Most people don’t have the time to attend a two-day, sixteen-hour Wilderness First Aid Course. We make training convenient and available on your own terms.

The School of First Aid’s Online Wilderness First Aid Certification course covers over thirty topics using concise, to-the-point presentations, illustrations, demonstrations, and downloadable handouts. This course is an entire Wilderness First Aid Course that you can enjoy without spending an entire weekend in a classroom.

If your employment or volunteer work requires you to be WFA Certified, this course is for you. The course includes a Skills Practice required for a two-year WFA certification. Complete the online portion of the course and complete a Virtual Skills Practice. Learn more about the Virtual Skills Practice here.

The Sixth Edition of this course includes updated content on how to identify and treat Gunshot Wounds, Open Pneumothorax, Viral and Bacterial Illnesses and Evacuation Guidelines for specific injuries and illnesses.

Be Prepared for the Ultimate Test

Our training philosophy is based on self-efficacy. That is, instilling in you the competence and confidence to provide first aid in a medical emergency and continue to provide care until the patient is handed off to medical professionals.

Unlike legacy Wilderness First Aid courses, you will not be trained just to pass a test at the end of the course. As a student at the School of First Aid, you will be trained for the ultimate test – when you are the only thing standing between the patient and the grave.

In a study of students attending legacy Wilderness First Aid courses, it was found that just four months after graduating, no members of the study group were able to successfully pass a complete WFA skills assessment.* Legacy Wilderness First Aid courses do not provide you with the knowledge retention resources to help you remember what you learned. The School of First Aid provides you with over a half dozen resources that you can use to stay fresh and current after you complete the course.

  • Virtual Reality Skills Practice – Practice WFA skills on a virtual patient on your computer, phone, or tablet
  • Access to all course video presentations on your phone, tablet, or computer for two years
  • Access to all course video demonstrations on your phone, tablet, or computer for two years
  • Workflow-centric textbook that walks you step-by-step through the patient care process, increasing your knowledge retention.
  • Online textbook – Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook, Android, iOS
  • App version of the textbook for Apple and Android devices
  • 1:1 Student to Instructor Ratio
  • Weekly Instructor Office Hours on Zoom
  • Email and phone access to the instructor
  • Money Back Guarantee

Money-Back Guarantee

If you are not happy with the course for any reason, I will gladly refund your money within thirty days of purchasing the course. You are guaranteed to pass this course or I will refund your money.

This Wilderness First Aid Course covers all of the topics in a traditional, onsite Wilderness First Aid Course. Topics covered in this course include:

  Welcome to Wilderness First Aid
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  The Patient Assessment System
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  Soft Tissue Injuries
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Online Wilderness First Aid Certification Course

Self Paced Curriculum. You have access to the entire course immediately. You can view and complete the entire course on your schedule.

Online Version of the Textbook. You will get immediate access to the textbook using the Wilderness Made Easy App, included with all registrations. The app works on Windows, Mac, Android, and Apple platforms and you can install and view the textbook on up to three separate devices. No matter what device you use – smartphones, tablets, or computers – you have access to the online textbook.

Fast WFA Certification. Do you need a WFA Certification for employment or volunteer work? You can earn your Wilderness First Aid Certification in as little as eleven hours using the online textbook, the online course, and Virtual Skills Practice.

Complete WFA Course. Over 10 hours of video presentations and demonstrations plus directed practice scenarios to hone your first aid skills.

Professional Instructor - Jeffrey Imel, National Registry EMT, Wilderness EMT, certified Emergency Medical Services Educator, and author of four books and two apps. Over two decades of teaching experience. Meet your instructor here.

Instructor Office Hours on Zoom every Tuesday. Discuss Wilderness First Aid concepts, ask questions and interact with the instructor and other students.

Money-Back Guarantee. If you are not happy with the course for any reason, I will gladly refund your money within thirty days of purchasing the course. You are guaranteed to pass this course or I will refund your money.

Wilderness First Aid Certification. Two-year internationally recognized certification card emailed to you within twelve hours of completing the course.

You will also receive a link that you can share with any organization that requires proof of your certification credentials.

Student Feedback

The virtual reality practice scenarios were excellent.

Thanks, Jeff! I really enjoyed the course and I loved the algorithmic structure of the text. I also thought the virtual reality practice scenarios were excellent for reinforcing the learning and making the knowledge "mine".

- David B.

Your book is considered essential!! It is next to water, shelter, and fire lol!

You made this experience so much better than the crash course that's offered through my work. I know I’m more prepared and confident! Your book is considered essential!! It is next to water, shelter, and fire lol! Won’t go on any adventure without it. Thank you for taking the time and making all these resources available. Because of you, I’ll be able to confidently guide and make sure the clients on our trips are in good hands! I’ll be back in 2 years for my recertification!

- Tawny M.

The best WFA course ever.

This is the best WFA course I have ever taken. I have taken WFA 3 times in the last six years and this is by far the best. Jeff does not waste your time with war stories. He gets right to the point explaining each concept in a way that everyone can understand.

- David K.

I loved this course!

I truly loved this course so very much and would for sure take it again!

- Marlee S.

Thank you

Thank you for the great WFA course and experience. I learned a lot and will recommend it to anyone who is looking for this experience/course.

- Caleb J.

Excellent course

Again, I can not compliment you enough for your excellent material and your awesome personality. You were a pleasure to meet, work with and learn from.  I was nervous but after a few minutes felt so comfortable and confident.   I will be purchasing your course for some of our staff who take our kids backpacking in the next few months.  Again, thank you for all you are doing! 

- Matt K.

Great course and textbook

The Wilderness First Aid Made Easy course has given me confidence that I can handle emergencies that may arise in the wilderness. While providing certification, in-person courses have left me feeling overwhelmed and anxious that I wouldn’t remember to do the right thing. Jeffrey Imel’s book, carefully guiding the Wilderness First Aid provider with checklists for dealing with a range of challenges, combines beautifully with his online presentations: I am equipped for any difficulties or crises in the great outdoors!

- Mary Ellen A.

This course is a game-changer!

This course is a game-changer. Every first aid course I have taken involves reading a book, watching a PowerPoint during a long-winded lecture, taking lots of notes, and then figuring out how to put it all together when I need to use the first aid training. The textbook using the flow diagrams makes a complex and multi-step subject easy to understand and remember. Your video presentations are to the point and didn't waste my time. The book is going in my backpack and I downloaded the app to my phone. Thanks much for this course.

- Mike C.

Questions? Please reach out to the instructor here.

* Schumann, S. A., Schimelpfenig, T., Sibthorp, J., & Collins, R. H. (2012). An examination of wilderness first aid knowledge, self-efficacy, and skill retention. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, 23(3), 281–287.