Steps to Achieve Your Certification:

  • Start for FREE: Sign up & take the course.

  • Ace the Quizzes: Test your knowledge.

  • (Optional). Go Premium for $99: Submit your skills video & get certified with feedback.

Course content

Study wilderness first aid without spending a dime; certification available for just $99.

About this course

  • 63 lessons
  • 6 Supplemental Readings and 2 field cheat sheets
  • 6 How-To-Videos
  • 5 Quizzes to test your knowledge

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The most comprehensive online Wilderness First Aid course available today. Pay only $99 for your certification.

Praise for the Wilderness First Aid Class

Boy Scout Leader

Alexis A.

I was able to play back the part I had difficulty understanding. I needed it for BSA High Adventure camp, Sea Base.

Nature Therapy Guide

Gregory F.

Online sections were helpful so I could pause the videos to take better notes. Nathan was a great instructor and made everybody feel welcome while presenting material in an engaging way.

Scouts Leader

Benjamin Grizzel

Really appreciated calling out common misconceptions or dated treatment practices, and explaining WHY the guidance has changed rather than just saying that it has. I needed the course for my Philmont trek w/ Scouts BSA.

Mom and Outdoor Leader

Amber Saft

The information was very clear and well presented - well produced

Job Requirement

Aaron P.

Detailed, engaging, and comprehensive. It covered everything clearly and retained my interest, without providing additional, unnecessary information.

Personal Preparation

Keith L.

I took the wilderness first because of my "Interest and preparation." What I found really useful was the "Information on hyperthermia, OPQRST, CSM, Suggested supplies."

Over-Hydrate No Longer

Joe F.

There were a lot of myth busters in this course regarding spinal injuries, hydrogen peroxide, etc ... that I appreciated. I'm leading trips in hot environments so I'll be on the lookout for hyperthermia. Previously, I would've encouraged over-hydration.

Senior Guide

Gary K.

I just want to say you are the best instructor I have ever had for first aid. You put my mind at ease about what can and cannot be done. It is very practical and builds confidence. I like the video format too. I can go over sections more than once because it takes several times to get things into my head. Thank you

Meet Nathan Duclos

Your Wilderness First Aid Instructor

Free Add-Ons Included

  • Course book

    Download the course book directly from the class and use it as a resource for taking notes and following along.

  • Supplemental Downloads

    Expect to find downloads on the latest research in the medical field and helpful field worksheets to remind you of what is important when assessing and treating patients.

  • Instructor video session

    Our instructor will host a monthly video call, RSVP required, to answer any questions that came up during the course.

Course Reviews

5 star rating

Excellent content, great instructor

John Kolman

This is my 6th recertification and my first with American Outdoor School. Also my first online recertification. I learned a lot. New scenarios, a different...

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This is my 6th recertification and my first with American Outdoor School. Also my first online recertification. I learned a lot. New scenarios, a different way of looking at problems etc. I felt the material, especially the spinal injury topic, was very up to date with current practices. I wasn’t sure I would like the online approach, but it worked well. I would recommend doing a few modules a day instead of binge-watching

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wilderness first aid

EDWARD POPIELARSKI

COMPRESHENSIVE, thought provoking

COMPRESHENSIVE, thought provoking

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Wilderness First Aid Review

Stratton Tragellis

Course was well designed and easy to follow. Good addition would be padding demonstration for splits. Also how to evacuate a patient who cannot walk out.

Course was well designed and easy to follow. Good addition would be padding demonstration for splits. Also how to evacuate a patient who cannot walk out.

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Organizations

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How much is the WFA certification and do you offer discounts?

    The certification is $99, and you are prompted to pay at the end of the course if you decide to get it. We are delighted to work with organizations that require their employees to have a wilderness first aid certification.

  • How will I receive my certification?

    You will receive a certification when you complete all requirements online. This includes passing the quizzes, submitting videos of you administering an assessment, and providing care for specified injuries.

  • Is there a time limit on the course?

    There is no time limit on the course; the only time limit is if you need to acquire your wilderness first aid certification or renew your wilderness first responder by a specific date.

  • How long is the certification good for?

    Your wilderness first aid certification is good for two years.

  • Does your wilderness first aid course comply with my organizations requirements?

    Our Wilderness Medicine classes follow the same curriculum as NOLS, WMA, and SOLO. Like all other organizations, we issue a certification, not a license. At the end of each course, you will receive a certification card. Please check with your organization whether they accept a fully online course. Some require an in-person component. While we ask you to submit videos of you performing the same tasks you would perform in person, this does not constitute in-person training.

  • Can I download my certification?

    Upon completing all requirements, expect a WFA certification as a printable image file.

  • Can I use this course for my WFR recert?

    Absolutely. There is an additional $25 fee for administering the WFR test. Just let us know if this is for the recertification of a wilderness first responder so we can email you the test. Our email is [email protected].

  • Is their an age requirement for this class?

    No. Anyone interested in the subject can take this class.

  • I think of WFA as experiential learning, how is an online course experiential learning?

    If you learn best in person, please seek an in-person wilderness first aid course. The point of this course is to offer it to people who cannot make it to a class, are deterred by the costs, or require more time to learn and process the material.