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River Instructor Course


24 days


21+ yrs



Stay tuned for dates

Applications for Spring 2021 Instructor Courses are now closed and will open in Summer 2021. Thank you for your interest!

Please contact training[at] with any questions you might have.

On this course, you will develop and refine the teaching and leadership skills needed to prepare you for professional positions at NOLS. The primary purpose of this course is to train and evaluate potential NOLS instructors. Each participant’s skills and abilities will be assessed and evaluated by the course instructors with the intent of determining their potential as an instructor.

This course takes place in Utah’s canyon country, a beautiful and colorful region of rich human and geological history. You’ll travel in rafts and kayaks through deep incisions of limestone, shale, and sandstone.

Please refer to the FAQs to learn more about instructor courses.

Here is a sample of the instructor course questionnaire.

Additional Details

Prerequisite: Minimum of a 70-hour Wilderness First Responder and current adult CPR certification

Essential Eligibility Criteria

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