NOLS Wilderness Medicine

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Initial Training Courses

Courses Wilderness First Aid
(WFA)
Wilderness Advanced First Aid
(WAFA)
Wilderness First Responder
(WFR)
Wilderness EMT
(WEMT)
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician
(EMT plus WUMP format)
Prerequisites 16 Years Old*** 16 Years Old*** 16 Years Old***
  • 18 Years Old
  • Professional Level CPR
  • TB Test, Other site-dependent screening tests
  • 18 Years Old
  • Professional Level CPR
  • TB Test
Hours 16-20 40 80 200 200
Textbook
  • Wilderness First Aid Pocket Guide
  • Wilderness First Aid Handouts
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine
  • WAFA Handouts
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine Handbook
  • Emergency Care, 13th ed.
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine Handbook
  • Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 10th ed.
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine Handbook
Certifications Received
  • WFA
  • *If applicable* NOLS Wilderness Medicine Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Epinephrine Autoinjector
  • WAFA
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Epinephrine Autoinjector
  • WFR
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • This course will upgrade an EMT to a WEMT
  • Epinephrine Autoinjector
  • WEMT
  • NREMT-EMT
  • Epinephrine Autoinjector
  • WEMT
  • NREMT-EMT
  • Epinephrine Autoinjector
College Credit 1 Hour 2 Hours 3 Hours 9 Hours 4 Hours
Continuing Education Credits* -- 32 Hours CAPCE 70 Hours CAPCE -- --
FAWM Credits** -- -- Up to 55 Hours Up to 55 Hours --
To Recertify Take WFA
  • WFR-R
  • Hybrid WFR-R
  • WAFA
  • WFA
  • WFR-R
  • Hybrid WFR-R
  • WAFA
  • WUMP
  • WFA
Wilderness Recertifications
  • WFR-R
  • Hybrid WFR-R
  • WAFA
  • WUMP
  • WFA
NREMT Recertification
Wilderness Recertifications
  • WFR-R
  • Hybrid WFR-R
  • WAFA
  • WUMP
  • WFA
NREMT Recertification
 
* Continuing Education Units for EMT's (CAPCE)/Continuing Medical Education for MD's (CMEs)
** Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM). Check with the Wilderness Medical Society for your personal credit details.
*** Participants under 18 years of age must have written consent of parent or guardian.

 

 

Recertification Courses

Courses

Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFRR)
Hybrid WFR Recertification

Prerequisites Must possess a valid WFR certification of at least 70 hours
Hours 24
Textbook Wilderness Medicine Handbook
Certifications Received
  • WFR
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Epinephrine Autoinjector
College Credit 1 Hour
Continuing Education  18 Hours CAPCE
FAWM Credits** Up to 14 hours
To Recertify Take
  • WFR-R
  • Hybrid WFR-R
  • WAFA
  • WUMP
  • WFA
 
* Continuing Education Units for EMT's (CAPCE)/Continuing Medical Education for MD's (CMEs)
** Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM)

 

 

Education for Medical Professionals

Courses Wilderness Medicine for the Professional Practitioner (WMPP) Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals Medicine in the Wild- Medical Student Elective Wilderness Medicine Expeditions
Prerequisites
  • Current EMT
  • Current Paramedic
  • Current RN
  • Current PA
  • Current MD
  • Current DO
  • Current PT
  • Current EMT
  • Current Paramedic
  • Current RN
  • Current PA
  • Current MD
  • Current DO
  • Current PT
Must be a 3rd or 4th year medical student Physicians and other medical professionals, must be 23 years old
Length 16 Hours 48 Hours 26 Days 8 Days
Textbook
  • Wilderness Medicine Field Guide
  • Wilderness Medicine Handbook
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine Handbook
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine Handbook
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine Handbook
Certifications Received --
  • WFR
  • This course will upgrade an EMT to a WEMT
  • Epinephrine Autoinjector
  • WFR
  • This course will upgrade an EMT to a WEMT
  • Epinephrine Autoinjector
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College Credit -- 4 Hours -- --
Continuing Education Credits*
  • 16 Hours CAPCE
  • 15 Hours Category 1 CMEs
  • 48 Hours CAPCE
  • 43 Hours Category 1 CMEs
48 Hours CAPCE
  • 16 Hours CAPCE
  • 15 Hours Category 1 CMEs
FAWM Credits** Up to 16 hours Up to 35.75 hours Up to 50.5 hours Up to 28 hours
To Recertify Take --
  • WFR-R
  • Hybrid WFR-R
  • WAFA
  • WUMP
  • WFA
  • WFR-R
  • Hybrid WFR-R
  • WAFA
  • WUMP
  • WFA
--
 
* Continuing Education Units for EMT's (CAPCE)/Continuing Medical Education for MD's (CMEs)
** Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM)