NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Our policies are crafted to support the health and well-being of our students and staff.
To read about these in depth, please visit our policies page.
Various types of financial aid are available for Wilderness Medicine courses, including scholarships and veterans benefits.
See all financial aid options for Wilderness Medicine courses.
The purpose of the grant program is to assist organizations seeking to overcome financial barriers to training for their outdoor leaders.
Receive up to $5000 in tuition and expenses for a Wilderness First Aid course.
You can earn academic credit from your course or training for high school or college. Though we’re different than a traditional academic program, we are recognized for teaching outdoor education, leadership, wilderness medicine, risk management, and conservation. You can also earn continuing education credits with NOLS.
You can earn continuing medical education credits and education credits towards a Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) through your NOLS Wilderness Medicine course.
Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE)
NOLS Wilderness Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), formerly known as the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).
United States Coast Guard
Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness Advanced First Aid, and Wilderness First Responder courses are 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.
American Camp Association
NOLS Wilderness Medicine courses meet the American Camp Association 2012 Standards for first aid training requirements.
Boy Scouts of America
NOLS Wilderness Medicine courses meet the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid training requirements.
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