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Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR Courses

These sixteen-hour (WFA only) or nineteen-hour (WFA+CPR/AED) ECSI accredited courses consist 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 everyone. The 19-hour WFA+CPR/AED course satisfies the requirements for trip leaders.

More information about the course and an ebook training manual will be emailed to attendees the week prior to the start date. Upon the successful completion of the course, you will be emailed your certification card.

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

Upcoming Courses:

3 Day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) & CPR/AED Courses:

November 15-17 - Keystone, CO

Denver Group Specific Courses:
Click here for 2019 Denver Group WFA dates


CPR/AED Courses

If you are just looking for a quick CPR/AED certification, check out our courses from the Denver Group of the Colorado Mountain Club.

These courses are a 2.5 hour ECSI Adult CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) course. Students receive a two-year CPR/AED certification upon completion of the class.  The ECSI course is comparable to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) HeartSaver certification, and meets the 2015 AHA CPR Guidelines. The ECSI course 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). The course is taught by a Wilderness First Responder.

Course cost: $30.00

Click here for 2019 Denver Group CPR/AED dates (WFA not included) 


*schedule is subject to change. Please visit the CMC calendar  and search "WFA" for current WFA courses.