Wilderness First Aid

16 hour
Course mode: 

This course is an intensive 16-hour program designed for anyone involved in wilderness recreation or disaster preparedness for urban emergencies. It teaches about environmental and biological hazards, in-depth patient assessment, caring for injuries, and survival and evacuation. Participants receive a ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute) Wilderness First Aid certification card. This course does not include CPR training.

To schedule training, please email EH&S Training.

Accommodations and language services 

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them. 

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at dso@uw.edu. 

  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at ehstrain@uw.edu and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services. 

  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at ehstrain@uw.edu.  

Intended Audience 

Recommended for personnel who may need to provide first aid in rural areas without access to immediate assistance. Retraining is recommended every 2 years.


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201