Wilderness First Aid

Credit: Luis Camargo

Wilderness First Aid

Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two or two and a half days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than 8 hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

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

Download the WFA Course Outline.

 

Dates

Dates

2018 Dates

Feb. 17 – Feb. 18, 2018
McLean, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
In Progress

Feb. 17 – Feb. 18, 2018
Cedar Hill, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
In Progress

Feb. 17 – Feb. 18, 2018
Knoxville, TN

Tuition: $219
Details: University of Tennessee at Knoxville
In Progress

Feb. 17 – Feb. 18, 2018
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
In Progress

Feb. 17 – Feb. 18, 2018
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
In Progress

Feb. 17 – Feb. 18, 2018
San Diego, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
In Progress

Feb. 17 – Feb. 18, 2018
San Mateo, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
In Progress

Feb. 24 – Feb. 25, 2018
Tucson, AZ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

Feb. 24 – Feb. 25, 2018
Rockfall, CT

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

Feb. 24 – Feb. 25, 2018
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

Feb. 24 – Feb. 25, 2018
Los Gatos, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

Feb. 24 – Feb. 25, 2018
Boone, NC

Tuition: $150 to $225
Details: Appalachian State University - Outdoor Programs

Feb. 24 – Feb. 25, 2018
East Hanover, NJ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Feb. 24 – Feb. 25, 2018
Hermitage, TN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

Feb. 24 – Feb. 25, 2018
Johnson City, TN

Tuition: $150 to $200
Details: East Tennessee State University
Full, Waitlist Available details

Feb. 28 – March 2, 2018
Lander, WY

Tuition: $155 to $320
Details: NOLS Rocky Mountain

March 1 – March 2, 2018
Provo, UT

Tuition: $235
Details: Brigham Young University/Dept. Of Recreation Management

March 3 – March 4, 2018
Austin, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

March 3 – March 4, 2018
Chesterfield, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

March 3 – March 4, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

March 3 – March 4, 2018
Redondo Beach, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

March 3 – March 4, 2018
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 3 – March 4, 2018
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: $240
Details: UC Santa Cruz

March 3 – March 4, 2018
Denver, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

March 3 – March 4, 2018
Perrysville, OH

Tuition: $250 to $265
Details: Nuhop

March 5 – March 7, 2018
Naples, Italy

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

March 5 – March 7, 2018
La Paz, Mexico

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Mexico

March 6 – March 7, 2018
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

March 10 – March 11, 2018
Vernon Hills, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 10 – March 11, 2018
Billings, MT

Tuition: $235
Details: Rocky Mountain College Outdoor Recreation

March 10 – March 11, 2018
Decorah, IA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Luther College
Full, Waitlist Available details

March 10 – March 11, 2018
West Valley City, UT

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

March 10 – March 11, 2018
Brooklyn, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 10 – March 11, 2018
Sacramento, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Filling fast! details

March 10 – March 11, 2018
Redmond, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Rich D. Stearns
Full, Waitlist Available details

March 10 – March 11, 2018
Bothell, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

March 10 – March 11, 2018
Westwood, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Filling fast! details

March 10 – March 11, 2018
Ojai, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 10 – March 11, 2018
Roswell, GA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Filling fast! details

March 12 – March 16, 2018
RealGymnasiet, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

March 16 – March 18, 2018
Värmdö, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

March 17 – March 18, 2018
Albuquerque, NM

Tuition: $230
Details: Albuquerque Academy

March 17 – March 18, 2018
Accokeek, MD

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 17 – March 18, 2018
Madison, WI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 17 – March 18, 2018
Greenville, SC

Tuition: $195
Details: North Greenville University
Filling fast! details

March 17 – March 18, 2018
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 17 – March 18, 2018
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

March 17 – March 18, 2018
Baton Rouge, LA

Tuition: $250
Details: Louisiana State University
Filling fast! details

March 17 – March 18, 2018
Goodyear, AZ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 17 – March 18, 2018
San Luis Obispo, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Cal Poly Associated Students Inc.

March 23 – March 25, 2018
Värmdö, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

March 24 – March 25, 2018
Boerne, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 24 – March 25, 2018
Montville, NJ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 24 – March 25, 2018
Olympia, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Filling fast! details

March 24 – March 25, 2018
Greensboro, NC

Tuition: $199
Details: University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Full, Waitlist Available details

March 24 – March 25, 2018
Tustin, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 24 – March 25, 2018
San Mateo, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

March 24 – March 25, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 24 – March 25, 2018
Dallas, TX

Tuition: $235 to $255
Details: Southern Methodist University Outdoor Adventures

March 24 – March 25, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Tuition: $250 to $275
Details: University of Pennsylvania

March 24 – March 25, 2018
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 31 – April 1, 2018
Marlton, NJ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

March 31 – April 1, 2018
Chicago, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 4 – April 5, 2018
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Banner Elk, NC

Tuition: $225
Details: Lees McRae College

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Ames, IA

Tuition: $199 to $220
Details: Iowa State University
Full, Waitlist Available details

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Columbia, SC

Tuition: $300
Details: Saluda Shoals Park

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Golden, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Brooklyn, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Arcata, CA

Tuition: $180 to $200
Details: Humboldt State University

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Hailey, ID

Tuition: $240
Details: Idaho Rescue Training

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: $240
Details: UC Santa Cruz

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Bend, OR

Tuition: $225
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Newburyport, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Pocatello, ID

Tuition: TBA
Details: Idaho State University

April 7 – April 8, 2018
McLean, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Sausalito, CA

Tuition: $235
Details: Ready SF

April 7 – April 8, 2018
Milwaukee, WI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 13 – April 15, 2018
Spokane, WA

Tuition: $300 to $340
Details: Saint George's School

April 14 – April 15, 2018
Westcliffe, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Custer County Search and Rescue

April 14 – April 15, 2018
Stateline, NV

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: Tahoe Rim Trail Association

April 14 – April 15, 2018
Hermitage, TN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 14 – April 15, 2018
Ojai, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 14 – April 15, 2018
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 14 – April 15, 2018
Berkeley, CA

Tuition: $250
Details: Cal Adventures

April 14 – April 15, 2018
Issaquah, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

April 14 – April 15, 2018
Indianapolis, IN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

April 14 – April 15, 2018
Santa Fe, NM

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 14 – April 15, 2018
Toutle, WA

Tuition: $325 to $375
Details: Mount St Helens Institute

April 14 – April 15, 2018
Madison, WI

Tuition: $210
Details: Outdoor UW / University of Wisconsin

April 19 – April 20, 2018
Mill Valley, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Sierra Club National Outings - California - Nevada Subcommittee

April 19 – April 20, 2018
Lakewood, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bondi Outdoor Leadership

April 20 – April 21, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $175 to $225
Details: Catlin Gabel School

April 20 – April 22, 2018
Flåm, Norway

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

April 21 – April 22, 2018
Mattapan, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 21 – April 22, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 21 – April 22, 2018
San Mateo, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 21 – April 22, 2018
Washington, DC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 21 – April 22, 2018
New York City, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 21 – April 22, 2018
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 21 – April 22, 2018
Syracuse, NY

Tuition: $225
Details: Wilderness Rescue Training

April 21 – April 22, 2018
Bothell, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 21 – April 22, 2018
Palos Park, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 21 – April 22, 2018
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $195
Details: Jackson County Parks and Recreation

April 24 – April 25, 2018
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Heart Of Oregon Corps

April 28 – April 29, 2018
Eagle River, AK

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 28 – April 29, 2018
Roswell, GA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 28 – April 29, 2018
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $235
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

April 28 – April 29, 2018
Dana Point, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 28 – April 29, 2018
Pasadena, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Pasadena Outdoor Education

April 28 – April 29, 2018
Austin, TX

Tuition: $235
Details: University of Texas at Austin

April 28 – April 29, 2018
Bloomsburg, PA

Tuition: $235
Details: Quest

April 28 – April 29, 2018
Reading, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 28 – April 29, 2018
Billings, MT

Tuition: $260
Details: Montana State University - Billings

April 28 – April 29, 2018
Westerville, OH

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

April 28 – April 29, 2018
Southlake, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 4 – May 6, 2018
Helsinki, Finland

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

May 5 – May 6, 2018
Medford, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Coyote Trails School of Nature

May 5 – May 6, 2018
Poynette, WI

Tuition: TBA
Details: Rutabaga Paddlesports

May 5 – May 6, 2018
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 5 – May 6, 2018
Cumming, GA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 5 – May 6, 2018
Conway, WA

Tuition: $240
Details: NOLS Pacific Northwest

May 5 – May 6, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $155 to $225
Details: Post 58

May 5 – May 6, 2018
Golden, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 5 – May 6, 2018
Lisle, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 5 – May 6, 2018
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: $240
Details: UC Santa Cruz

May 5 – May 6, 2018
Grand Marais, MN

Tuition: $250
Details: Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply

May 5 – May 6, 2018
Little Rock, AR

Tuition: $330
Details: Arkansas 4-H

May 10 – May 13, 2018
Värmdö, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

May 12 – May 13, 2018
Bozeman, MT

Tuition: $260
Details: Crossing Latitudes

May 12 – May 13, 2018
Harrisonburg, VA

Tuition: $200
Details: Camp Horizons

May 12 – May 13, 2018
McLean, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 12 – May 13, 2018
Biddeford, ME

Tuition: $330
Details: Community Bicycle Center

May 12 – May 13, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 12 – May 13, 2018
Berkeley Hills, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 12 – May 13, 2018
Sun Valley, ID

Tuition: $240
Details: Idaho Rescue Training

May 14 – May 15, 2018
Gardiner, MT

Tuition: TBA
Details: Yellowstone Forever

May 18 – May 19, 2018
Bailey, CO

Tuition: $210 to $263
Details: Camp IdRaHaJe

May 19 – May 20, 2018
Montville, NJ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 19 – May 20, 2018
Redondo Beach, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 19 – May 20, 2018
Denver, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 19 – May 20, 2018
Lincoln, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 19 – May 20, 2018
Pullman, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Washington State University

May 19 – May 20, 2018
Vernal, UT

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Riverbase

May 19 – May 20, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 19 – May 20, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $255
Details: University of Utah

May 19 – May 20, 2018
Bothell, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 19 – May 20, 2018
Lake City, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Sky Ranch at Ute Trail Inc

May 23 – May 24, 2018
Hendersonville, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: United Methodist Camp Tekoa

May 24 – May 25, 2018
Dubois, WY

Tuition: $200
Details: SOAR

May 26 – May 27, 2018
Glencoe, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 26 – May 27, 2018
San Mateo, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

May 26 – May 27, 2018
Arden, NC

Tuition: $225
Details: Landmark Learning

May 28 – May 29, 2018
Granby, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Camp Chief Ouray

May 28 – May 29, 2018
Newland, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: NovusWay

May 29 – May 30, 2018
Cedar Mountain, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Camp High Rocks

May 31 – June 1, 2018
Burnsville, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Arthur Morgan School

June 1 – June 3, 2018
Bankeryd, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

June 1 – June 2, 2018
Jacksonville, AL

Tuition: TBA
Details: Jacksonville State University

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Durango, CO

Tuition: $240
Details: Colvig Silver Camps

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Sausalito, CA

Tuition: $235
Details: Ready SF

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Colorado Springs, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Tacoma, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Austin, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Bend, OR

Tuition: $225
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

June 2 – June 3, 2018
Conshohocken, PA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 5 – June 6, 2018
Leavenworth, WA

Tuition: $245
Details: Wilderness Medicine Northwest

June 8 – June 9, 2018
Hayfork, CA

Tuition: $245
Details: Camp Trinity - Bar 717 Ranch

June 8 – June 10, 2018
Vallentuna, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Chicago, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Houston, TX

Tuition: $250
Details: The Woods Project Inc.

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Silverdale, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Carbondale, CO

Tuition: $225
Details: Carbondale Community School

June 9 – June 10, 2018
New York City, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Washington, DC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 9 – June 10, 2018
Canton, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 10 – June 11, 2018
Bemidji, MN

Tuition: TBA
Details: Camp Thunderbird

June 11 – June 12, 2018
Houston, TX

Tuition: $250
Details: The Woods Project Inc.

June 14 – June 15, 2018
Lakewood, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bondi Outdoor Leadership

June 14 – June 15, 2018
Thoreau, NM

Tuition: TBA
Details: Cottonwood Gulch Foundation

June 15 – June 18, 2018
Saltoluokta Fjallstation, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Reading, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Ivoryton, CT

Tuition: TBA
Details: Incarnation Camp

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Austin, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Dallas, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Willsboro, NY

Tuition: $250 to $315
Details: Wilderness Rescue Training

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Oracle, AZ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 22 – June 24, 2018
Katterjokk Turiststation, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Troutman, NC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Boise, ID

Tuition: $240
Details: Wilderness Medicine Northwest

June 23 – June 24, 2018
San Diego, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Elkridge, MD

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Cedar Crest, NM

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 23 – June 24, 2018
East Hanover, NJ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Columbus, OH

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Eugene, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 23 – June 24, 2018
Berkeley Hills, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 30 – July 1, 2018
Roswell, GA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 30 – July 1, 2018
Santa Rosa, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 30 – July 1, 2018
Greenville, SC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 30 – July 1, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 30 – July 1, 2018
Talent, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

June 30 – July 1, 2018
Newport Beach, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 7 – July 8, 2018
McLean, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 7 – July 8, 2018
Estes Park, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Mountain Rescue Institute

July 7 – July 8, 2018
Sacramento, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 12 – July 13, 2018
Chicago, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 14 – July 15, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 14 – July 15, 2018
Austin, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 14 – July 15, 2018
New York City, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 14 – July 15, 2018
San Mateo, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 18 – July 19, 2018
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 21 – July 22, 2018
Albemarle, NC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 21 – July 22, 2018
Santa Rosa, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 21 – July 22, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 21 – July 22, 2018
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 21 – July 22, 2018
Owings Mills, MD

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 28 – July 29, 2018
Montville, NJ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 28 – July 29, 2018
Tustin, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 28 – July 29, 2018
Issaquah, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 4 – Aug. 5, 2018
Berkeley Hills, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 4 – Aug. 5, 2018
Bailey's Crossroads, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 4 – Aug. 5, 2018
Roswell, GA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 4 – Aug. 5, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 4 – Aug. 5, 2018
King of Prussia, PA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 7 – Aug. 8, 2018
Batam, Indonesia

Tuition: TBA
Details: Island Connections International/Telunas Beach Resort

Aug. 11 – Aug. 12, 2018
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 11 – Aug. 12, 2018
Tucson, AZ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 11 – Aug. 12, 2018
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 11 – Aug. 12, 2018
New York City, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 16 – Aug. 17, 2018
Carbondale, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Aug. 17 – Aug. 19, 2018
McCall, ID

Tuition: $279 to $403.46
Details: McCall Outdoor Science School

Aug. 18 – Aug. 19, 2018
Newport Beach, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 18 – Aug. 19, 2018
Hermitage, TN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 18 – Aug. 19, 2018
Mattapan, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 18 – Aug. 19, 2018
Coronado, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 18 – Aug. 19, 2018
Kansas City, MO

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 18 – Aug. 19, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 20 – Aug. 22, 2018
Seattle, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: The Bush School

Aug. 25 – Aug. 26, 2018
Accokeek, MD

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 25 – Aug. 26, 2018
Olympia, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 25 – Aug. 26, 2018
Eagle River, AK

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 25 – Aug. 26, 2018
Cary, NC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 25 – Aug. 26, 2018
Los Gatos, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 1 – Sept. 2, 2018
Lancaster, SC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 1 – Sept. 2, 2018
Golden, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 8 – Sept. 9, 2018
New York City, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 8 – Sept. 9, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 8 – Sept. 9, 2018
Chesterfield, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Cedar Creek, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Berkeley Hills, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Bailey's Crossroads, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Columbus, OH

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Vernon Hills, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 15 – Sept. 16, 2018
Lincoln, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 17 – Sept. 21, 2018
Storuman, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Sept. 22 – Sept. 23, 2018
Rockfall, CT

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 22 – Sept. 23, 2018
Dallas, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 22 – Sept. 23, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 22 – Sept. 23, 2018
Colorado Springs, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 22 – Sept. 23, 2018
Eugene, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2018
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2018
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $235
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 2 – Oct. 5, 2018
Stöllet, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Knoxville, TN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Milford, CT

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Boise, ID

Tuition: $240
Details: Idaho Rescue Training

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Milwaukee, WI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Denver, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Roswell, GA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 6 – Oct. 7, 2018
Ojai, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Cincinnati, OH

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Talent, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Picacho, AZ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Dana Point, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Los Gatos, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 13 – Oct. 14, 2018
Reading, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2018
Newport, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2018
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2018
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2018
Flat Rock, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Blue Ridge Community College

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2018
Cedar Hill, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 23 – Oct. 24, 2018
Seattle, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 27 – Oct. 28, 2018
Washington, DC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 27 – Oct. 28, 2018
New York City, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 27 – Oct. 28, 2018
Santa Fe, NM

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 27 – Oct. 28, 2018
Stanley, NC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2018
Elon, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Elon University

Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2018
Tacoma, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2018
Chesterfield, VA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2018
Princeton, NJ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2018
Chicago, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2018
Reading, MA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Montville, NJ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Berkeley Hills, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Kansas City, MO

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Beverly Hills, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Cedar Creek, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Valley Park, MO

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 17 – Nov. 18, 2018
Owings Mills, MD

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 17 – Nov. 18, 2018
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

Nov. 17 – Nov. 18, 2018
Bothell, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 1 – Dec. 2, 2018
Goodyear, AZ

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 1 – Dec. 2, 2018
Tustin, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 1 – Dec. 2, 2018
Washington, DC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 1 – Dec. 2, 2018
Eugene, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
San Antonio, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
Albuquerque, NM

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
Cary, NC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
New York City, NY

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
Southlake, TX

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
San Mateo, CA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2018
Highland Park, IL

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 15 – Dec. 16, 2018
Stanley, NC

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Dec. 15 – Dec. 16, 2018
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $235 to $265
Details: REI Outdoor School

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition
$150 to $403.46
Duration
16 hours
Minimum Age
16 yrs.
Academic Credit
1 College Credits
  • 1 Semester
Learn about Academic Credit
Certifications

CPR (on some courses)

Epinephrine Auto-injector

Wilderness First Aid

Downloads

Course Outline

Start/End
Various
Fly in/out
Various
Skills learned

Wilderness Medicine

Additional Details

Continuing Education: This course meets the American Camp Association 2012 Standards and the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid training requirements. It is approved by the United States Coast Guard to satisfy the first aid and CPR training requirements [46 CFR 11.205(e)(1)(i) &46 CFR 11.205(e)(2)(iv)] for a merchant mariner license. Learn more here.

 

Recertification Prerequisites:

Using this course to recertify? Be sure to check out our recertification policies to make sure you're eligible to refresh your certification.

Topics Covered

  • Patient Assessment System
  • Evacuation Plans and Emergency Procedures
  • CPR (on some courses)
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Shock
  • Head Injuries
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Fracture Management
  • Dislocations
  • Cold Injuries
  • Heat Illness
  • Altitude Illness
  • Lightning
  • The Medical Patient
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Wilderness First Aid Kits

Financial aid & Scholarships

NOLS supports a variety of outside financial aid options:

  • AmeriCorps
  • 529 College Savings Plans
  • Veteran's Benefits (In Wyoming only)

If you are fluent in American Sign Language or Signed Exact English, you may be eligible to receive a full scholarship to your wilderness medicine course. 

 

"The staff was excellent, very knowledgeable, professional, and personable...with good communication skills. Handled and answered our questions well. The course gave real life examples of how to handle injuries in the wilderness."

– WFA grad from NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

Keep Your Certification Current

To keep up on your WFA certification, retake the course after two years.

 

Recertifying Other Certifications

The WFA may also be used to recertify your Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder and the wilderness portion of your Wilderness EMT certification. If you're using the WFA to recertify, you'll need to pass both a written and a practical examination. 

 

 

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