Even During a Pandemic

Wilderness Medicine Skills Are
More Important Than Ever Before.

Certification Extension

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are extending all Wilderness Medicine certifications through 2021. Those who are eligible will be required to take an (open book) online exam with a passing score of 80% or better. Click below to get started!

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Support Center for Wilderness Safety by purchasing a filter-ready reusable CWS Fundraiser Face MaskWe’re offering some awesome masks as a fundraiser, and for every mask sold, all proceeds will be used to help us prepare to both online & in-person wilderness medical courses!

Required by many outdoor programs (such as Scouts BSA for Philmont, Northern Tier, Florida Sea Base, etc.) this 16-hour course teaches participants the assessment of, and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a wilderness setting where help may be delayed.

This specialized two and a half day course teaches participants the assessment of, and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote and often cold, wet environment. WFA Afloat is packed with hands-on scenarios, all pertaining to water-related emergencies. 

Wilderness First Responder is considered the industry standard for all outdoor professionals, trail and river guides, SAR personnel, trip leaders, etc. This 80-hour intensive course includes a wide range of topics including long-term patient care, evacuation and more!

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Celebrating 16 Years of Wilderness Medicine Education + Training
Center for Wilderness Safety is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization that specializes in wilderness & remote medicine education and training. For over fifteen years, CWS has been one of the predominant programs in the field of wilderness medicine, offering courses such as Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Aid Afloat, Wilderness First Responder, and more. CWS is an affiliate of the Wilderness Medical Society and is a nationally-recognized provider of wilderness medicine programs, recognized and approved by the American Camp Association, the American Canoe Association, as well as Scouts BSA for all High Adventure & camping programs. We proudly use LiveChat as our customer service provider.