Three rafts at rest deep in a well defined ravine
Camera David Morgan

River Instructor Course


25 days


21+ yrs



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You must have all your recommedations submitted BEFORE the closing date of October 27th. It is possible to apply for more than one Instructor Course, you will be able to indicate this on your questionnaire once you open an application. 

Date of the River Instructor Course: 4/20/2024 - 5/14/2024

We will be hosting three open information sessions on what being a NOLS Instructor is like. Use the links below to attend a session on the dates provided.

September 7thSebtember 21stOctober 5th

Please contact 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.

Additional Details

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

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Course Dates

1 course

Apr 20 - May 14, 2024