General Information

Fact Sheet

Are you interested in sponsoring a course? Please read this document first. The goal of this document is to give you an overall understanding of your sponsor responsibilities, cost structure, and how NOLS will support you. If you want all the details please reference the sponsor handbook, located below.

Sponsor Handbook

Our sponsor handbook is comprehensive resource for new or returning sponsors to reference. Here you will find detailed information regarding our policies, timelines, and responsibilities.


This resource illustrates the ideal timeline for sponsoring a course and the associated tasks. While we prefer as much notice as possible we are happy to review course requests that fall outside of this parameter. Courses that are less than 90 days out will utilize an expedited schedule to accomplish all tasks.

Pre Course Financial Considerations

We can provide estimates for all course types. In order to provide an estimate we need a solid location and firmly estimated date range. Please be prepared to answer the following questions about your course:

  1. Location and Dates

  2. Estimated number of participants

  3. Is NOLS facilitating your course's enrollment and roster management?

  4. Lodging-are you providing lodging or is NOLS securing lodging arrangements?

  5. What meal plan are you providing?

Please understand that while we try our best to provide accurate estimates the invoice will reflect the actual cost of the course to include participant fees and instructor travel expenses.