WFA Instructor Training Course (ITC)

The WFA Instructor Training Course (WFA-ITC) is designed to familiarize qualified candidates with Desert Mountain Medicine’s (DMM) teaching philosophy, teaching techniques, and class management style. Instructor candidates will also cover the WFA industry standard “Scope of Practice” (SOP) and the DMM course curriculum, developed from the SOP.

After successful completion of the WFA-ITC (30 hours) and shadowing a Lead Instructor  during a scheduled 24-hr WFA course, new instructors will be eligible to join the instructor team as an Assistant Instructor.

DMM offers competitive compensation, continuing education, and the opportunity to be part of a team of highly qualified instructors in the field of outdoor education and wilderness medicine.

54 Hours | Cost: $575

Upcoming WFA-ITC October 19-21, 2022 in Albuquerque, NM. We are also planning a 2023 spring course in the western US, location TBA.

WFA-ITC Prerequisites:

  • Current WEMT and/or WFR certification
  • Current CPR
  • >2 years of teaching (outdoor ed preferred)
  • >3 years leading/guiding backcountry trips
  • Pre-hospital medical experience (ski patrol, SAR, ambulance, clinic, emergency dept., race medic etc.)

Please contact us with questions:

[email protected] | 719.486.7260


WFA Instructor Training Course (WFA-ITC)   (Course Overview)


2023-04-21 08:00:00Apr 21 - Apr 24, 2023

WFA-ITC + TSO Leadville, CODesert Mountain Medicine- AirportTraditional