Course Fees

    Please refer to the Course Calendar for individual course pricing 

    Please also refer to our Course Fees Policy

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    Course Fee

     Refresher Workshops

    ($100 1/2 day)


    ($215 1 day)


     Leader Assessments:

     Abseil Leader
     Bush Leader
     Canoe Leader
     Canyon Leader
     Cave Leader
     Kayak Leader
     Mountain Bike Leader
     Rock Leader
     Sea Kayak Leader

     Other Assessments:

     Artificial Whitewater 
     Climbing Wall Supervisor (CWS) 
     CWS: Monitor Lead Endorsement
    These assessments are run under the
    $150 plus any Assessor fees and expenses.
    This fee includes annual Full 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


     Overnight Assessment (Midday to Midday)

     Overnight Endorsement


     2 Day Assessments

     Kayak 2 Upgrade


     2 Day Assessments (plus evening session)

     Canoe Guide
     Cave 1
     Mountain Bike 1
     Rock 1
     Sport Climbing 


     3 Day Assessments

     Kayak 1 & 2
     Multisport Kayak 
     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 (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 reassessment result processing will incur a $50 admin fee


    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: 

    • Assessor fees and expenses; travel to 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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