Level up your professional development with the leader in wilderness education.
NOLS has been in the business for over 50 years, and we’re mission-driven to be educators. That means providing high-quality, evidence-based training for outdoor professionals of all kinds.
Whether you are looking to hone a skillset you’ve spent a lifetime developing, or are ready to turn your passion into a new career, you’ll find the training that will get you there with NOLS.
The curriculum on your course has been tested in the wilderness and informed by the latest research and industry standards.
Our staff are industry experts and experienced practitioners devoted to best practices.
As I prepare for another season as an outdoor educator, as a teacher and trainer, I find myself drawing on all the things I learned and observed at NOLS. I have new ways to frame my lessons. I have a wonderful framework to teach outdoor leadership for our new guides. Most of all, I have so many new ideas and perspectives on ways I can continue to improve as an educator and a leader.David Malutich Winter Outdoor Educator graduate