Instructor Training FAQs

The most common questions answered

Yes, absolutely. However, you have to complete and pass the L1 practical assessment before you can take the L2 assessment. Where possible we will attempt to schedule the assessments for consecutive days, so that you can take L2 the day after completing L1, if you wish.

You could work through the entire course in a couple of days if you went hard at it. If you’re wanting a practical assessment at the end of the course, this may take a while as we need several people to make an assessment session work. However, if you’re doing the all-online SUP instructor course then you could conceivable have your final assessment videos finished and sent to us within a few days, and we’ll do our best to view and critique them for you as quickly as possible. 

Yes, you can do as many as you like. 

Absolutely. You can repeat them as many times as you like..

The modules are there for your benefit – if you reckon you know everything already then good for you, but it may mean you end up failing the written assessment if your knowledge isn’t quite as comprehensive as you thought it was! Plus which, an important element of the courses is about standardisation. Completing the course is an indication that you have gained understanding in terms of terminology, the correct sequence of doing things, etc etc, and anyone employing you knows what they are getting. So we strongly advise viewing them all.

Yes. Many of the online modules will include some ‘homework’ or preparation, for you to bring with you to the practical session. (Another very good reason why you do really need to view them all!).

Good stuff, please let us know! We will very much appreciate your input, and if we’ve made a mistake then we’ll be quick to update our teachings. We are all learning all the time, and are always happy to discover new thinking and better ways of doing things.

Dates and locations will be based on demand. The aim will be to have assessors at different locations around the country, to reduce the amount of travelling required.
Ideally, we need 4 candidates to run a practical assessment session. You will be practicing on each other, and we need enough candidates in order to actually simulate a lesson!
Entirely up to you. Gear can be provided (usually a small rental fee will apply) or you can bring your own.
You will receive a comprehensive briefing upon registering for the practical/assessment session on exactly what will be happening. Tea/coffee and water is provided, you bring your own lunch, wetsuit if you choose (you WILL get wet!), paddle and board if you want, pen and paper.

Check out the conversion course, which will bring you up to speed on the Kiwi way of doing things . 

This will depend on the circumstances. If pulling out of the practical assessment would mean having to cancel it for others because now there are not enough people to make it happen, then there will be no refund. If someone else can take your place, a refund may be possible.

Any further questions, please contact NZSUP Training on 027 777 1035