Remote Courses

Our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is designed for the outdoor enthusiast, trip leader, raft guide, or land agency field staff who want more than what an urban first aid course provides. The WFA is a great introduction to wilderness medicine and basic life support skills. This training focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment of environmental illnesses, recognizing and stabilizing life threats caused by trauma, and calling for a rescue in the event of a wilderness emergency.

Custom Courses

Wilderness First Aid courses can be customized to your organization’s unique needs. Custom courses may include specialty topics and techniques, customized scheduling and course progression, field-based and backcountry classrooms, and uniquely specialized instructors, among other options. Organizations seeking a custom WFA must be able to provide a course venue.

To learn more about designing a custom WFA course, please reach out to [email protected].

Hours: 16 

Length:  2-3 Days

Training: CPR, WAT, WFA (2 year certification)

Prerequisite: None

Credits: College credits are available in partnership with University of Colorado – Denver. Read more here.

CEU: None


  • Urban vs Wilderness Medicine
  • Intro To Wilderness Recreation Law & Liability
  • Basic Wilderness Medicine Guidelines
  • Intro To Wilderness Risk Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Basic Life Support
  • Basic Traumatic Injuries
  • Red Flag Backcountry Medical Problems
  • Wilderness Anaphylaxis Training
  • Basic Environmental Medicine
  • Intro To Backcountry Communication Devices
  • Basic Documentation
  • Basics Of Calling A Rescue

2023-12-09 08:00:00Dec 9 - Dec 10, 2023

WFA Carbondale, CORoaring Fork Outdoor VolunteersTraditional
$32500More Info

2024-01-08 08:00:00Jan 8 - Jan 9, 2024

WFA Tucson, AZUniversity of ArizonaTraditional
$32500More Info

2024-02-10 08:48:00Feb 10 - Feb 12, 2024

WFA Carbondale, COColorado Rocky Mountain SchoolTraditional
$32500More Info

2024-04-21 08:00:00Apr 21 - Apr 25, 2024

WFA Desolation/Grays Canyon, UTApakoa RiversTraditional

2024-04-27 08:00:00Apr 27 - Apr 28, 2024

WFA Durango, COCreeks To Peaks RescueTraditional
$27500More Info

2024-05-13 08:00:00May 13 - May 14, 2024

WFA Moab, UTDesert Mountain Medicine- MoabTraditional