can also apply your AmeriCorps Education Award toward an LNT Course. After you complete the LNT Application Packet, follow the steps here to finalize the process.


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