Hybrid + Online Courses


Yes, the rumors are TRUE!! We’ve been working hard on a BRAND NEW Online (Hybrid) Wilderness First Aid course which launched on May 4th — and just in time for those of you who need a Wilderness First Aid class for your upcoming Scouts BSA High Adventure programs (such as Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base, etc.) and other amazing summer adventures!

OUR NEW Online/Hybrid Wilderness First Aid course covers the same content as the traditional (in-person) Wilderness First Aid class; however, the big difference is that the Online/Hybrid course consists of roughly 8-hours of online learning and only one, in-person day of hands-on skills, practical sessions and scenarios.

Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a tremendous increase in the need for students to continue to learn about, and gain the skills necessary to handle emergencies in the backcountry – as well as first aid in general.

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In order to practice what we teach regarding utilizing appropriate body substance isolation (BSI) and personal protective equipment (PPE), the reason behind CWS offering online training is for participants to obtain a majority of the didactic information through a self-paced learning, while safely distanced from others.

In order for participants to earn the Wilderness First Aid certification, one all-day, in-person, practical-focused session will need to be completed after successfully completing the online portion of the course. If students are able to appropriately demonstrate skills learned during that day and complete any associated assessments, only then will they earn their Wilderness First Aid certification.