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Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR Courses

Wilderness First Aid is a must for any backcountry traveler.  This sixteen-hour course consists of instruction devoted to medical evaluation and treatment in wilderness settings where definitive medical care is not readily available. Each course covers presentations on a variety of situations you might encounter in both backcountry and wilderness areas, accompanied by practical, hands-on scenarios. 

There are no prerequisites and courses are open to students 18 and over. This course satisfies the requirements for CMC trip leaders. Upon the successful completion of the course, you will be emailed your certification card.

WFA classes are taught by volunteer instructors from CMC Denver Group and Pikes Peak Group.  New for 2020! The CMC State Office is offering WFA classes through a new partnership with Backcountry Pulse

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Upcoming Courses:

January 25-26
February 8-9
February 22-23 (Fort Collins, CO)
February 29 - March 1
March 28-29
April 4-5
May 30-31
June 6-7
June 27-28
July 18-19
July 25-26
August 8-9
August 29-30
September 12-13

For a full list of upcoming courses, please visit the CMC Calendar and search for WFA.


CPR/AED Courses

These courses are a 2.5 hour Adult CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) course. Students receive a two-year CPR/AED certification upon completion of the class.  This course is comparable to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) HeartSaver certification, and meets the 2015 AHA CPR Guidelines, and is recognized as meeting industry standards for CPR/AED courses.

This course includes CPR in wilderness environments. The class also covers how to relieve choking victims. (Please note that this course does not qualify for the AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Professionals).

CPR/AED is a requirement for CMC volunteers who instruct in Colorado State Parks and National Parks

Upcoming Courses:

February 3rd                                                                                                                                                                                            March 30th


February 3rd                                                                                                                                                                                           March 30th

For a full list of upcoming courses, please visit the CMC Calendar and search for CPR.