To become a NOLS field instructor, your first step is to complete a NOLS Instructor Course. The Instructor Course is expedition-based training focused on preparing you to teach NOLS’ expedition core curriculum: leadership, risk management, outdoor skills, and environmental studies.
To become a NOLS wilderness medicine instructor, your first step is to successfully complete one of our two training courses:
“My grandfather introduced the outdoors to me when I was a kid. I knew I had to make a change and that led me to taking my NOLS Semester and, soon after, my Instructor Course.”
“It’s the absolute best to watch a student act with confidence during a medical scenario, step up to lead a travel day, or push themselves to try something new.”