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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain a copy of my evaluation?
Complete instructions and a request form are available here.

How do I request a transcript?
Complete instructions are available here.

How can I get NOLS gear?
You can mail order gear through the NOLS gear and goods catalog. You can get a copy of the catalog by calling (888) 332-3636 or by visiting the NOLS store. You can also e-mail us with questions, or place orders at

I forgot my coursemate's, phone number, e-mail, or whatever! Can NOLS help me get back in contact with my old buddies?
Yes! Expedition grads can get a course roster that includes all that information from the alumni office by e-mailing us at WMI training rosters are not shared with coursemates, although we may be able to send your email address to the group requesting that they get in touch with you— contact us at

How can I get in contact with NOLS grads in my area?
The alumni office sponsors reunions and seminars around the country. To learn about our upcoming alumni events, start here. There are also informal local NOLS alumni groups in New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Colorado Front Range, Teton Valley, San Francisco, PNW, Los Angeles, and India.

There isn't a NOLS alumni group nearby! How can I start one?
Contact the alumni office and we'll give you a hand with ideas and contacts.

I'm interested in getting my Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification or Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) certification. Does NOLS have any advice or information?
The Wilderness Medical Institute of NOLS provides the highest quality education and information for the recognition, treatment and prevention of wilderness emergencies. For more information, e-mail

I want to teach others about LNT outdoor ethics. Where can I get more information on taking an LNT Master course?
LNT Master Courses are offered throughout the US from spring until fall. For the most up-to-date information on LNT courses, check You can also call (307) 332-2228 for more information on LNT courses.

How can I become an Alumni Representative?
If you loved your course and want to spread the word about NOLS, becoming an alumni representative might be for you! It doesn't matter whether you're in school, in the work force or just "floating", you can still play an active role in promoting the school long after your course has finished.

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