Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Learn the skills required to lead, respond, and react accordingly in remote and low-resource environments.
Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
Get trained in medical concepts and basic life support skills for smarter and safer outdoor adventures.
Learn the most up-to-date wilderness medicine and refresh essential skills.
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Become a host and provide specialized training for wilderness professionals and enthusiasts in your community. WMA International brings courses all over the world, hosted by all types of organizations.
Instructor Spotlight: Meet Takuya Ota
Tak’s journey to becoming a wilderness medicine instructor was greatly influenced by a job he secured early in his career as a guide in the Swiss Alps. During his many trips taking parties from Japan up the peaks, valleys, and glaciers of Switzerland, Austria, France, and Italy, he observed a few accidents that compelled him to enhance his ability to respond to and manage emergencies in backcountry settings by taking a WMA course. Tak thought, “I want to have the skills to ensure that my friends will not experience the kinds of scenes I witnessed.”