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If you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable, our Wilderness First Responder course is for you. It is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers.

Our hybrid format begins with three weeks of online learning including readings, videos, and quizzes. You will spend 10 to 15 hours each week in the online portion and be required to finish assignments to progress. You will complete your course with a 5-day in-person program focusing on skills and scenarios. 

Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions.

You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold, or hot environments!

Hybrid WFR Course Overview & Packing List

Hybrid WFR Course Schedule

WFR to NR-EMR Information

Student Resources

Sponsored by Idaho Rescue Training & NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Available Course Dates- Please Register at least 2 weeks prior to the course start date


  • $840

  • $735 for Boise State Students/Facility (Only available for August course at BSU)


The class will run from 8 am to 5 pm each day with 1 hour for lunch around noon-1pm.  We will also have evening sessions on Days 2 & 3.


The Boise State Outdoor Program classroom is at the Boise State Recreation Center.  On-site directions will be sent out pre-course.  Free Street parking is available to the east and southeast of the classroom.  Boise State will not be in session during the class.

Meals & Lodging

Students are required to arrange all lodging and food.  Many food and lodging options are available in Boise.


How to Register

NOLS is collecting tuition and enrollment information for this course. Please register on the NOLS website.


Cancelation Policies

NOLS is taking all registrations for this course. Please visit their policies page for an overview of cancelation and transfer policies.


For questions about location & logistics, contact

Idaho Rescue Training


Additional Resources

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