"Learn To" Programs

Wilderness First Aid and First Responder Certification Classes

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification or WFR - Recertification, November 22-23, 2014


The WFA course is 2 days long and teaches a basic level of first aid training in the wilderness context. This course is for those who enjoy going on short wilderness trips and are seeking to gain a better understanding of how to manage and treat a variety of medical issues in the wilderness context. Those seeking to re-certify their Wilderness First Responder (WFR) may also enroll in the course. You must have an active CPR Certification to re-certify. SOLO increased their rates this year; this is reflected in the increase in our fees.

The WFR course is 9-days long and takes an in-depth look at responding to medical issues and emergencies in the wilderness context. Instructors teach participants standards and skills in dealing with: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies in the wilderness context. The course includes practical application scenarios. Take it to the next wilderness medical level and get certified. No medical experience required.

Fees: Early Bird (Until October 1): Student - $500 / Non-Student - $600.
Lodging: A number of hotels are available in the area and can be found through a simple google search. Housing in the Campus Recreation Center is available  at a cost of $10 per night, or $100 for the duration of the course. Participants will be sleeping 'camp' style, on mats and sleeping bags in a fitness studio. Food is not provided. There is a kitchenette in the facility with a refrigerator, dishes, cabinet storage, a microwave, and toaster that will be accessible to participants. A visit to a local grocery store will be arranged for those staying overnight. Participants who choose this option will also have access to the recreation center facilities for the duration of their stay (including locker rooms, showers, sauna, gyms, weight room, racquetball court, and fitness equipment).
Parking: Free street parking is available but not guaranteed. Fee parking in a nearby parking garage is also available.
Instructed by 
SOLO Wilderness Medicine
Registration: Register at CRC welcome desk or register online.
Contact: Ken Follette with any questions at 978-934-6797