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NOLS Wilderness Medicine is the world leader in Wilderness Medicine, offering courses across the globe with more graduates each year than any other school.


You can build the skills to step forward and take charge in an emergency situation with training from NOLS Wilderness Medicine.


You will receive the highest-quality education and information for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies. Take the lead with the leader in wilderness medicine education, and embark on your next adventure with the confidence and knowledge to act in an emergency.


Idaho Rescue Training offers public, private, and mixed courses.  Let us know how we can help you offer a course for your organization!

Learn more about NOLS Wilderness Medicine

College Credit

Continuing Education for Medical Professionals

Recertification Policies

NOLS Wilderness Medicine Policies

Idaho Rescue Training Registration Policies

Essential Eligibility Requirements


Available Wilderness First Aid Courses

2 Days, 16 hours

Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.


This course is great for people of all experience levels and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than 8 hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

NOLS Wildernes Medicine Wilderness First Aid

Available Wilderness First Responder Courses

Hybrid WFR: Online + 5 Days, 80 hours (45 hours in-person)

WFR: 9-10 Days, 80 hours

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 10 day 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.

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.

NOLS Wilderness Medicine Wilderness First Responder

Available WFR Recert Courses

Hybrid WFR Recert: 2 Days, 24 hours (20 hours in-person)

Review, practice, and stay on top of your skills with NOLS Wilderness Medicine's Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course! This scenario-based approach to recertification provides you the opportunity to test your skills against realistic situations.

You'll practice and relearn wilderness medicine protocols, review evacuation and decision-making guidelines, and receive the latest updates in wilderness medicine over the course.


On Hybrid courses, pre-work allows you to review the curriculum at your own pace, and focus on the hands-on element during your two days on course. You'll just need to complete all online components, including a written exam, prior to the course.

NOLS Wilderness Medicine Wilderness First Responder

Available WUMP Courses

5 Days, 48 hours

Learn to improvise equipment, deal with challenging environments, and make difficult decisions with confidence on your Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals course.


You'll learn to apply your urban emergency care knowledge to the wilderness through case studies and practical scenarios with mock patients. Our seasoned instructors will guide you through five days of intense, hands-on learning to make sure you are prepared in the wilderness.

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