"C" Endorsement Requirements

General Info

C endorsement are issued to those applicants that currently hold a NZPIA Parachutist Certificate and meet the requirements of the C endorsement.

On completion of the online assessment exam, the NZPIA assessor will confirm your identification and the practical requirements listed below during the online application system.

On successful completion of this process you will be issued with a temporary certificate with C Endorsement electronically that is valid for 30 days. In that time auditing requirements aside a life time Certificate will be issued s to the New Zealand address you provide.

"C" Endorsement Requirements

a) The "C" Endorsement Category Parachutist is qualified to perform solo and group freefall formation parachute jumps under controlled conditions without the supervision of a Qualified Parachute Instructor.

b) Attainment of this endorsement indicates a level of knowledge and experience to take part in all forms of parachuting.

c) Conditions - Applicants must:

  • Fulfil the conditions of Endorsement "A" and "B".
  • Have made 200 free fall parachute descents and a minimum of 60 minutes of free fall time.
  • Have completed a minimum of 50 formation jumps of which 10 must involve a minimum of four participants.
  • Have docked fourth or later on three separate, successful 5- or 6-way formation jumps.
  • Have docked fifth or later on three separate, successful 8-, 9- or 10-way formation jumps.
  • Have demonstrated consistent safe canopy control skills.
  • Have passed the online NZPIA "C" certificate endorsement exam.