Firework Professionals practical indoor fireworks trainingOutdoor Training (2024 dates announced soon)

Professional Fireworks Training


Firework Professionals offers comprehensive training courses for aspiring pyrotechnicians. Our courses cover outdoor and indoor pyrotechnics, special effects, and introductory sessions for those interested in the field. We provide the most thorough training in NZ, with practical challenges and lectures on HSW regulations and safety. Our experienced trainers are full-time technicians with decades of experience. We offer tailored courses, refresher programs, and upgrades for Certified Handlers.

 Certified Handler Pyrotechnics Level 1 – 3 outdoor and indoor pyrotechnics, special effects, and one-day introductory courses for everyone interested in working with fireworks and learning the art and science of the industry.

 2024 Courses in Christchurch –
Introduction to pyrotechnics
Indoor training
Outdoor training (TBA) 

Contact us for more information and pricing.


Certified Handler Qualification

Certified Handlers must hold a Controlled Substance Licence, which we’ll help you obtain after you’ve passed the exam, gained practical work experience and met the formal requirements for certification. We offer ongoing advice, support, training, and work opportunities to 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. The age limit for courses is 17 years.


Retail Fireworks Training

Firework Professionals provide distance training and certification for people wanting to sell retail fireworks during 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, valid for five years.