First Aid, CPR, & AED Certification

The U.S. National Whitewater Center, in collaboration with the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), now offers certification in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) classes to  to train

This course will train you to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants. This course will provide the responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and to minimize pain and the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives. Students who successfully complete this course will receive certificates for Basic First Aid with CPR (Adult, Child, and Infant) and AED, which is valid for two years.

This course consists of an online class and in-class skills practice/evaluation. Online material must be completed three days prior to attending the in-class skills practice/evaluation at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC). Participants must complete the online portion and score 70% or higher on the final exam. Links are sent out Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The in-class skills practice/evaluation is the selection of dates you register for below.

Wilderness First Responder

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the ideal medical training for outdoor educators, wilderness guides, members of the military, professional search and rescue teams, wildland firefighters, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The course provides essential training in wilderness medicine, leadership, and critical thinking for professionals and leaders working and traveling in outdoor, low-resource, and remote environments. The WFR curriculum is both comprehensive and practical and involves a minimum of 70 hours of instruction when taught in the United States (hours vary slightly in other countries). During the course, students learn the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.