Essential for anyone who spends a significant amount of time in remote places, wilderness medicine classes will prepare you to make difficult medical decisions.

In our fast-paced engaging courses, you will spend half your time outside of the classroom in realistic scenarios, including a full-scale night mock rescue. The nationally recognized NOLS Wilderness Medicine curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics. Their dynamic educators have practiced medicine in both wilderness and urban environments deliver the rigorous curriculum. You will leave this course with the tools and confidence to manage major injuries and illness in the backcountry.

Updated Nov. 6 2020

In March, NOLS Wilderness Medicine extended certifications that expired between 3/13/2019 and 9/12/2020 by nine months. Due to the ongoing nature of the pandemic and the need for people to maintain certifications we have updated our extension plan. If your certification expired/expires between 3/13/2019 and 8/31/2021 we are automatically adding 12 months to your certification length. Your twelve-month re-entry period begins at the end of your new expiration date. This extension applies to all NOLS Wilderness Medicine certifications including wilderness medicine, CPR, and epinephrine auto-injector. If your certification was issued by another training provider, please contact them directly. It is our understanding that other programs are developing plans to support their graduates. It will take some time to make these changes in our data system, thank you for your patience.

Hybrid WFR Recert (2-day)

2 days or 24 hours / $325
This hybrid format recertification course blends online learning with scenarios and skills emphasizing decision-making and curriculum updates. Hands-on, meet online. Enjoy this blended format WFR Recertification, which includes an online component in addition to the traditional scenarios and skills! Pre-work allows you to review the curriculum at your own pace, and focus on the hands-on element during your two days on course. You'll just need to complete all online components,… More

Wilderness First Aid

16 hours / $225
Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two or two and a half days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you. This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where… More

Wilderness First Responder

80 hours / $725
If you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable, our 9-10 day Wilderness First Responder course is for you! It is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers. Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history,… More

Wilderness Upgrade Med Pros

48 hours / $745
Learn to improvise equipment, deal with challenging environments, and make difficult decisions with confidence on your Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals course. You'll learn to apply your urban emergency care knowledge to the wilderness through case studies and practical scenarios with mock patients. Our seasoned instructors will guide you through five days of intense, hands-on learning to make sure you are prepared in the wilderness. You'll learn both in the… More
Snowmachine Level 1

Blaize Cabana

This class has given me the most important part of riding deep and steep slopes. Showed me how to be calm and to know what I'm doing in an avalanche.

Avalanche Level 2

Anna Ferntheil

The AAS level 2 class dove deeper into avalanche and group mechanics. The knowledge presented in the course will help preapre students wanting to take the next steps in backcountry travel. I feel much better equipped to make well informed snow travel. I feel much better equipped to make well informed snow travel decisions- even if limited information is readily available.

Pro I

Mark Wallters

The Pro I course opened the door for further learning, career development and a greater grasp of my freedom of the hills!

Avalanche Level 2

Alayne Tetor

This course helped me to understand how weather and terrain effect snow conditions and how to collect and discern critial information for safe skiing in the backcountry. Even though I have almost no science background, the instructors made everything very accessible to learn and practice.


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