Professional Fireworks Training

Firework Professionals provide fireworks training for Approved Handler Pyrotechnicians. We run firework training courses in Level 1 – 3 outdoor and indoor pyrotechnics, special effects, and battle simulation effects.

Limited to 6 students per course, the focus is on providing the most thorough fireworks training available in NZ. Multiple training venues offer the practical challenges you’ll find as a professional technician. Practical work is suplemented with informative lectures from internationally respected test certifier Anthony Lealand.

Our trainers are all full time technicians who have been firing fireworks displays, running courses and lecturing in pyrotechnics for more than twenty years. We can tailor your training to your specific requirements. In addition, we offer training upgrades and large shell firing to qualified Approved Handlers.

Approved Handler Qualification

Approved Handlers must hold a Controlled Substance Licence. We assist you with obtaining this once you have passed our exams and met the formal requirements for certification. We offer ongoing advice, support and on the job training, along with discounted refresher courses to all our past students.

Please note that AH certification is not automatic. Firework Professionals reserve the right to screen training applicants and to withhold qualifications for unsuitable candidates. Candidates are police vetted for suitability to hold a CSL.
Age limit – 17 years
All courses held in Christchurch.

Please note that no student loans or allowances can be approved for these courses as there are currently no NZQA approved courses for pyrotechnics.

Retail Fireworks Training

As well as professional training, we also offer training and certification for people wanting to sell Retail fireworks to the public over the Guy Fawkes period. The course can be completed online at your own pace here at Udemy (the coupon FPLWEB gets you 20% discount).  A written exam, completed in your own time follows the online training. A pass rate of 80% is required to obtain the AH qualification, which is valid for 5 years.  Contact us for more information and pricing.