Wilderness First Aid

Credit: William Woodward

Wilderness First Aid

Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two or two and a half days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!

Dates

Dates

2019 Dates

April 20 – April 21, 2019
San Mateo, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
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April 20 – April 21, 2019
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
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April 20 – April 21, 2019
Chicago, IL

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
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April 20 – April 21, 2019
New York, NY

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
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April 20 – April 21, 2019
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

April 20 – April 21, 2019
Phoenix, AZ

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

April 20 – April 21, 2019
Accokeek, MD

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
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April 20 – April 21, 2019
Toutle, WA

Tuition: $343
Details: Mount St Helens Institute

April 20 – April 21, 2019
Westerville, OH

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

April 26 – April 28, 2019
Loviisa, Finland

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

April 27 – April 28, 2019
Newburyport, MA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
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April 27 – April 28, 2019
Hermitage, TN

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
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April 27 – April 28, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $260
Details: Jackson County Parks and Recreation

April 27 – April 28, 2019
Tucson, AZ

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 27 – April 28, 2019
Roswell, GA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

April 27 – April 28, 2019
Bloomsburg, PA

Tuition: $205 to $235
Details: Quest

April 27 – April 28, 2019
Santa Monica, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

April 27 – April 28, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $240
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute
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April 27 – April 28, 2019
Kennewick, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

April 27 – April 28, 2019
Lakewood, CO

Tuition: $259
Details: Bad Adventure Company
Full, Waitlist Available details

April 27 – April 28, 2019
Austin, TX

Tuition: $240
Details: University of Texas at Austin
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May 4 – May 5, 2019
Anderson, TN

Tuition: $225
Details: Girl Scouts Of The Southern Appalachians

May 4 – May 5, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: $240
Details: UC Santa Cruz

May 4 – May 5, 2019
Hailey, ID

Tuition: $245
Details: Idaho Rescue Training

May 4 – May 5, 2019
Cumming, GA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
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May 4 – May 5, 2019
Grand Marais, MN

Tuition: $250
Details: Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply

May 4 – May 5, 2019
Biddeford, ME

Tuition: $245
Details: Community Bicycle Center

May 4 – May 5, 2019
Conway, WA

Tuition: $250
Details: NOLS Pacific Northwest
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May 4 – May 5, 2019
Newberg, OR

Tuition: $160 to $240
Details: Post 58
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 4 – May 5, 2019
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 4 – May 5, 2019
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 4 – May 5, 2019
Abingdon, VA

Tuition: $235
Details: Prime Medical Training

May 4 – May 5, 2019
Westcliffe, CO

Tuition: $200
Details: Custer County Search and Rescue
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May 4 – May 5, 2019
Southlake, TX

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School
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May 6 – May 8, 2019
Cusco, Peru

Tuition: TBA
Details: Mingai

May 10 – May 12, 2019
Flåm, Norway

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

May 11 – May 12, 2019
Portland, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 11 – May 12, 2019
Cary, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 11 – May 12, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 11 – May 12, 2019
Blaine, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 11 – May 12, 2019
Sedona, AZ

Tuition: $265
Details: Verde Valley School

May 11 – May 12, 2019
Waterville Valley, NH

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 11 – May 12, 2019
Pasadena, TX

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School
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May 14 – May 15, 2019
Gardiner, MT

Tuition: $309
Details: Yellowstone Forever

May 17 – May 18, 2019
Bailey, CO

Tuition: $225 to $278
Details: Camp IdRaHaJe
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May 17 – May 19, 2019
Quito, Ecuador

Tuition: TBA
Details: Mingai

May 17 – May 19, 2019
Minneapolis, MN

Tuition: $225
Details: Wilderness Inquiry

May 18 – May 19, 2019
Poynette, WI

Tuition: $250 to $275
Details: Rutabaga Paddlesports
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 18 – May 19, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $265
Details: University of Utah

May 18 – May 19, 2019
Palo Alto, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 18 – May 19, 2019
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 18 – May 19, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
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May 18 – May 19, 2019
Ojai, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 18 – May 19, 2019
Bozeman, MT

Tuition: $260
Details: Crossing Latitudes
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May 18 – May 19, 2019
Vernal, UT

Tuition: $240
Details: NOLS River Base

May 18 – May 19, 2019
Pullman, WA

Tuition: $200 to $250
Details: Washington State University

May 18 – May 19, 2019
Lake City, CO

Tuition: $245
Details: Sky Ranch at Ute Trail Inc
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May 18 – May 19, 2019
Newport, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 21 – May 22, 2019
Hendersonville, NC

Tuition: $235
Details: Landmark Learning

May 21 – May 22, 2019
Glenallen, AK

Tuition: TBA
Details: East Basin Company
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May 23 – May 24, 2019
Dubois, WY

Tuition: $230
Details: SOAR

May 24 – May 25, 2019
Custer, SD

Tuition: $250 to $330
Details: Outlaw Ranch

May 25 – May 26, 2019
Newport Beach, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 25 – May 26, 2019
Portland, OR

Tuition: $175 to $225
Details: Catlin Gabel School

May 25 – May 26, 2019
Berkeley Hills, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
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May 25 – May 26, 2019
Buxton, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 25 – May 26, 2019
Glencoe, IL

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School
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May 25 – May 26, 2019
Montville, NJ

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 25 – May 26, 2019
Asheville, NC

Tuition: $235
Details: Landmark Learning

May 27 – May 28, 2019
Granby, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: Camp Chief Ouray

May 28 – May 29, 2019
Grand Marais, MN

Tuition: $200
Details: Wilderness Canoe Base
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May 28 – May 29, 2019
Cedar Mountain, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Camp High Rocks

June 1 – June 2, 2019
Tacoma, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 1 – June 2, 2019
Lincoln, MA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School
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June 1 – June 2, 2019
Denver, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 1 – June 2, 2019
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 1 – June 2, 2019
Austin, TX

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 1 – June 2, 2019
Sausalito, CA

Tuition: $235
Details: Ready SF

June 1 – June 2, 2019
Phillipsburg, PA

Tuition: $245
Details: Brett A. Simpson

June 1 – June 2, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School
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June 1 – June 2, 2019
Durango, CO

Tuition: $240
Details: Colvig Silver Camps

June 4 – June 5, 2019
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 7 – June 9, 2019
Lindholmen, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

June 7 – June 8, 2019
Hayfork, CA

Tuition: $250
Details: Camp Trinity - Bar 717 Ranch

June 8 – June 9, 2019
Austin, TX

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School
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June 8 – June 9, 2019
Point Reyes, CA

Tuition: $275 to $395
Details: Ready SF

June 8 – June 9, 2019
Washington, DC

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 8 – June 9, 2019
Pasadena, TX

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 8 – June 9, 2019
Chicago, IL

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 8 – June 9, 2019
New York, NY

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School
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June 8 – June 9, 2019
Houston, TX

Tuition: $260
Details: The Woods Project Inc.

June 8 – June 9, 2019
Union Mills, NC

Tuition: $210
Details: Landmark Learning

June 8 – June 9, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 8 – June 9, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: $235
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

June 10 – June 11, 2019
Houston, TX

Tuition: $260
Details: The Woods Project Inc.

June 10 – June 11, 2019
Bemidji, MN

Tuition: TBA
Details: Camp Thunderbird

June 11 – June 12, 2019
Ducktown, TN

Tuition: $235
Details: Landmark Learning

June 12 – June 13, 2019
Thoreau, NM

Tuition: $225
Details: Cottonwood Gulch Foundation

June 14 – June 17, 2019
STF Saltoluokta Fjallstation, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

June 15 – June 16, 2019
Hailey, ID

Tuition: $245
Details: Idaho Rescue Training

June 15 – June 16, 2019
Ivoryton, CT

Tuition: $200 to $250
Details: Incarnation Camp

June 15 – June 16, 2019
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 15 – June 16, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 15 – June 16, 2019
Palo Alto, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 15 – June 16, 2019
Silverdale, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 15 – June 16, 2019
Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 15 – June 16, 2019
Carbondale, CO

Tuition: $275
Details: Carbondale Community School

June 15 – June 16, 2019
Eugene, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 15 – June 16, 2019
Dallas, TX

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 22 – June 23, 2019
Columbus, OH

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 22 – June 23, 2019
East Hanover, NJ

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 22 – June 23, 2019
Springfield, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 22 – June 23, 2019
Pepper Pike, OH

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 22 – June 23, 2019
Chesterton, IN

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 22 – June 23, 2019
Cedar Crest, NM

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 22 – June 23, 2019
San Diego, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 22 – June 23, 2019
Berkeley Hills, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 22 – June 23, 2019
Troutman, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 22 – June 23, 2019
Washington, DC

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 29 – June 30, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $245 to $345
Details: Idaho Rescue Training

June 29 – June 30, 2019
Guerneville, CA

Tuition: $188 to $235
Details: Stewards Of The Coast And Redwoods

June 29 – June 30, 2019
Roswell, GA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 29 – June 30, 2019
Buxton, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 29 – June 30, 2019
Greenville, SC

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 29 – June 30, 2019
Denver, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 29 – June 30, 2019
Santa Monica, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 6 – July 7, 2019
Washington, DC

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 6 – July 7, 2019
Glencoe, IL

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 6 – July 7, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: The Bad Adventure Company

July 9 – July 10, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Heart Of Oregon Corps

July 13 – July 14, 2019
New York, NY

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 13 – July 14, 2019
Catawba, VA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Mountain Shepherd Adventure School

July 13 – July 14, 2019
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 13 – July 14, 2019
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 13 – July 14, 2019
Palo Alto, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 13 – July 14, 2019
Austin, TX

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 13 – July 14, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 13 – July 14, 2019
Sacramento, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 13 – July 14, 2019
Pasadena, TX

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 16 – July 17, 2019
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 20 – July 21, 2019
Denver, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 20 – July 21, 2019
Buxton, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 20 – July 21, 2019
Boyds, MD

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 20 – July 21, 2019
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 20 – July 21, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $235 to $270
Details: Landmark Learning

July 27 – July 28, 2019
Sioux Falls, SD

Tuition: $275
Details: Augustana University - Outdoor Program

July 27 – July 28, 2019
Berkeley Hills, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 27 – July 28, 2019
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 27 – July 28, 2019
Albemarle, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 27 – July 28, 2019
Montville, NJ

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 27 – July 28, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 3 – Aug. 4, 2019
Chesterfield, VA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 3 – Aug. 4, 2019
Bailey's Crossroads, VA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 3 – Aug. 4, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 9 – Aug. 11, 2019
Jackson, WY

Tuition: $310
Details: Teton Science Schools

Aug. 10 – Aug. 11, 2019
Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 10 – Aug. 11, 2019
New York, NY

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 10 – Aug. 11, 2019
Sedona, AZ

Tuition: $265
Details: Verde Valley School

Aug. 10 – Aug. 11, 2019
Berkeley Hills, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 10 – Aug. 11, 2019
Denver, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 10 – Aug. 11, 2019
Roswell, GA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 10 – Aug. 11, 2019
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 10 – Aug. 11, 2019
Sun Valley, ID

Tuition: $245
Details: Idaho Rescue Training

Aug. 10 – Aug. 11, 2019
Asheville, NC

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 10 – Aug. 11, 2019
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 15 – Aug. 16, 2019
Carbondale, CO

Tuition: $275
Details: Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Aug. 16 – Aug. 17, 2019
Los Olivos, CA

Tuition: $250
Details: Dunn School

Aug. 17 – Aug. 18, 2019
San Diego, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 17 – Aug. 18, 2019
Hermitage, TN

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 17 – Aug. 18, 2019
Peninsula, OH

Tuition: $300 to $315
Details: Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Aug. 17 – Aug. 18, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 17 – Aug. 18, 2019
Lakewood, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: The Bad Adventure Company

Aug. 17 – Aug. 18, 2019
Wexford, PA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 19 – Aug. 21, 2019
Seattle, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: The Bush School

Aug. 23 – Aug. 25, 2019
McCall, ID

Tuition: $290 to $455.43
Details: McCall Outdoor Science School

Aug. 24 – Aug. 25, 2019
Raleigh, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 24 – Aug. 25, 2019
Greenough, MT

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 24 – Aug. 25, 2019
Accokeek, MD

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 24 – Aug. 25, 2019
Palo Alto, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 24 – Aug. 25, 2019
Eagle River, AK

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 24 – Aug. 25, 2019
Denver, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 24 – Aug. 25, 2019
Olympia, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 24 – Aug. 25, 2019
Portland, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 24 – Aug. 25, 2019
Chuluota, FL

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 4 – Sept. 6, 2019
Grimslöf, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Sept. 7 – Sept. 8, 2019
Providence, RI

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 7 – Sept. 8, 2019
Kennewick, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 7 – Sept. 8, 2019
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 7 – Sept. 8, 2019
New York, NY

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 7 – Sept. 8, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 7 – Sept. 8, 2019
Vernon Hills, IL

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 14 – Sept. 15, 2019
Cedar Creek, TX

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 14 – Sept. 15, 2019
Cincinnati, OH

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 14 – Sept. 15, 2019
West Valley City, UT

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 14 – Sept. 15, 2019
San Mateo, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 14 – Sept. 15, 2019
Houston, TX

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 14 – Sept. 15, 2019
East Hanover, NJ

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 14 – Sept. 15, 2019
Chattanooga, TN

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 14 – Sept. 15, 2019
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 14 – Sept. 15, 2019
Bailey's Crossroads, VA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 21 – Sept. 22, 2019
Wentworth, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Duke Energy TRAILS at Rockingham Community College

Sept. 21 – Sept. 22, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 21 – Sept. 22, 2019
Denver, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 21 – Sept. 22, 2019
Jacksonville, FL

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 21 – Sept. 22, 2019
Boise, ID

Tuition: TBA
Details: Sage International School

Sept. 21 – Sept. 22, 2019
Tucson, AZ

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 21 – Sept. 22, 2019
Seagoville, TX

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 21 – Sept. 22, 2019
Chesterfield, VA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 21 – Sept. 22, 2019
Eugene, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 28 – Sept. 29, 2019
Whitmore Lake, MI

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 28 – Sept. 29, 2019
Newport Beach, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 28 – Sept. 29, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $240
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

Oct. 5 – Oct. 6, 2019
San Diego, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 5 – Oct. 6, 2019
Roswell, GA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 5 – Oct. 6, 2019
Boise, ID

Tuition: $245
Details: Idaho Rescue Training

Oct. 5 – Oct. 6, 2019
Millington, TN

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 5 – Oct. 6, 2019
Milford, CT

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 5 – Oct. 6, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 5 – Oct. 6, 2019
Southampton, NJ

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 5 – Oct. 6, 2019
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 5 – Oct. 6, 2019
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 5 – Oct. 6, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 5 – Oct. 6, 2019
Blaine, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 12 – Oct. 13, 2019
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 12 – Oct. 13, 2019
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 12 – Oct. 13, 2019
New York, NY

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 12 – Oct. 13, 2019
Lynchburg, VA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Liberty University

Oct. 12 – Oct. 13, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 12 – Oct. 13, 2019
Valley Park, MO

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 12 – Oct. 13, 2019
Talent, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 12 – Oct. 13, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $245 to $345
Details: Idaho Rescue Training

Oct. 12 – Oct. 13, 2019
Palo Alto, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 19 – Oct. 20, 2019
Portland, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 19 – Oct. 20, 2019
Raleigh, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 19 – Oct. 20, 2019
Oxnard, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 19 – Oct. 20, 2019
Lincoln, MA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 19 – Oct. 20, 2019
Pepper Pike, OH

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 22 – Oct. 23, 2019
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 25 – Oct. 27, 2019
Kandersteg, Switzerland

Tuition: $500
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Oct. 26 – Oct. 27, 2019
Santa Fe, NM

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 26 – Oct. 27, 2019
Washington, DC

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 26 – Oct. 27, 2019
Southlake, TX

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 26 – Oct. 27, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

Oct. 26 – Oct. 27, 2019
Sacramento, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 2 – Nov. 3, 2019
Tacoma, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 2 – Nov. 3, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 2 – Nov. 3, 2019
Brooklyn, NY

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 2 – Nov. 3, 2019
Chicago, IL

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 2 – Nov. 3, 2019
Pennington, NJ

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 2 – Nov. 3, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

Nov. 2 – Nov. 3, 2019
Austin, TX

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 2 – Nov. 3, 2019
Denver, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 2 – Nov. 3, 2019
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 4 – Nov. 6, 2019
Sundsvall, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Nov. 4 – Nov. 6, 2019
Eskilstuna, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Nov. 9 – Nov. 10, 2019
Iowa City, IA

Tuition: $265
Details: University of Iowa

Nov. 9 – Nov. 10, 2019
Chattanooga, TN

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 9 – Nov. 10, 2019
Portland, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 9 – Nov. 10, 2019
Whitmore Lake, MI

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 9 – Nov. 10, 2019
Valley Park, MO

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 9 – Nov. 10, 2019
Santa Barbara, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 11 – Nov. 13, 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Nov. 11 – Nov. 13, 2019
Goteborg, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Nov. 16 – Nov. 17, 2019
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 16 – Nov. 17, 2019
Montville, NJ

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 16 – Nov. 17, 2019
San Mateo, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 16 – Nov. 17, 2019
Chesterfield, VA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 16 – Nov. 17, 2019
Milwaukee, WI

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 16 – Nov. 17, 2019
Stanley, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 16 – Nov. 17, 2019
Washington, DC

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 16 – Nov. 17, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 16 – Nov. 17, 2019
Houston, TX

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 20 – Nov. 22, 2019
Malmo, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Nov. 23 – Nov. 24, 2019
Boyds, MD

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 25 – Nov. 27, 2019
Ryssby, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Dec. 7 – Dec. 8, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 7 – Dec. 8, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 7 – Dec. 8, 2019
San Antonio, TX

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 7 – Dec. 8, 2019
Eugene, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 7 – Dec. 8, 2019
Cary, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 7 – Dec. 8, 2019
Denver, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 7 – Dec. 8, 2019
Brooklyn, NY

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 7 – Dec. 8, 2019
Highland Park, IL

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 7 – Dec. 8, 2019
Westwood, MA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 7 – Dec. 8, 2019
Tucson, AZ

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 7 – Dec. 8, 2019
Bonita, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 7 – Dec. 8, 2019
Dallas, TX

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 7 – Dec. 8, 2019
Portland, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 14 – Dec. 15, 2019
Palo Alto, CA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 14 – Dec. 15, 2019
Boise, ID

Tuition: TBA
Details: Sage International School

Dec. 14 – Dec. 15, 2019
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 14 – Dec. 15, 2019
Litchfield Park, AZ

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 14 – Dec. 15, 2019
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $245 to $275
Details: REI Outdoor School

2020 Dates

Jan. 13 – Jan. 14, 2020
Terlingua, TX

Tuition: TBA
Details: Far Flung Outdoor Center

Feb. 29 – March 1, 2020
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

April 4 – April 5, 2020
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

May 2 – May 3, 2020
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

June 11 – June 12, 2020
Thoreau, NM

Tuition: TBA
Details: Cottonwood Gulch Foundation

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition

$160 to $500

Duration

16 hours

Minimum Age

16 yrs.

Academic Credit

1 College Credits
  • 1 Semester
Learn about Academic Credit

Certifications

CPR (on some courses)

Epinephrine Auto-injector

Wilderness First Aid

Downloads

Course Outline

Start/End

Various

Fly in/out

Various

Skills learned

Wilderness Medicine

Additional Details

Continuing Education: This course meets the American Camp Association 2012 Standards and the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid training requirements. It is approved by the United States Coast Guard to satisfy the first aid and CPR training requirements [46 CFR 11.205(e)(1)(i) &46 CFR 11.205(e)(2)(iv)] for a merchant mariner license. Learn more here.

 

Recertification Prerequisites:

Using this course to recertify? Be sure to check out our recertification policies to make sure you're eligible to refresh your certification.

Topics Covered

  • Patient Assessment System
  • Evacuation Plans and Emergency Procedures
  • CPR (on some courses)
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Shock
  • Head Injuries
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Fracture Management
  • Dislocations
  • Cold Injuries
  • Heat Illness
  • Altitude Illness
  • Lightning
  • The Medical Patient
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Wilderness First Aid Kits

Financial aid & Scholarships

NOLS supports a variety of outside financial aid options:

  • AmeriCorps
  • 529 College Savings Plans
  • Veteran's Benefits (In Wyoming only)

If you are fluent in American Sign Language or Signed Exact English, you may be eligible to receive a full scholarship to your wilderness medicine course. 

 

"The staff was excellent, very knowledgeable, professional, and personable...with good communication skills. Handled and answered our questions well. The course gave real life examples of how to handle injuries in the wilderness."

– WFA grad from NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

Keep Your Certification Current

To keep up on your WFA certification, retake the course after two years.

 

Recertifying Other Certifications

The WFA may also be used to recertify your Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder and the wilderness portion of your Wilderness EMT certification. If you're using the WFA to recertify, you'll need to pass both a written and a practical examination. 

 

 

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