Wilderness First Aid

Credit: Luis Camargo

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!

Download the WFA Course Outline.

 

Dates

Dates

2018 Dates

May 26 – May 27, 2018
Glencoe, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 26 – May 27, 2018
Sausalito, CA

Tuition: $235
Details: Ready SF

May 26 – May 27, 2018
Arden, NC

Tuition: $225
Details: Landmark Learning

May 26 – May 27, 2018
San Mateo, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 28 – May 29, 2018
Newland, NC

Tuition: $160 to $190
Details: NovusWay

May 28 – May 29, 2018
Granby, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: Camp Chief Ouray
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 29 – May 30, 2018
Cedar Mountain, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Camp High Rocks

May 31 – June 1, 2018
Burnsville, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Arthur Morgan School

June 1 – June 3, 2018
Bankeryd, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

June 1 – June 2, 2018
Jacksonville, AL

Tuition: TBA
Details: Jacksonville State University

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Bend, OR

Tuition: $225
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District
Filling fast! details

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Tacoma, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Sausalito, CA

Tuition: $235
Details: Ready SF
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Filling fast! details

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Durango, CO

Tuition: $240
Details: Colvig Silver Camps

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Austin, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Colorado Springs, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 8 – June 10, 2018
Vallentuna, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

June 8 – June 9, 2018
Hayfork, CA

Tuition: $245
Details: Camp Trinity - Bar 717 Ranch

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Houston, TX

Tuition: $250
Details: The Woods Project Inc.
Filling fast! details

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Carbondale, CO

Tuition: $225
Details: Carbondale Community School

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Point Reyes Station, CA

Tuition: $255 to $395
Details: Ready SF

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Chicago, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Sammamish, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Canton, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Washington, DC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Filling fast! details

June 9 – June 10, 2018
New York City, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Filling fast! details

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Vernonia, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 10 – June 11, 2018
Bemidji, MN

Tuition: TBA
Details: Camp Thunderbird
Filling fast! details

June 11 – June 12, 2018
Houston, TX

Tuition: $250
Details: The Woods Project Inc.

June 14 – June 15, 2018
Thoreau, NM

Tuition: TBA
Details: Cottonwood Gulch Foundation
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 14 – June 15, 2018
Lakewood, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bondi Outdoor Leadership

June 15 – June 18, 2018
Saltoluokta Fjallstation, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Providence, RI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Filling fast! details

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Silverdale, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Willsboro, NY

Tuition: $225 to $315
Details: Wilderness Rescue Training

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Filling fast! details

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Dallas, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Austin, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Filling fast! details

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Ivoryton, CT

Tuition: $200 to $250
Details: Incarnation Camp

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Oracle, AZ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 22 – June 24, 2018
Katterjokk Turiststation, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Boyds, MD

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 23 – June 24, 2018
San Diego, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Cedar Crest, NM

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 23 – June 24, 2018
East Hanover, NJ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Boise, ID

Tuition: $240
Details: Wilderness Medicine Northwest

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Troutman, NC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Palo Alto, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Columbus, OH

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Eugene, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 30 – July 1, 2018
Talent, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 30 – July 1, 2018
Greenville, SC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 30 – July 1, 2018
Newport Beach, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 30 – July 1, 2018
Buxton, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 30 – July 1, 2018
Roswell, GA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 30 – July 1, 2018
Santa Rosa, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 7 – July 8, 2018
Estes Park, CO

Tuition: $240 to $310
Details: Mountain Rescue Institute

July 7 – July 8, 2018
Sacramento, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 7 – July 8, 2018
McLean, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 10 – July 11, 2018
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Heart Of Oregon Corps

July 12 – July 13, 2018
Chicago, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 14 – July 15, 2018
Billings, MT

Tuition: TBA
Details: Montana State University - Billings

July 14 – July 15, 2018
New York City, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 14 – July 15, 2018
Austin, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 14 – July 15, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 14 – July 15, 2018
San Mateo, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 18 – July 19, 2018
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 21 – July 22, 2018
Albemarle, NC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 21 – July 22, 2018
Buxton, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 21 – July 22, 2018
Owings Mills, MD

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 21 – July 22, 2018
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 21 – July 22, 2018
Santa Rosa, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 21 – July 22, 2018
New York, NY

Tuition: $225 to $250
Details: MotorGrrl

July 28 – July 29, 2018
Tustin, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 28 – July 29, 2018
Issaquah, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 28 – July 29, 2018
Montville, NJ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 28 – July 29, 2018
Denver, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 4 – Aug. 5, 2018
Roswell, GA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 4 – Aug. 5, 2018
Berkeley Hills, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 4 – Aug. 5, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 4 – Aug. 5, 2018
Bailey's Crossroads, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 4 – Aug. 5, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 10 – Aug. 12, 2018
Jackson, WY

Tuition: $300
Details: Teton Science Schools

Aug. 11 – Aug. 12, 2018
Tucson, AZ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 11 – Aug. 12, 2018
Greenough, MT

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 11 – Aug. 12, 2018
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 11 – Aug. 12, 2018
New York City, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 11 – Aug. 12, 2018
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 13 – Aug. 14, 2018
St. Louis, MO

Tuition: TBA
Details: The College School

Aug. 16 – Aug. 17, 2018
Carbondale, CO

Tuition: $250
Details: Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Aug. 17 – Aug. 19, 2018
McCall, ID

Tuition: $279 to $403.46
Details: McCall Outdoor Science School

Aug. 17 – Aug. 18, 2018
Los Olivos, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Dunn School

Aug. 18 – Aug. 19, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 18 – Aug. 19, 2018
Blaine, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 18 – Aug. 19, 2018
Mattapan, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 18 – Aug. 19, 2018
Hermitage, TN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 18 – Aug. 19, 2018
Newport Beach, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 18 – Aug. 19, 2018
Coronado, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 18 – Aug. 19, 2018
Kansas City, MO

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 20 – Aug. 22, 2018
Seattle, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: The Bush School

Aug. 25 – Aug. 26, 2018
Eagle River, AK

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 25 – Aug. 26, 2018
Olympia, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 25 – Aug. 26, 2018
Los Gatos, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 25 – Aug. 26, 2018
Santa Fe, NM

Tuition: TBA
Details: Santa Fe Mountain Center

Aug. 25 – Aug. 26, 2018
Cary, NC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 25 – Aug. 26, 2018
Accokeek, MD

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 1 – Sept. 2, 2018
Lancaster, SC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 1 – Sept. 2, 2018
Denver, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 7 – Sept. 9, 2018
Boulder, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Tara Performing Arts High School

Sept. 8 – Sept. 9, 2018
Chesterfield, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 8 – Sept. 9, 2018
Kennewick, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 8 – Sept. 9, 2018
New York City, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 8 – Sept. 9, 2018
Britt, MN

Tuition: $275
Details: Mesabi Outdoor Adventures/ Laurentian Environmental Center

Sept. 8 – Sept. 9, 2018
Denver, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 8 – Sept. 9, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 10 – Sept. 12, 2018
Grimslöf, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Columbus, OH

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Cedar Creek, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Lincoln, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Vernon Hills, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Buxton, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
San Jose, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Bailey's Crossroads, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Sausalito, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Ready SF

Sept. 17 – Sept. 21, 2018
Storuman, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Sept. 22 – Sept. 23, 2018
Colorado Springs, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 22 – Sept. 23, 2018
Rockfall, CT

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 22 – Sept. 23, 2018
Eugene, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 22 – Sept. 23, 2018
Dallas, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 22 – Sept. 23, 2018
Pilot Hill, CA

Tuition: $280
Details: Earthwalker LLC

Sept. 22 – Sept. 23, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 28 – Sept. 30, 2018
Skelleftå, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2018
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2018
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $235
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2018
Ames, IA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Iowa State University

Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 2 – Oct. 5, 2018
Stöllet, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Knoxville, TN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Ojai, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Denver, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Milford, CT

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Boise, ID

Tuition: $240
Details: Idaho Rescue Training

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Roswell, GA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 8 – Oct. 10, 2018
Kilijava, Finland

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Cincinnati, OH

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Picacho, AZ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Providence, RI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Los Gatos, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Vernonia, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Dana Point, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Talent, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Sacramento, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2018
Fresno, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2018
Newport, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2018
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2018
Cedar Hill, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2018
Flat Rock, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Blue Ridge Community College

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2018
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2018
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

Oct. 23 – Oct. 24, 2018
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 27 – Oct. 28, 2018
Stanley, NC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 27 – Oct. 28, 2018
Washington, DC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 27 – Oct. 28, 2018
Denver, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 27 – Oct. 28, 2018
Santa Fe, NM

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 27 – Oct. 28, 2018
New York City, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 27 – Oct. 28, 2018
Pueblo, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Colorado State University Pueblo

Nov. 2 – Nov. 4, 2018
Strömfors, Finland

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2018
Elon, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Elon University

Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2018
Chesterfield, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2018
Tacoma, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2018
Roanoke, VA

Tuition: $225
Details: Roanoke Parks And Recreation

Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2018
Chicago, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2018
Westwood, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2018
Pennington, NJ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 9 – Nov. 11, 2018
Oskarsborg, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Milwaukee, WI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Berkeley Hills, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Beverly Hills, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Cedar Creek, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Valley Park, MO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Montville, NJ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Kansas City, MO

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 17 – Nov. 18, 2018
Bothell, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 17 – Nov. 18, 2018
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

Nov. 17 – Nov. 18, 2018
Owings Mills, MD

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 1 – Dec. 2, 2018
Goodyear, AZ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 1 – Dec. 2, 2018
Washington, DC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 1 – Dec. 2, 2018
Tustin, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 1 – Dec. 2, 2018
Eugene, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
San Antonio, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
Highland Park, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
New York City, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
Southlake, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
San Mateo, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
Albuquerque, NM

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
Cary, NC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
Sausalito, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Ready SF

Dec. 15 – Dec. 16, 2018
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 15 – Dec. 16, 2018
Stanley, NC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

2019 Dates

Jan. 3 – Jan. 4, 2019
Terlingua, TX

Tuition: $259
Details: Far Flung Outdoor Center

Jan. 5 – Jan. 6, 2019
Gardiner, MT

Tuition: TBA
Details: Yellowstone Forever

Feb. 9 – Feb. 10, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

Tuition: TBA
Details: Albuquerque Academy

Feb. 16 – Feb. 18, 2019
Spearfish, SD

Tuition: TBA
Details: Black Hills State University Outdoor Program

March 2 – March 3, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

April 6 – April 7, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

May 3 – May 5, 2019
La Paz, Mexico

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Mexico

May 4 – May 5, 2019
Washington Crossing, PA

Tuition: $235
Details: Wilderness Rescue Training

May 4 – May 5, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

June 12 – June 13, 2019
Thoreau, NM

Tuition: TBA
Details: Cottonwood Gulch Foundation

Oct. 5 – Oct. 6, 2019
Boise, ID

Tuition: TBA
Details: Idaho Rescue Training

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition

$160 to $403.46

Duration

16 hours

Minimum Age

16 yrs.

Academic Credit

1 College Credits
  • 1 Semester
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Certifications

CPR (on some courses)

Epinephrine Auto-injector

Wilderness First Aid

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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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