Wilderness Medical Associates Certification Programs

Early Bird Discount! Receive $50 off your course fee when you register before March 1st.

Hurricane Island offers several certification courses through Wilderness Medical Associates.

*Please wait to purchase all plane tickets and secure all travel arrangements until 30 days before the WMA course start date, or be sure to get travel insurance. If we have to cancel a course due to low enrollment we will notify you by then.

Wilderness Advanced Life Support, May 10-15, 2017

Cost: $1200 (Includes all transportation between Hurricane Island and the mainland, all food, housing, and instruction)

The Wilderness Advanced Life Support (WALS) is WMA International’s most advanced level course. Our 36-hour course is run over 4 - 5 days.  It is open to certified or licensed advanced level medical practitioners involved in rescue, mass casualty, and remote outdoor environments or urban areas in disaster or crisis. This constantly-evolving course is highlighted by discussions of new and innovative ideas and the appropriate application of technologies. The learning environment is challenging, stimulating, and fun.  The cost structure for this course is based on licensure. The appropriate cost will be applied when you register and make a deposit. Please email phoebe@hurricaneisland.net with questions.

Wilderness First Responder (5 day class), June 7-12, 2017

Cost: $1050 (Includes all transportation between Hurricane Island and the mainland, all food, housing, and instruction)

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Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum includes all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The five-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation. All eligible students who successfully complete the course will receive Wilderness First Responder, Anaphylaxis, and Healthcare Provider level CPR certifications.  No previous medical training is required. Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in the 7-day course. Those under 18 years of age require the written consent of a parent or guardian. Students must be 18 years or older to participate in the 5-day course.

Wilderness EMT, May 15-20, 2017

Cost: $1050 (Includes all transportation between Hurricane Island and the mainland, all food, housing, and instruction)

The WEMT curriculum builds on EMS training and expertise to meet the special challenges of the remote and unconventional environment. It is designed for medical personnel working in rural EMS, search and rescue, law enforcement, disaster response, and on wilderness expeditions. Like all WMA International training, it represents the best application of the available science balanced by considerable clinical experience and the reality of providing medical care in difficult and dangerous places.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA), May 26-28, 2017

Cost: $450 (Includes all transportation between Hurricane Island and the mainland, all food, housing, and instruction)

The best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits.  Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.