Learn basic paddling skills and concepts, strokes, and bracing techniques. We can also cater this class to paddlers who have some experience already.
Wilderness First Responder Course
Get Certified as a Wilderness First Responder in Seward, Alaska
The Wilderness First Responder course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to evaluate medical emergencies and make decisions concerning field treatment and evacuation priorities. The Wilderness First Responder is the current standard certification required by most employers for outdoor education professionals, wilderness instructors, and guides. It is an invaluable course for people working in remote areas and recreational adventurers who spend time in the backcountry.
This 5-day Hybrid course includes a required e-learning section with 30+ hours of interactive online learning followed by 45+ hours of in-person learning over the course of five days. The e-learning section includes interactive learning modules with videos, readings, self-practice assignments, quizzes, and case studies. Students must register four to six weeks prior to the course to ensure adequate time to complete the e-learning section. Review the minimum technology requirements below.
Pre-course Work Technology Requirements
High speed Internet Access
A computer with:
- PDF Reader
- Anti-Virus Software
- Internet Browser (latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Edge). Note- the system is NOT compatible with Safari.
What To Bring
- Lunch, snacks, water, reusable coffee mug
- We will provide you with a detailed welcome letter and syllabus
WFR Courses Cancellation Policy
With thoughtful consideration, we have revised our WFR Course cancellation policy to allow for more flexibility. The policy reflects our dedication to providing a stress-free booking, and planning experience for you, our guest. Our revised policies are flexible and forgiving, so you can book with confidence.
If we cancel the WFR course for any reason, students will receive a full refund, minus a $10 per person booking fee. If you, the student, decide to cancel your spot for any reason, we will also issue you a full refund, minus the $10 per person booking fee, as long as we receive your cancellation in writing 30 days or more in advance of the course.
Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the course will be charged in full, unless we are able to fill your vacated spot. If we are able to fill the spot, we will issue you a full refund, minus the $10 per person booking fee.