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WFA IS IDEAL FOR

  • Beginner or intermediate backcountry enthusiasts 
  • People with no prior medical training 
  • High school students
  • People who want an introduction to wilderness medicine without the time and financial commitment of a more advanced class
  • People looking for more than what a basic first aid course provides
  • People who want to specialize their first aid skills for backcountry use
  • Outdoor travelers who typically take 1-day and weekend trips into the backcountry

WAFA IS IDEAL FOR:

  • Entry-level or aspiring guides, outdoor educators, and field staff
  • People with no prior medical training 
  • Motivated backcountry enthusiasts of all skill levels
  • People looking to expand upon a basic first aid course
  • People who want to specialize their first aid skills for backcountry use
  • People looking to take on a supporting role in rescue or medical care 
  • Outdoor travelers who typically take weekend or multi-day trips into the backcountry

WFR IS IDEAL FOR:

  • Guides, outdoor educators, trip leaders, and other outdoor professionals who need to be certified at the industry standard of care 
  • Search & Rescue personnel
  • People with no prior medical training
  • Motivated backcountry enthusiasts of all skill levels
  • People needing to lead patient care, or assist a higher level of care, such as EMT
  • People needing to organize evacuation and rescue efforts with formal rescue services
  • Outdoor travelers who typically take remote, multi-day and extended trips into the backcountry

WRC IS IDEAL FOR

  • Students who hold a current WFR certification, or are within their grace period
  • Students who need to recertify their current WFR certification but don’t want to retake an entire WFR course

W-UPGRADE FOR EMT IS FOR:

  • People who are currently licensed as EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics
  • EMT search & rescue, ski patrol, guides, and other outdoor professionals who want to specialize their skills for remote environments
  • EMTs who work in rural environments or environments with limited or unreliable resources

EXPEDITION MEDICINE IS FOR

  • Licensed medical practitioners (MD, PA, RN, Paramedic, DNP, & DO) who aspire to become primary medical personnel on wilderness expeditions. 
  • Licensed medical practitioners who are primary medical personnel on wilderness expeditions, and want to expand their skills
  • Licensed medical practitioners who work as outdoor professionals

EXPEDITION MEDICINE IS FOR

  • Licensed medical practitioners (MD, PA, RN, paramedic, DNP, & DO) who aspire to become primary medical personnel on wilderness expeditions. 
  • Licensed medical practitioners who are primary medical personnel on wilderness expeditions, and want to expand their skills
  • Licensed medical practitioners who work as outdoor professionals