Wilderness First Aid Course
Wilderness First Aid courses are designed as a fast paced, hands-on training for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals traveling or working in remote locations. Whether going backpacking in Yosemite or getting barreled in Bali - our WFA course will prepare you for emergency situations. Wilderness First Aid courses are sponsored by Channel Islands Outfitters and instructed by the National Outdoor Leadership School's (NOLS) WIlderness Medicine Institute.
Prerequisites: No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.
Certification: Successful course completion earns you a WMI Wilderness First Aid. If applicable, you will also earn a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification. Both certifications are current for two years.
Recertification: This course may also be used to recertify WMI Wilderness First Responder and WMI Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. Participants using the WFA to recertify their WFR need to pass both a written and a practical examination.
Continuing Education: This course is approved by the United States Coast Guard to satisfy the first aid and CPR training requirements [46 CFR 11.205(e)(1)(i) &46 CFR 11.205(e)(2)(iv)] for a merchant mariner license.
College Credit: 1 semester credit is available from WMI-affiliated colleges and universities.