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 working with fireworks and learning about the the art and science of the industry.

Our practical courses 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 supplemented 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 working with pyrotechnics for decades. We can tailor the training courses to your specific needs, and we offer refresher courses and upgrades to Certified Handlers.

2022 Course dates Christchurch –
Introduction to pyrotechnics – Saturday 2nd April
Indoor training – Friday 7th May
Outdoor training – Friday and Saturday 3rd and 4th June (5th postponement date for firing)

Certified Handler Qualification

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

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.

As a starter for the Level 1 and 2 practical outdoor fireworks course here’s 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’s a written exam to complete, with an 80% pass rate required to obtain the qualification, which is valid for 5 years.

Contact us for more information and pricing.