Firework Professionals practical indoor fireworks training

Professional Fireworks Training

Firework Professionals run comprehensive training courses if you’d like to become a qualified pyrotechnician. We provide fireworks training for Certified Handler Pyrotechnicians in Level 1 – 3 outdoor and indoor pyrotechnics, special effects, and one-day introductory courses for anyone interested in learning about working with fireworks as well as the art and science of industry.

Our practical courses are limited in numbers, with the focus on providing the most thorough training available in NZ. Multiple venues offer the practical challenges you’ll find as a professional technician. Practical work is suplemented with lectures covering the HSW regulations, and the safety aspects of planning and operating professional displays.

Our trainers are all full-time technicians who’ve been producing shows, running courses and lecturing in pyrotechnics for more than twenty years. We can tailor the training to your specific requirements, and we offer refresher courses, upgrades and large shell firing to current Certified Handlers.

Certified Handler Qualification

Certified Handlers must hold a Controlled Substance Licence, that we can help you with obtaining this after you’ve passed the exam, gained practical on the job work experience and met the formal requirements for certification. We offer ongoing advice, support and training, along with discounted refresher courses for all past students.

Please note that 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 for courses is 17 years.

Online courses

An overview of basic safety with fireworks. This short course covers all the essentials of show planning, workplace safety, handling pyro, crowd control, firefighting provisions and more. Udemy at: Professional Firework Safety Essentials.

Outdoor rigging - part of the practical fireworks training courseAs a starter for the Level 1 and 2 practical outdoor fireworks course here is also the Basic Rigging for Firework Shows.

Retail Fireworks Training

Firework Professionals provide distance training and certification for people wanting to sell retail fireworks to the public over the sales period of Nov 2nd to 5th.  There is a written exam to complete in your own time, and an 80% is is required to obtain the qualification, which is valid for 5 years.

Contact us for more information and pricing.