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NRS Pro Program

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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 (30+ hours a week) employment with an outdoor industry shop or rental facility.
  • Independent sales reps within the outdoor industry.

Supporting Documents

  • A recent paystub indicating full-time employment. Please black out any personal information such as SSN, DOB, salary, etc. but do NOT black out hours worked.
  • For Independent Sales Reps - Documentation proving your representation of an outdoor industry brand.

Paddling, River Rafting, Canoe, SUP or Kayaking Guide

Eligibility

  • Paddlesports guide working full time during the operational season. Applications will not be accepted after the operational season.
  • ACA Instructor Trainers (IT) and Instructor Trainer Educators (ITE).

Supporting Documents

  • Letter of endorsement from your company or organization that you work for stating full-time employment during the operational season.
  • A recent paystub indicating full-time employment. Please black out any personal information such as SSN, DOB, salary, etc. but do NOT black out hours worked.
  • Copy of guide license.
  • ACA Instructor Trainers (IT) card or Instructor Trainer Educators (ITE) card.

Fishing Guide

Eligibility

  • Fishing guide working full time during the operational season. Applications will not be accepted after 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

  • An outdoor educator based within the United States.
  • Full-time employment with a camp, experiential program, or university-affiliated outdoor program.
  • Employee/guide for NOLS, OB or other nationally certified adventure program.

Supporting Documents

  • Recent paystub indicating full-time employment. Please black out any personal information such as SSN, DOB, salary, etc. but do NOT black out hours worked.
  • Copies of relevant certifications that will support your case for eligibility.

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.

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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