Guide Training

We offer certification courses for guides, outdoor professionals, and and others who want to deepen their skills

Canyonlands Field Institute offers Wilderness Advanced First Aid, WFR/WAFA Recert, and River Rescue courses for tour guides, rangers and backcountry guides, outdoor educators and other professionals who work outdoors; but are open to the public.

  • Courses are based in Moab, Utah
  • Small class size with limited enrollment
  • High instructor to student ratio
  • Frequent practice scenarios with equipment

Wilderness Medicine Institute/NOLS: Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) to Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Bridge and WFR Recertification Courses

Because enrollment is limited, these programs fill very quickly. Lodging and meals are on your own. On successful completion of the course, you’ll receive two-year certification including CPR. Contact Wilderness Medicine Institute directly for information about schedule and location for full WFR and EMT classes and about recertifying from another provider. See links below for course details and how to register for CFI’s courses. Deposits are non-refundable unless we cancel the course; final payment is due 30 days prior to the course and not refundable after the 30-day deadline.

If you have questions about recertifying from another course provider, please contact WMI directly to clarify.

Whitewater River Skills Course

Wilderness First Responder RECERTIFICATION Course