Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid

Navigate the great outdoors with confidence using 'Wilderness First Responder Essentials.' Tailored for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts, this course provides specialized knowledge for handling emergencies in remote settings.

Tuition: $328.00
Hours: 24 hours

Welcome to the Wilderness and Remote First Aid Certificate Program

Each module is grounded in compelling video lessons from American Red Cross and GEMS faculty. These videos are supported by supplementary reading, knowledge-check quizzes, and activities to develop your understanding and skills.

The hands-on skills for this course, have to be taught in a team-based setting with a live WRFA instructor. The Continuing Medical Educational hours for this course is ONLY valid for American Red Cross certification. Not CAPCE accredited.

Prerequisites – 14 years old

Grades: – Students must maintain an 80% average in the course.

Didactic Component: Is a self-directed online component, which allows the student the flexibility to work remotely at his or her own pace. 

Program Details: Length of class is 24 clock hours.

The program is designed for the student to work at his or her own pace. A Certificate of Completion is awarded after successful completion of the didactic components of the program. Students may voluntarily withdraw from the program in writing by delivering a letter to the administrative staff by hand, email or mail. When calculating the official date of a student’s termination is the last day of recorded attendance.

Included in this course:
-Access to online class forms and material.
-eBook WRFA

Please be advised that you have a 10-day window, starting from the day of registration, to cancel class attendance for a full refund. No exceptions will be made.

Skills Verification:
The final portion of the WRFA course is the skills assessment. It is the student's responsibility to have skills sign off by an WRFA Instructor or EMT Instructor.

Participants must also be 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course.

What you get when you enroll in this WFR course:
Online Access to WFR Training Self-Paced Learning Management System (LMS). All of the didactic portion of the course is completed online in the LMS. This includes recorded lectures, videos, quizzes, exams and interactive activities. 

We are currently using American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid ebook. 

24 Hour Instructor Helpdesk:
Students can use email, live chat or the LMS chat system to communicate with instructors 24 hours a day. Typically a live instructor is only available during normal business hours, but leaving a message will ensure a prompt reply. In cases where a student needs to speak to an instructor by phone, we will be happy to arrange a time to call you.

Skills Verification:
The final portion of the WFR course is the skills assessment. It is the student's responsibility to have skills sign off by an EMT Instructor. 

We will be following the CDC’s recommended guidelines to keep our employees and students safe. In addition, we are taking the following precautions:

All workers will have their temperature taken before entering the building. Workers will sanitize and disinfect shared services frequently. 

We encourage our students to wear masks or facial coverings, wash/sanitize their hands before coming to the building, and — most importantly — stay at home if they are feeling sick. The most important thing is to make sure we conduct training in a safe environment.

All meals are the students' responsibility.

We will be spending a lot of time outdoors and we hope that you will want to enjoy some of the exciting outdoor activities when you are not in class. Hunting, fishing, wildlife adventures, kayaking, bear tours, sightseeing, and more. So be ready! The course will be held rain or shine, so participants should bring rain gear and warmer layers to account for unexpected cold or precipitation.