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Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

We currently have 84 Wilderness First Aid (WFA) courses in our schedule. See them all.

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

WHO IS THE WFA FOR?

The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

WHAT IS TAUGHT?

The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies - see course outline in sidebar.

WHERE AND WHEN IS IT HELD?

The WFA is held around the world throughout the year. See Schedule.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The total price will vary depending on the sponsoring organization and what amenities (e.g. room and board) they include. The Course Schedule may list the specific price for each course, or sponsor information will be provided. WFA courses taught at the SOLO campus cost $175 (tuition only).

WHAT ABOUT ROOM AND BOARD?

This is also up to the sponsoring organization.

IS THERE AN EXAM?

Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.

DO I GET CERTIFIED?

Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years.

DOES THE WFA COUNT AS CONTINUING EDUCATION?

The WFA may give continuing ed credits (depending on the specific requirements for your certification) and is approved for recertifying SOLO's Wilderness First Responder program.

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA)

WHO IS THE AWFA COURSE FOR?

For anyone who wants more than Wilderness First Aid, but not as much as Wilderness First Responder, such as river guides.

WHAT IS TAUGHT?

Building on the WFA, the AWFA course goes into greater depth on the basic first aid subjects, emphasizes leadership skills, and presents new skills such as building improvised litters and litter carrying.

WHERE AND WHEN IS IT HELD?

Around the world throughout the year—click the schedule link at the top of the page to go to our course calendar.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The total price will vary depending on the sponsoring organization and what amenities (e.g. room and board) they include.

WHAT ABOUT ROOM AND BOARD?

This is up to the sponsoring organization. Click the course schedule link at the top of the page for more info on each course.

IS THERE AN EXAM?

Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there is a written test at the end of the course.

DO I GET CERTIFIED?

Yes. You will receive a SOLO AWFA certification, which is good for two years.

DOES THE AWFA COUNT AS CONTINUING EDUCATION?

It can be used to recertify SOLO's or any other 72+-hour WFR certification.

WFA Courses in the near future
   10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
Balanced Edge   Redding, CA

Balanced Edge
1135 Prestige Way
Redding, CA 96033

Telephone: 866-775-EDGE (3343)
Email: kevinhawkins@balancededge.com
Website: http://balancededge.com/

Note: Please call, email, or visit sponsor website for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Balanced Edge. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
Binghamton University   Binghamton, NY

Binghamton University
38 East Gym
Binghamton, NY 13902

Telephone: 607-777-6414
Email: birdie@binghamton.edu
Website: http://www2.binghamton.edu/

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Binghamton University. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
Dartmouth Outing Club   Hanover, NH

Dartmouth Outing Club
1 Valley Road
Hanover, NH 03755

Contact Name: Laura Dukeshire
Telephone: 603-646-2428
Email: laura.l.dukeshire@dartmouth.edu

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Dartmouth Outing Club. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
Florida Outdoor Academy (FOA) - Naples   Naples, FL

Florida Outdoor Academy (FOA) - Naples
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Shell Island Road Field Station
Naples, FL 34113

Contact Name: Clay Gibbons
Telephone: 352-727-4733
Email: Clay@FloridaOutdoorAcademy.com
Website: http://www.FloridaOutdoorAcademy.com

Note: Please note, this is a WFA Afloat specific training. CPR available. Please visit sponsor website for pricing information and specials.

Registration:
This course offered by Florida Outdoor Academy (FOA) - Naples. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
Florida Outdoor Academy (FOA) - West Palm Beach   West Palm Beach, FL

Florida Outdoor Academy (FOA) - West Palm Beach
Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Contact Name: Clay Gibbons
Telephone: 352-727-4733
Email: Clay@FloridaOutdoorAcademy.com
Website: http://www.FloridaOutdoorAcademy.com

Note: CPR available. Please visit sponsor website for pricing information and specials.

Registration:
This course offered by Florida Outdoor Academy (FOA) - West Palm Beach. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides   East Burke, VT

Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides
PO Box 41
East Burke, VT 05832

Telephone: 802-274-4112
Email: kamountainguides@gmail.com

Note: $165 course tuition. CPR available for an additional $35. Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
Oregon State University    Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University
2352 NW Dixon
Corvallis, OR 97330

Telephone: 541-737-5517
Email: josh.norris@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/adventure-leadership-institute

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Oregon State University . Please contact them directly for registration information.
   11/1/2014 - 11/2/2014
Adirondack Wilderness Medicine   Greenfield Center, NY

Adirondack Wilderness Medicine
Ndakinna Education Center - 23 Middle Grove Rd.
Greenfield Center, NY 12833

Telephone: 518-378-5623
Email: chayward@adkwildmed.com
Website: http://www.adkwildmed.com/

Note: $170 course tuition. CPR available for an additional $50 but students must pre-register. Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Adirondack Wilderness Medicine. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   11/1/2014 - 11/2/2014
Bryn Mawr College   Bryn Mawr, PA

Bryn Mawr College
101 North Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Telephone: 610-526-7307
Email: cbower@brynmawr.edu
Website: http://www.brynmawr.edu/athletics/physical-education/documents/wfacourse07.pdf

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Bryn Mawr College. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   11/1/2014 - 11/2/2014
Central Arizona Mountain Rescue   Phoenix, AZ

Central Arizona Mountain Rescue
Central Arizona Mountain Rescue
Phoenix, AZ 85001

Telephone: 623-692-1908
Email: wildernessmedicine@cox.net
Website: http://www.mountainrescue.org/solo.html

Note: $155 course tuition. Participants can register online at http://www.mountainrescue.org/#!medical-training/cfys. Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Central Arizona Mountain Rescue. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   11/1/2014 - 11/2/2014
Central Wyoming College - Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute   Jackson, WY

Central Wyoming College - Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute
240 S. Glenwood Ave., Suite 124
Jackson, WY 83001

Telephone: 307-733-7425
Email: marilynn.d@gmail.com
Website: http://www.cwc.edu/

Note: $225 course tuition. Course can be used as a WFR Recert course. AHA Heartsaver CPR included. Class times from 9am-8pm on day 1 and 9am-6pm on day 2

Registration:
This course offered by Central Wyoming College - Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   11/1/2014 - 11/2/2014
Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides   East Burke, VT

Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides
PO Box 41
East Burke, VT 05832

Telephone: 802-274-4112
Email: kamountainguides@gmail.com

Note: $165 course tuition. CPR available for an additional $35. Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides. Please contact them directly for registration information.

We currently have 84 Wilderness First Aid (WFA) courses in our schedule. See them all.