Wilderness Medical Training for Outdoor Leaders

Programs for Professionals

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Wilderness Medicine Certifications

Wilderness First Responder

Earn the certifications that’s the industry standard for outdoor professionals. On this 80-hour training, learn about providing patient care in remote settings through a combo of classroom and scenario-based learnings.

Wilderness EMT

Combine urban and wilderness medicine practices in this intensive, 4-week course. Ideal for those seeking to be part of a search and rescue team, ambulance team, or land management agency.

Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine

Credits from NOLS Wilderness Medicine courses can be applied toward a Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM).

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Become an Instructor

Join the NOLS team as an instructor. NOLS instructors are intentional educators who teach the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies.

Learn more about teaching wilderness medicine for NOLS.