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Full Membership is for active outdoor leaders, instructors or guides who are committed to qualifications and enhancing the quality of outdoor instruction.

You need to be a full member to apply for an NZOIA assessment.


1 July to 30 June - $220 (Student and Leader Members $160)

1 Jan to 30 June  - $110 (For New Full Members Only. A discount coupon will provided on 1 Jan 2020)

* Full Membership includes Qualification Registration fees

* New members who apply after 1 April will not expire until 30 June the following year

* The Free Range Assessment fee includes the memberships fee for new members joining NZOIA


Being part of a professional association for outdoor leaders, instructors and guides, ensuring you remain up to speed with good practice

Industry communication & engagement: NZOIA’s Quarterly Magazine and weekly updates

Access to exclusive jobs on the jobs board

Access to discounts on NZOIA stocked products and publications

Discounted fees for Training Workshops and Symposium

Access to Assessment and Revalidation courses

Gear and experience discounts from a range of reputable outdoor suppliers

Registration listing on the NZOIA Instructor/Guide search, which also confirms your qualification status

Use of the NZOIA Registered Instructor logo (if you have valid registered and revalidated qualification/s - see conditions of use)

Crisis Support to a member involved in a critical incident

Voting rights at NZOIA’s AGM if you hold current qualifications

The right to stand for the NZOIA Board

The right to apply to be an NZOIA Assessor

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Annette Phillips

NZOIA Canyon 2

“Obtaining this qualification has enabled me to engage with a professional body which has a solid platform and benchmarking of skills to work against. Being an active NZOIA member also keeps me connected with an impressive community of guides and instructors to share and collaborate with.”


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Shanan Miles

NZOIA Alpine 1, Bush 1, Cave 1, Kayak 2, Rock 2

“NZOIA and its qualifications have helped me gain great work experiences around Aotearoa. They have allowed me the freedom to deliver top quality outdoor educational experiences in the most ultimate locations to those in the community who need those experiences the most.”


More Information:

About NZOIA 

Membership Terms and Conditions

Code of Ethical Practice

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