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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 7-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.

Applications close on June 3, 2022. 

Learn more about the New Zealand instructor course.

To apply, complete the application form and provide contact info for two referees. They will be emailed a reference form separately by

* You will need to have a google email account to fill out an application. If do not have a google email account please create one. If that is not possible please reach out to and we will attempt to troubleshoot a solution. 

Additional Details


There is NO TUITION COST to take the NZ Professional Instructor Course. A NZ$500 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 an 80-hour wilderness first responder course immediately preceding the Professional Instructor Course at a highly subsidized cost. Basic adult CPR certificate with 4 hours of instruction. Minimum age is 21 years. 

Course Dates
August 11 - August 20 (2022)

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