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Wilderness EMT


Sep 25 - Oct 20, 2023

Lander, WY

NOLS Wilderness Medicine

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200 hours


18+ yrs

Ways to Enroll

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Learn both wilderness medicine and urban medical care practices in this intensive, month-long program.

After four weeks of classroom education, practical skills, scenarios, and full-scale mock rescues, you'll be ready to handle medical emergencies, in the wilderness or in town. You'll earn both your EMT and your Wilderness EMT certifications, preparing you to work on an ambulance, for an outdoor organization, or a land management agency.

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

Course Policies
Please review our policies including cancellation policies, attendance requirements, minimum age requirements, and more. 

Also see dates for our Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (EMT plus Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals Format) courses.

Tuition Options

$4750 - Tuition with Meals and Lodging

Continuing Education & Academic Credit

FAWM credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.,9 credits University of UVanessatah ($550),6 credits Western State Colorado University ($990)

CPR Included



Emergency Medical Technician

Epinephrine Auto-injector

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician


Deposit required: $1000

Additional Details

You will need to meet the following prerequisites:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination
  • ​Professional Level CPR Certification
  • Current TuberculosisTest
  • Hepatitis B ​Vaccination
  • ​Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination
  • Current T​etanus Shot
  • ​History of Chicken Pox or Varicella Vaccination​
  • ​Flu shot (seasonal)
  • Clean 10 Panel Drug Screen
  • National Criminal Background Check

For specific details about the prerequisites, please contact NOLS Wilderness Medicine at wilderness_medicine_wemt@nols.edu.

Continuing Education (Learn More)

This course has been approved for Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits through the Wilderness Medical Society. Actual credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history. 

Academic Credit (Learn more)
This course is approved for 9 college credits through the University of Utah and 6 college credits through Western Colorado University.

Customer Service

Registration and all customer service for this course is handled by NOLS Wilderness Medicine.