Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

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

2023-09-25 08:00:00Sep 25 - Sep 26, 2023

WFA Fletcher, NCTBDTraditional
$32500More Info

2023-09-26 08:00:00Sep 26 - Sep 27, 2023

WFA Leadville, COColorado Outward Bound School - RMPTraditional
$32500More Info

2023-09-30 08:00:00Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2023

WFA Leadville, CODesert Mountain Medicine HeadquartersTraditional

2023-10-08 08:00:00Oct 8 - Oct 9, 2023

WFA Moab, UTColorado Outward Bound School - SWPTraditional
$32500More Info

2023-10-11 08:00:00Oct 11 - Oct 12, 2023

WFA Ogden, UTYoung Powersports OgdenTraditional
$32500More Info

2023-10-14 08:00:00Oct 14 - Oct 15, 2023

WFA Salida, COColorado Mountain College- SalidaTraditional
$32500More Info

2023-10-27 08:00:00Oct 27 - Oct 29, 2023

WFA Lakewood, CORed Rocks Community CollegeTraditional
$32500More Info

2023-10-27 20:00:00Oct 27 - Oct 28, 2023

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$27500More Info

2023-11-01 08:00:00Nov 1 - Nov 2, 2023

WFA Leadville, COColorado Outward Bound School - RMPTraditional
$32500More Info

2024-01-13 08:00:00Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2024

WWMP WFA for WBU + Companion Rescue Leadville, COTBDTraditional
Women's Wild Med Program
$54500More Info

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

WFA Durango, COCreeks To Peaks RescueTraditional
$27500More Info