The world leader in wilderness
medicine education since 1976
623 Tasker Hill Rd., Conway, NH 03818 | 603-447-6711 | email@example.com | Click for course schedule
To our dedicated students, friends, family and all the SOLO community:
We are pleased to announce that SOLO Schools is back up and running. While our main campus is open, please note you may now need to contact a different staff member than whom you have communicated with in the past. For all registration questions and on-campus courses, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and for any sponsor questions, you can email email@example.com. You can also call our office at 603-447-6711 and we will direct your call to the appropriate person. Our on-campus courses and availability can be located under the “Schedule” tab at the top of the webpage. Away or sponsored courses can be found in the same location and filtered by course type.
We are frequently asked what changes and/or precautions we are now taking in our courses due to COVID-19. To begin, we have reduced all our class sizes to fewer participants and are requiring appropriate space to be used to enforce 6ft of social distancing while students are in a classroom setting. Students are now asked a series of screening questions before entering a course. We are requiring students to wear PPE during any SOLO course. SOLO has also informed instructors to start each course with a discussion on infectious disease and demonstration of proper use of BSI/PPE. Additional guidelines are in place and can be further explained upon request and/or while setting up a course contract, as these are evolving as we receive information outlined by the CDC, WHO, and other state/government officials.
With the ongoing pandemic and continued changes within each state to host in-person courses, the overall number of courses available for recertification has remained reduced. Although we have provided a blanket extension until November 2020, options are still limited. In recognizing the problem, SOLO is making an addendum to our current extension policy. Anyone with a SOLO certification that expired between March through May, 2020, will still have an extension until November of 2020. In addition, anyone with a SOLO certification that expired starting in June of 2020, through to expiring in December of 2020, is eligible for a 6 month extension from their expiration date. For example, if a student’s card expired in June 2020, they now have until December 2020 to attend a respective recertification course. Similarly, someone holding a SOLO certification expiring in November 2020 will now have until May 2021 to attend a course. This expansion should assist students in finding a course to attend. While students have up to those six additional months, we strongly encourage individuals to recertify sooner rather than later and secure themselves a spot in a course. Please remember, SOLO cannot recertify an NREMT certification and/or state license nor can we extend a certification from another medical provider. If you need assistance in locating a course, please contact our main office at 603-447-6711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a formal letter of extension, individuals should email a copy/scan of their expiring card to email@example.com to receive their letter.
You can use the link below for information regarding how the wilderness medicine community is responding to COVID-19.
Our SOLO store is up and running! http://stores.soloschoolstore.com/
Did you know SOLO is now offering hybrid WFA and WFR Review courses? Get started on your online content now so you can be ready for your practical day in Conway, NH. Visit our course listing for more details or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilderness First Aid
Entry-level first aid course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants basic training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. This course meets the American Camp Association guidelines.
2 days (16 hours)
Hundreds of courses around the US
Taught throughout the year
Wilderness First Responder
The industry standard for professional outdoor guides, ski patrol, and trip leaders, or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions.
8 – 9 days (72+ hours)
Dozens of courses around the US
Taught throughout the year
WIlderness Emergency Medical Technician
Our flagship program for people who work, or plan to work, as professional medical personnel on fire, rescue, and ambulance crews, especially in rural or wilderness environments.
4 weeks (180+ hours)
Primarily offered at our Conway, NH campus
Taught throughout the year
What are your other courses?
We offer many programs beyond the core courses, including recertification courses for WFAs and WFRs, upgrades (e.g., from street EMT to Wilderness EMT), courses for international travel, disaster preparation and response, advanced programs for professionals, and more.
What is your course schedule?
We make it easy for you to search our complete course schedule, for courses at our main campus in New Hampshire, and for courses across the country and around the world. There are filters to help you find exactly the right course. And you can book many courses online.
Will you teach at my site?
Yes! We can bring our most popular courses right to your door. The majority of SOLO courses, representing thousands of students annually, are actually taught off-site at colleges, outing clubs, and many other venues. Becoming a SOLO course “sponsor” is simple: find out how you can do it.
I still have questions...
There is so much to learn as you make your education decisions. We’ve compiled a list of the answers to the most frequently asked questions about SOLO and our courses, so check this page out before you call or email us. And if you still have questions, get in touch! Please scroll down to see all our contact info.
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Find out what sets SOLO apart
We’ve been an industry leader in Wilderness Medicine education for over 40 years. Find out why our history, curricula, teaching style, educational innovation, expertise, experience, and commitment to excellence should make us your choice for a life-changing learning experience.
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Publications and documents
SOLO is not only the leader in wilderness first aid training, we’re also a leader in educational publishing. Since the 1970s, we have been publishing curriculum materials, course handouts, newsletters, textbooks (such as our flagship WILDCARE textbook, at left), and other related media to support our industry. Our in-house artist and writer/designer are constantly working on new projects.
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Physical Address: 621 Tasker Hill Rd., Conway, NH 03818
Mailing address: P.O. Box 3150, 175 Main St., Conway, NH 03818
Phone: 603-447-6711 | Fax: 603-447-2310
Home courses, certifications, general info. & registrar: (Anya), email@example.com
Sponsor-specific and off-site course logistics: (Kelsey) Kelsey@soloschools.
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