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, or through the American Camps Association with NOLS Risk Services.
In addition to Continuing Education you can also earn Academic Credit with NOLS.
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).
This service is free to you as a NOLS Wilderness Medicine student. On the first day of the course, you are required to complete the on-course CEU roster with your name, EMT certification number, jurisdiction (i.e., county, state, or national), and expiration date.
Download this document for helpful hints on logging your CEUs in the NREMT system.
CAPCE was established to develop and implement policies to standardize EMS continuing education activities. The cosponsoring organizations of CAPCE are the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, American College of Emergency Physicians, National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians, National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Directors, National Council of State Emergency Medical Services Training Coordinators, and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, and National Association of EMS Educators.
|Course||Medical||Assessment||Trauma||Environmental||Search & Rescue||Total||Download Links for Support Documentation|
|Wilderness First Responder||22 hours||8 hours||23 hours||10 hours||7 hours||70 hours||WFR CEU Outline|
|Wilderness Advanced First Aid||9 hours||4 hours||13 hours||6 hours||N/A||32 hours|
|Wilderness First Aid||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Wilderness First Responder Recert||4.5 hours||2.5 hours||8.5 hours||2.5 hours||N/A||18 hours||WFR Recert CEU Outline|
|Wilderness Medicine for the Professional Practitioner||2.75 hours||2.5 hours||7.75 hours||3 hours||N/A||16 hours||WMPP CEU Outline|
|Wilderness Medicine Upgrade for Medical Professionals||11 hours||5 hours||19 hours||7 hours||6 hours||48 hours||WUMP CEU Outline|
|Wilderness Medicine Expedition||2.75 hours||2.5 hours||7.75 hours||3 hours||N/A||16 hours||WMPP CEU Outline|
|Medicine in the Wild||11 hours||5 hours||19 hours||7 hours||6 hours||48 hours||WUMP CEU Outline|
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and NOLS Wilderness Medicine. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This service is free to you as our student.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Other healthcare professionals should check with their governing entity to determine usefulness of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 43 hours for the WUMP and 15 hours for the WMPP and WME of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician, physician assistant, or nurse should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Through joint sponsorship with the Wilderness Medical Society, active members of WMS may earn credits from their NOLS Wilderness Medicine course toward the 100 required hours necessary for FAWM recognition as follows:
After you receive your NOLS Wilderness Medicine certification card you can follow instructions on the Wilderness Medical Society webpage to claim your credit hours.
NOLS Risk Services offers up to 16 hours of continuing education credit through the American Camp Association (ACA) for participation in a Risk Management Training or the Wilderness Risk Management Conference. If you have completed one of these trainings and would like to receive credit through the ACA, please contact us at email@example.com or 307-335-2222.
NOLS Wilderness Medicine courses meet the American Camp Association 2012 Standards for first aid training requirements.
NOLS Wilderness Medicine courses meet the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid training requirements.