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River Instructor Course


24 days


21+ yrs



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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.

Applications for Spring 2021 Instructor Courses are now open. You can begin the process by submitting this online form. Applications for 2021 Instructor Courses will close on October 31, 2020. Please refer to the FAQs to learn more about this year's application process and timeline.

Take a look at the FAQs to learn more about instructor courses with NOLS.

Here is a sample of the instructor course questionnaire.

Apr 21, 2021 -  May 14, 2021


Additional Details

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

Essential Eligibility Criteria

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