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Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification

Bryson City, NC
from $200
Courses offered monthly year round.

An introduction into Wilderness Medicine, this weekend course provides an overview of medical skills for the wilderness setting.

14+ Years Old
2 Days
Student practicing medical techniques on man laying down during the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification Course
Woman lifting a man's head during the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification Course
Bundling supplies during the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification Course
Woman teaching the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification Course
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Overview

This entry-level course is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and newcomers to the outdoor industry. The 16 hours of instruction cover patient assessment and how to provide basic care for sick or injured patients. Students will participate in hands-on scenarios in addition to classroom lectures and activities. CPR is an available add-on. This course is recommended for hikers, camp staff, mountain bikers, river guides, backpackers, and hunters.

Successful completion of this course provides a two-year certification. This course does not include CPR – American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI). CPR and AED training is offered on the first night of WFA courses for an additional $40.

What You’ll Learn

  • Patient Assessment
  • Treatment of Life Threatening Conditions
  • Splinting
  • Management of Environmental Hazards

What to Expect

Participants can expect to spend time learning as a group in both a classroom setting as well as outside with hands-on action in real world scenarios.

Dates

2021 Dates

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2022 Dates

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Jan 22-23, 2022 Bryson City, NC Book Now
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Location

Address

SOLO Southeast
13077 Highway 19 W
Bryson City, NC 28713

Learn More
  • Two-Year SOLO WFA Certification
  • Optional Two-Year ASHI CPR & AED Certification
  • Textbook

NOC Provides the primary gear needed for each course. Course participants should plan to have seasonally appropriate clothing as we will spend a significant amount of time outside.

Necessary Items (for All Classes)

  • Backpack
  • Head Lamp
  • Rain Gear
  • Extra Layers
  • Water Bottle and at least 1 Liter Water
  • Pen and Notepad
  • Close-Toed Shoes (Boots Recommended)

Students must be at least 14 years of age. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

NOC is home to two onsite restaurants, and hours vary seasonally. View hours for River’s End Restaurant and Big Wesser. Snacks are available for purchase at the General Store.

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