Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification
An introduction into Wilderness Medicine, this weekend course provides an overview of medical skills for the wilderness setting.
Now offering courses at our home campus in Bryson City, NC, in Greenville, SC, in Chattanooga, TN and outside of Atlanta, GA!
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
- 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.
Atlanta Course Dates
|Jun 11-12, 2022||Roswell, GA||Book Now|
|Jul 9-10, 2022||Roswell, GA||Book Now|
|Jul 16-17, 2022||Roswell, GA||Book Now|
|Aug 20-21, 2022||Atlanta, GA||Book Now|
|Sep 17-18, 2022||Roswell, GA||Book Now|
|Oct 22-23, 2022||Roswell, GA||Book Now|
|Nov 5-6, 2022||Roswell, GA||Book Now|
|Dec 3-4, 2022||Roswell, GA||Book Now|
Bryson City Course Dates
|May 21-22, 2022||Bryson City, NC||Book Now|
|May 28-29, 2022||Bryson City, NC||Book Now|
|Jun 25-26, 2022||Bryson City, NC||Book Now|
|Jul 23-24, 2022||Bryson City, NC||Book Now|
|Aug 6-7, 2022||Bryson City, NC||Book Now|
|Sep 3-4, 2022||Bryson City, NC||Book Now|
|Sep 13-14, 2022||Bryson City, NC||Book Now|
|Oct 8-9, 2022||Bryson City, NC||Book Now|
|Nov 12-13, 2022||Bryson City, NC||Book Now|
|Dec 10-11, 2022||Bryson City, NC||Book Now|
Chattanooga Course Dates
Greenville Course Dates
|Oct 15-16, 2022||Greenville, SC||Book Now|
- Two-Year SOLO WFA Certification
- Optional Two-Year ASHI CPR & AED Certification
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)
- 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’s main campus in Bryson City, NC 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.
Our Atlanta, Greenville and Chattanooga locations do not have onsite food and beverage options, please bring your own lunch and snacks.