Course Fees

    Please refer to the course calendar for individual course pricing. *Course fees are for NZOIA Members only unless stated otherwise.

    Please also refer to our Course Fees Policy.

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    Course fee*

    Refresher Courses

    ($100 1/2 day)

    Training Courses

    Member: $415  
    ($215 1/2 day)
    Non-Member: $515 
    ($315 1/2 day)

    Assessment Courses:

    Leader Assessments:

    Abseil Leader
    Bush Walking Leader
    Canoe Leader
    Kayak Leader
    Sea Kayak Leader
    Rock Climbing Leader 

    Other Assessments:

    Artificial Whitewater 
    Climbing Wall Supervisor 
    Monitor Lead Climbing Endorsement (climbing wall)
    These assessments are run under the FREE RANGE ASSESSMENT MODEL.
    $150 plus any assessor fees and costs.
    This fee includes annual membership for new members. 
    Please contact an assessor directly to arrange an assessment and their fee. 
    Find an assessor here.

    1 Day Assessments

    Sport Climbing Endorsement
    Sea Kayak 1 Upgrade
    Multisport Kayak Endorsement


    2 Day Assessments 

    Kayak 2 - Class 3 River Mgmt
    Kayak 2 - Skills Instruction



    2 Day Assessments (plus evening session)

    Cave 1
    Mountain Bike 1
    Rock 1
    Sport Climbing Instructor


    3 Day Assessments

    Kayak 1
    Multisport Kayak Instructor
    Sea Kayak 1 & 2


    3 Day Assessments (plus evening session)

    Alpine 1
    Bush 1 & 2                     
    Canoe 1
    Cave 2
    Canyon 1 & 2
    Mountain Bike 2 
    Rock 2


    4 Day Assessments

    Kayak 2


    4 Day Assessments (plus evening session)

    Alpine 2                      



    Assessor Fees

    Assessor fees for reassessments are negotiated and paid directly to the assessor. Expenses may include travel and accommodation etc.

    Half day 
    (under 4 hrs contact)

    Upwards of $200 + expenses

    Full day 
    (under 8 hrs contact)

    Upwards of $375 + expenses

    ALL reassessments will incur an administration fee of $50.


    Please note: candidates have additional costs associated with transport to and from the course and during the course; food and accommodation (including hut fees).

    The course fees that NZOIA charges cover less than half the cost to run the qualification scheme. 
    This includes: 

    • Assessors fees, and expenses of travel to the venue, food and accommodation
    • Organisational and administrative costs related to the qualification scheme
    • Operational costs of the Technical Sub Committee - the group responsible for monitoring, developing and managing the qualification scheme
    • Assessor Training and Moderation

    Currently NZOIA absorbs over 50% of the course costs. This is achieved through significant effort being invested by the board and staff to reduce costs and access funding from organisations such as Sport NZ.

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