Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is one of the most intense and comprehensive first aid courses available to those with no medical background. This virtual course is based on the Wilderness Medical Society Guidelines and medical best practices.

This course consists of all thirty-three lectures, demonstrations, videos and slides found in the traditional, onsite, two-day, sixteen-hour Wilderness First Aid certification course. Additional bonus content to include downloadable handouts and checklist are made available to you in this course. You will have the opportunity to test your new knowledge with graded quizzes and practice your skills in scenarios provided in this course. Upon successfully completing the lectures, demonstrations, scenarios and quizzes, you will be issued a completion certificate and invited to schedule a virtual skills assessment to earn a two-year WFA Certification. You can read about the requirements for certification and virtual skills assessment here.

This course will teach you to identify and manage life-threatening injuries and knowledge and skills to identify and treat injuries and illnesses when Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is hours if not days away.

The Wilderness First Aid Course – also known as WFA and pronounced “WOO-FA” is a significant time and financial commitment. The traditional, onsite course alone is two days long of lecture, demonstration and practice. The course does not usually take place in the city you are living, so almost all students have to spend a day traveling to the class and then staying a night or two in a hotel, and then there are travel costs and meals. With WFA classes costing north of $250 – when you add in travel, hotel and meals a typical student will spend $400 – $600 plus an entire weekend. 

A WFA course crams many of the concepts taught in a First Responder course into the two-day course. Many students complain that there is so much information thrown at them during a WFA course that they feel like they are “drinking from a fire hose attempting not to drown.” I felt that way when I completed my WFA certification years ago. I wondered after I graduated how much information I really retained and if I was really ready to render medical care if I needed to.

This course will save you time, it will save you money and since it is self-paced, it will give you the time to absorb the material – plus this course uses a method that makes learning, understanding and retaining first aid easier. But more on that in a later

This course is unique – more than just being an online WFA course – I use a method that does not just teach first aid – my method illustrates Wilderness First Aid using intuitive, easy-to-understand diagrams that will help you remember. To write my book, I purchased textbooks from all of the major Wilderness Medical Schools and publications from the Wilderness Medical Society. From those books, – thousands of pages of text – I created 40 wilderness First Aid patient care checklists. I then converted those checklists into easy to understand “medical algorithms” – patient care flow diagrams – and then published them in my book, Wilderness First Aid Made Easy. I use algorithms throughout this course and my onsite courses to enable students to visualize and remember the patient care process.

This course is about 70% dynamic presentation including photos, videos, and real-life examples and 30% practical skills demonstration, and filmed scenarios

No prior medical knowledge or training is necessary to attend.  

You will receive a course completion certificate at the course conclusion. This certificate can be used to register for a skills testing session to receive a two-year WFA Certification.

I think you’ll like this virtual course. You will be able to go back and review any lecture, take your time navigating the course and not feel the pressure students feel in an onsite, two-day course.

Welcome to the Virtual Wilderness First Aid Course. Click here to get started today.