Online wilderness first aid & outdoor safety training for everyone everywhere.

14000+ students on 7 continents since 2021.


Wilderness First Aid & First Responder Courses

Online Wilderness First Aid & Outdoor Safety

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Basic training, regional modules + certificate

Online Wilderness First Aid
16-Hour Certificate

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Hands-On Practical Skills + 1:1 Instructor Feedback

Online Wilderness First Responder

Ski Patrol

In-depth clinical content & real-world scenarios

Self-paced online study. Realistic scenarios. One-on-one Practical Skills checkoff.

Gold-standard clinical content & latest treatment updates taught by ER & wilderness medicine physicians

1:1 Practical Skills checkoff + easy access for questions

Interactive online courses help you quickly master key concepts at your own pace

Enhanced video simulations & innovative Practical Skills training teach you to assess & treat patients in real emergencies

Two-year certificate accepted by National Park Service, Forest Service, National Assn for Search & Rescue & many others

Test your knowledge with realistic wilderness emergency scenarios

Practice the same SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment, plan) protocol used in medical emergencies around the world

1:1 Practical Skills checkoff builds knowledge & skill

Learn our 43-point physical exam protocol, spinal assessment techniques, & practice using everyday items to control bleeding, stabilize  potential spinal injuries + arm and leg fractures, including compression bandages, tourniquets, splinting methods and much more.

Video classes teach 9 essential practical skills

Natalie practical skills demo

Demonstrate mastery using family, friends or coworkers as "patients"

Get detailed 1:1 feedback on your video and photo submissions

Sample of Survival Med physical exam feedback

Widely accepted two-year certificate

Survival Med Wilderness First Responder Certificate

Accepted by National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, National Assn for Search & Rescue, ACA/PaddleSports (American Canoe) and many other governments, non-profits, organizations & businesses.

NOTE: As a matter of policy, federal & state agencies do not endorse specific wilderness medicine schools or programs.

Partial List of Employers & Orgs Who Accept Our Certificates

Natl & State Parks
  • Olympic National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • Rainbow Bridge National Park
  • Bighorn Canyon National Park
  • New River Gorge National Park
  • Katmai National Park
  • Lake Clark National Park
  • Saguaro National Park
  • Aniakchak National Monument
  • Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary
  • The Presidio National Park
  • North Bend State Park
Search & Rescue
  • National Assn for Search & Rescue (NASAR)
  • Salt Lake County Sheriff's SAR
  • Yosemite SAR
  • Rio Grande SAR
  • Lewis & Clark County SAR
  • Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit
  • Rhode Island Canine SAR
  • Colorado Forensic Canines
  • Kauai SAR
  • Huntsville Search Dog Unit
  • Fremont SAR
  • Southern Nye County SAR
  • Brunswick NC SAR
  • Desert Angels SAR
  • Red Rock SAR
  • Taylor (FL) Wilderness SAR
  • DeSoto County Sheriff's Dept
  • Camden County Land SAR
  • SAR Canine COOP
Govt & Education
  • National Park Service
  • Department of Defense
  • NASA
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • USDA Forest Service
  • NOAA
  • Global Organization for Wilderness Medicine Education
  • WV Div of Natural Resources
  • PA Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources
  • Univ of Minn Medical School
  • Univ of Colorado
  • Univ of Tennessee
  • Univ of Utah
  • SUNY at Cortland
Orgs & Business
  • American Canoe Assn/ACA PaddleSports
  • Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
  • Yellowstone Forever
  • NorCal SUP Groms
  • ACE Adventures
  • Scenic Eclipse
  • Local Sierra Club chapters
  • Geological Society of Oregon Country
  • Tahoe Junior Freeride
  • Boy Scouts of America (varies by role)
  • Exodus Outdoor Adventures
  • Piedmont Wildlife Center
  • Latijas Golf Resort
  • Over The Edge
  • American Queen Voyages
  • Discovery Christian Church
  • Seacoast Church
  • Team Rubicon

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Discounts & fundraising tools for businesses, organizations, teams, clubs & non-profits

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No Barriers

State, regional & local SAR teams & Community Response & Preparedness Teams

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