Wilderness First Aid (WFA)


The BOEALPS Wilderness First Aid (WFA) program is designed to prepare you to deal effectively with accidents that can occur in remote areas where professional medical help is not readily available.

The BOEALPS WFA program has two components:
– A weekend session (all day, Saturday and Sunday) hosted by wilderness medicine professionals from Remote Medical Training (RMT), including lectures, skills practice, demos and hands-on scenarios;
– An evening of outdoors hands-on scenarios practice (Monday evening, immediately following weekend session).

Attendance to both the weekend session and evening scenarios practice is required to complete the BOEALPS WFA program and obtain a two-year certification.

This course is highly recommended for all BOEALPS members and volunteers and is a recognized certification meeting the requirements of the BOEALPS Basic Class (BMC) for BMC graduates who aspire to become BMC Instructors.


BOEALPS WFA Program Information:

Application Form for the Winter 2020 program !

PLEASE NOTE: BOEALPS-affiliated members and guests will be given priority to apply until 1 month prior to class. In order to make this program successful and sustainable, open seats may be offered to other outdoors organizations 1 month prior to class. It is highly recommended for BOEALPS-affiliated members and guests to send in their application as early as possible to ensure participation in the class.


  • You MUST be at least 18 years old to apply for this program (16 or 17 years old allowed if accompanied by parent/guardian: please contact us prior to applying to discuss details)

Certification Requirements:

  • Attend ALL class sessions
  • Demonstrate that you can perform all required skills

Refund Policy:

  • Refunds will only be given if you drop out PRIOR to the first WFA class session.
  • No refunds will be given after the first class.
  • In any case, payment for annual BOEALPS membership is NON REFUNDABLE.

Course Information:

ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT: The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center – (Cascade Rooms)

BOEALPS WFA Program – 2020 Schedule

  • January 2020 Dates:
    • Saturday January 25, 2020 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Sunday January 26, 2020 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Monday January 27, 2020 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • October 2020 Dates:
    • Saturday October 3, 2020 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Sunday October 4, 2020 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Monday October 5, 2020 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Cost:
    • $225 for BOEALPS members
    • $260 for non-members
  • Class Size Limit: 30

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