Notice regarding WMA Online Certification Extension courses

WMA committed to offering online certification extensions until we were able to offer enough in-person recertification courses to meet our students’ needs. We are happy to say that we have met this goal. Therefore we are discontinuing online certification extensions on July 1, 2021. Anyone who needs to recertify should register for an in-person open recertification course. If you are unable to find one, the online certification extension will remain an option through June 30th and will yield a six month extension. Please review our schedule page for upcoming in-person recertification courses. Thank you!

In-Person Courses

Wilderness First Responder

The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

The best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits.

Open Recertification

Our Open Recertification course is open to graduates of any wilderness-based first aid training course that was at least 64 hours long and completed within 3 years of the proposed recertification option.

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Cutting Edge Curriculum that is Practical and Proven

Wilderness Medical Associates International is an organization devoted to the development of remote and practical medicine. We are medical and rescue professionals, researchers, experienced educators, and advocates for healthcare in remote settings and hostile environments. Our cutting edge curriculum is overseen and continually revised by a committee of medical practitioners and has been taught on all seven continents.

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