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 EMT "3+1" 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
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine and WFA Handouts
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine
  • WAFA Handouts
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine Handbook
  • Emergency Card, 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 CPR
  • WAFA
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine Adult & Child CPR
  • WFR
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine Adult & Child CPR
  • This course will upgrade an EMT to a WEMT
  • WEMT
  • NREMT-EMT
  • WEMT
  • NREMT-EMT
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 CPR
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 Practicioner (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
  • WFR
  • This course will upgrade an EMT to a WEMT
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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
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* Continuing Education Units for EMT's (CAPCE)/Continuing Medical Education for MD's (CMEs)
** Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM)