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NRS Pro Program

If you already have a pro account, login at www.nrs.com/pro.

We welcome qualified professionals in the paddlesports and outdoor industry to apply for the NRS Pro Program.

At this time, the NRS Pro Program is only available to US residents.

You must meet the eligibility requirements in one of the professional categories listed below. NRS reserves the right to accept or reject an applicant at our discretion. (Please do not fax or email application materials; choose a category below and follow the steps to submit an online application.)

Outdoor Industry Professional

Eligibility

  • Full-time employment with an NRS Dealer or outdoor brand with established business relationship with NRS.

Supporting Documents

  • Paystub from the last month or work contract indicating full-time (30+ hours a week) employment. Please black out any personal information such as SSN, DOB, salary, etc. but do NOT black out hours worked or salaried status.

Paddling, River Rafting, Canoe, SUP or Kayaking Guide

Eligibility

  • Paddlesports guide working full time during the operational season.

Supporting Documents

  • Paystub from the last month indicating full-time (30+ hours a week) employment. Please black out any personal information such as SSN, DOB, salary, etc. but do NOT black out hours worked.
  • ACA Instructor Trainers (IT) card or Instructor Trainer Educators (ITE) card also accepted.
  • If applying outside of the operational season, a letter of endorsement from your company or organization stating your full-time employment during the operational season.

Fishing Guide

Eligibility

  • Fishing guide working full time during the operational season.

Supporting Documents

  • Copy of Pro License.
  • Copy of liability insurance for your guide operation.
  • Copy of a brochure, website link, or other supplemental advertising material detailing your guide service.

Media

Eligibility

  • Year-round, full-time professional photographer or writer. The majority of your content must be related to the outdoor industry. (Photographic style may vary.)

Supporting Documents

  • Documentation proving media is primary employment.
  • Letter stating need for NRS gear and how you can represent NRS brand.
  • Sample of recent publication or work in national media.

Outdoor/Wilderness Educator

Eligibility

  • Full-time employment with a camp, nationally certified adventure program or university-affiliated outdoor program.

Supporting Documents

  • Paystub from the last month indicating full-time (30+ hours a week) employment. Please black out any personal information such as SSN, DOB, salary, etc. but do NOT black out hours worked.
  • If applying outside of the operational season, a letter of endorsement from your company or organization stating your full-time employment during the operational season.

Rescue and Government Professionals

Please note, NRS Pro is for individual purchasing only. NRS Pro orders are subject to sales tax. If you would like to establish a discount account for your department or agency (suitable for group purchases, purchasing with PO and tax exemption), please fill out the Rescue/Government Agency Qualification Form

NRS Pro Rescue / Government Eligibility

  • Full-time government agency employees involved water research, search and rescue or other government work directly related to water/paddlesports.

Supporting Documents

  • A recent paystub indicating full-time employment (30+ hours a week). Please black out any personal information such as SSN, DOB, salary, etc. but do NOT black out hours worked or salaried status.
  • First responders must also submit a letter stating that you participate in water rescue from your Chief or Training Officer.

Active search and rescue volunteers may apply with the following:

  • A letter of endorsement or copy of contract detailing volunteer work and current volunteer status.

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