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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 - $225 (Student and Leader Members $165)

    1 Jan to 30 June  - $112.50 (For New Full Members Only) Enter discount code: DA82579699

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

    Full Membership includes Qualification Registration fees

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

    Previous NZOIA members wishing to re-join NZOIA and re-register their qualifications are able to do so by paying a re-registration fee (if qualification/s have been unregistered for less than 6 years) or via the NZOIA RCC process (if more than six years). Find out more...


    • 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

    Annette Phillips web

    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.”


    Shanan Miles on Whakapapa River

    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.”


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