Wilderness First Aid Course

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Catlin Gabel School is happy to partner with Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS to offer this intensive first aid training for those who spend time outdoors.

Fast paced and hands-on, this two-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel in the outdoors. Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" On this course, you'll learn how to prepare for the unexpected. WMI's curriculum is unique and includes many advanced topics that other programs leave out such as dislocation reduction, focused spinal assessment and epinephrine administration. In just two days, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations. WMI's course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies. This course does not include CPR.

To Register

Register online at the WMI website.

You can also register by printing, completing and returning the WFA Registration Form:

WFA Registration Form
To register, print, complete and return to WMI.

To register, download & print the above form. Please mail it to WMI of NOLS, 284 Lincoln Street, Lander, WY 82520, or FAX this form with credit card information and signature to WMI at (307) 335-2355.

For additional information, please call (866) 831-9001.

WMI is handling all registrations for this course.


$100 for current high school students
$160 for Catlin Gabel School faculty & staff
$200 for the general public.

WFR Recertificaton

If you hold a current Wilderness First Responder certification from WMI, SOLO, or WMA, you will receive a WMI WFR certification upon successful completion of your WFA. Please bring a copy of your current certification if other than WMI. If you hold a current WFR certification from any other wilderness medicine organization you will receive a letter of course completion in lieu of a WMI WFR certification. This letter of completion may allow you to recertify with your original certifying organization. You must contact that organization prior to your WMI course to ensure that our course will meet their requirements for recertification.

Participants using the WFA course to recertify their WFR will be required to pass both a written and a practical test on day 2 of the course. Check the following web page for information and resources on how to best prepare for your course. http://www.nols.edu/wmi/about/faq.shtml#prepare
 All students are required to submit a photocopy of their WFR certification card on the first day of the course.
There is a one-year grace period for recertification of WMI cards (Please keep in mind that your certification is not current during this grace period and will not be viewed as a valid Wilderness First Responder certification once the grace period has begun.)


For further information, please call WMI at (866) 831-9001.