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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.



Course fee (for NZOIA Members) *

Refresher Courses

 $195  ($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 

Free Range Assessment:

Artificial Whitewater 

$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. 

1 Day Assessments

Sport Climbing Endorsement
Sea Kayak 1 Upgrade
Multisport Kayak Endorsement


2 Day Assessments 

Kayak 2 - Class 3 River Mmt
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                      



Half day 
(under 4 hrs contact)

Full day 
(under 8 hrs contact)

 Assessor Fees

Upwards of $185 + expenses

Upwards of $375 + expenses

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

ALL deferments 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: 

(1) Assessors fees, and expenses of travel to the venue, food and accommodation
(2) Organisational and administrative costs related to the qualification scheme
(3) Operational costs of the Technical Sub Committee - the group responsible for monitoring, developing and managing the qualification scheme

(4) Assessor Training and Moderation

Currently NZOIA absorbs over 50% of the course scheme 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 and NZ Community Trust.

NZOIA acknowledges the funding provided to it by:

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