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Advanced Wilderness First Aid Certification (WFR Part 1)

Registration Ends May 22, 2023
$275 – 335
Start Date: May 8
End Date: Jul 10
Start Time: 7:00 pm
End Time: 9:00 pm

This is an online course. You can participate from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Our Wilderness First Responder is now available as a hybrid course. This involves three phases that must be passed in order. Phase 1 can be taken by itself for students who only wish to complete a standard WFA certification. Phase 1 + Phase 2 can be taken in order for students who only wish to complete an advanced WFA certification:

Phase 1 ONLINE – Standard Wilderness First Aid Certification (WFR Prerequisite)

Phase 2 ONLINE – Advanced Wilderness First Aid Certification (WFR Part 1)

Phase 3 ON-SITE (in person) – Wilderness First Responder Certification (WFR Part 2)

The Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) Certification is an online course that consists of 24 hours of lectures, demonstrations, live Q & A’s, quizzes and homework. This course picks up where the standard WFA leaves off, and covers new topics as well as more depth in topics that were introduced in the Standard WFA.

Passing the standard WFA is the prerequisite to take the AWFA course.

Students receive an Advanced Wilderness First Aid certification card from Emergency Care and Safety Institute at the successful completion of this course.

This course also is required for and prepares the student for the on-site, 3-day Wilderness First Responder certification for those who intend to complete a WFR.

The 3 day on-site training is also included in the HOME intensive course in 2023 – students taking the HOME course will not need to attend the separate 3-day WFR Certification course to complete their certification.

Students in the AWFA course receive the Wilderness First Aid Field Guide (hardcopy) which makes an excellent addition to any field first aid kit. Additionally, students receive materials via mail that they will use to practice techniques and demonstrate competency in selected hands-on skills taught in this course.

The Advanced Wilderness First Aid course covers the following topics:

  • Advanced Secondary Survey
  • Infectious Disease Management
  • Medical Emergencies & Common Medications
  • Environmental Injuries II
  • Extrication, Carries and Improvised Stretchers
  • Knots and Lashings
  • Introduction to Radios and Communication
  • Introduction to Evacuation Planning & Documentation
  • Introduction to Mass Casualty Response
  • Bandaging, Splinting and Taping II
  • Advanced Wound Management in the Field
  • Building Med Kits
  • Clearing the Spine
  • Tourniquet Conversion

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Dates: The 90 day access period begins on May 8th, 2023.

Location: This course can be taken from anywhere you have an internet connection.

International Shipping: There are additional costs involved with shipping course materials outside of the US. If you are located outside of the US, please contact us upon registration so we can help you with shipping arrangements. We offer shipping within Canada and Mexico only. (APO and AE addresses are not eligible.) International students are responsible for the expense of shipping their own course materials. If you are not eligible for international shipping services, please contact us for assistance with a materials list to source your materials locally.

Registration is limited to 40 spots and is first come first serve. Registration closes on May 22nd, 2023 at 9pm central time.

Skills Testing Date Options (central time zone):

TBA closer to start date.

*Students will be required to attend one of the 3 available evaluation sessions over Zoom in order to receive their certification.


Early Bird Discount: $275 available until March 31st, 2023. (Online processing fees apply)

Early Bird Check/Venmo/E-invoice Discount: $275 until March 31st, 2023. (No processing fees)


Regular Tuition: $335 (Online processing fees apply)

Check/Venmo/E-invoice Discount: $335 (No processing fees)

Tuition includes 60 days access to the online classroom and materials shipped within the US.

*There are no refunds or transfers once course materials ship out.