WILDERNESS FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE

JOIN OUR TEAM OF WILDERNESS MEDICINE EDUCATORS WITH THE WILDERNESS FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE (WFA ITC)

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Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for current Wilderness First Responders with the following:

  • A WFR Recertification or higher course within the past two years
  • Professional level CPR card
  • Direct experience managing common injuries and illnesses in a wilderness setting
  • Two or more years teaching in an outdoor education setting or classroom
  • Several seasons leading extended trips in wilderness settings

What you can expect

We’ll review your application and select qualified candidates to receive a phone interview with our ITC Program Coordinator. If you are chosen, you’ll attend a 7-day intensive training to learn how to deliver the NOLS Wilderness Medicine curriculum. During the training you’ll work with an advisor to help you prepare and present classes.

When you graduate from the ITC, you’ll gain the support of our curriculum and instructor development teams. By teaching an average of 20 days per year and attending annual staff trainings, you’ll maintain your status as a leader in the field of wilderness medicine education.

There is a tuition charge to cover food, lodging, and materials. As this course is heavily subsidized, there are no scholarships available.

Course details

Applications Due: August 1, 2018
Course Date: November 11-17, 2018
Interviews Conducted: Late August

    Apply Now

We’re excited that you’re exploring your options for joining NOLS. Check out the packet below to get started on the application process, and always feel free to email us at wilderness_medicine_itc@nols.edu or call 866-831-9001

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