Recertification Policies

Keep your edge, learn updated curriculum, and refresh your skills: recertify your wilderness medicine training before your certification expires.

All NOLS Wilderness Medicine certifications are good for two years from the end date of the course. NOLS Wilderness Medicine certifications will be afforded a one-year period after expiration within which to recertify. This one-year re-entry period is only offered for NOLS Wilderness Medicine certifications. Your certification is not valid during your re-entry period. Should you fail to recertify by the end of your re-entry period you will need to participate in a full course to gain a valid certification. NOLS Wilderness Medicine certified students should bring their certification card to the course so that the instructor can verify the expiration date.

Example: If the last day of your course is September 1, 2021, your certification expires on September 1, 2023, your re-entry period ends September 1, 2024.

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Essential Eligibility Criteria

A qualified student is one that meets the Essential Eligibility Criteria for the course type they are applying for.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Cornell Leadership Expedition for NOLS Pro Leadership trip in Patagonia.

Equal Opportunity

NOLS is committed to building a diverse community that is inclusive of people from all backgrounds. NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or veteran status. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.

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Promotion Policy

NOLS uses students’ names, photos, and other images in promotional material, videos, and press releases.