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New Zealand Professional Instructor Course


10 days


21+ yrs



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The New Zealand Professional Instructor Course will introduce you to NOLS' philosophy, curriculum, and systems to build on the technical outdoor and leadership skills you already have during a 10-day course that includes a 6-day wilderness expedition. During the course, you will have opportunities to fine-tune your teaching skills through an in-depth examination of the NOLS curriculum. 

*Only those with the permanent legal right to work in New Zealand are eligible.

Learn more about the New Zealand instructor course.

To apply, complete the application form and get two referees to complete a reference form available. 

Additional Details

There is NO TUITION COST to take the NZ Professional Instructor Course. A NZ$200 equipment deposit is required to confirm a place once offered, refundable on course completion. 

Permanent legal right to work in New Zealand. Current wilderness medicine or remote first aid certification with at least 72 hours of instruction. NOLS NZ will offer wilderness first aid recertification courses and an upgrade course for those with a current PHEC immediately following the Professional Instructor Course. Basic adult CPR certificate with 4 hours of instruction. Minimum age is 21 years. 

Course Dates
April 8 - 17, 2021

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