Includes CPR

CE credits

4-7 day course

If you travel or work in remote areas and need more extensive training than a Wilderness First Aid course, our Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, or Bridge courses are the perfect choice!

Learn to stabilize, treat, and make evacuation decisions for patients in backcountry environments, emphasizing long-term patient care management and specific injury evaluation. In addition to plenty of time practicing skills and engaging in scenarios, you’ll work in small teams and practice leadership.

You’ll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold, or hot environments!

This class meets the minimum first aid and CPR requirements for working as a guide in Big Bend National Park.

This course includes CPR training.

Trip Details


WAFA $495 per student
WFR $795 per student
WAFA to WFR Bridge $495 per student

Start time

Check in is at 7:45 a.m. on the first day of the course. Course days run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Oasis Lodge at Far Flung Outdoor Center. Click here to see how to find us.


WAFA 4 days
WFR 7 days
WAFA to WFR Bridge 4 days

Course dates

WAFA January 7-10, 2024
WFR January 7-13, 2024
WAFA to WFR Bridge January 10-13, 2024

More Info

To see a more in-depth overview of the course click here

To see a more in-depth overview of the WFR course, click here

To see a more in-depth overview of the WAFA to WFR Bridge course, click here

Frequently Asked Questions

All of our wilderness courses are taught by fully qualified EMTs who carry a wealth of practical, hands-on experience in wilderness medicine. They’ve been delivering these courses since 2000, so you can bet they have plenty of teaching experience to go along with all that specialist knowledge.

  • The format  is classroom lectures integrated with practical scenarios, skills practice sessions, case studies, role-playing, and simulated rescues.
  • Attendance is required for all scheduled classes.
  • Scenarios and practice sessions will take place both inside and outside.
  • Stage blood and make-up will be used to emphasize the reality of a scenario.
  • You will be asked to participate in this training exercise, regardless of the weather.

WMA is proud to be a Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) accredited organization.
Current EMTs are eligible to receive 32 CEU hours for their WMA WAFA course.
Please bring a photocopy of your current EMT card(s) with you to your course.

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to reserve a space on the course with the tuition balance due 5 days prior to the first day of class.
Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card.

Lodging special at Far Flung Casitas! $189 per night, (plus taxes and fees)


The course will be held at the Oasis Lodge on the campus of the Far Flung Outdoor Center. Far Flung Outdoor Center is located on FM 170 about half mile west of the intersection of Highway 118 and FM 170 in Study Butte/Terlingua. Click here for more detailed travel instructions.

Prior to the first day of the class, the deposit of $50 is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Within 5 days of the class or during the class, the tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Please note that pets are not allowed for the duration of the course and cannot be kept in a vehicle on the Far Flung campus.

Smoking and/or the use of alcohol is prohibited in the classroom or during class training sessions.

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