Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification

NASAR Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification - California Survival School

NASAR Wilderness First-aid (WFA) Certification

California Survival School’s 16 hour WFA Complete certification course is geared toward adventurers who either work in or frequent the backcountry on extended trips and is designed to give students comprehensive, hands-on training covering key first aid concepts and skills for preventing and responding properly to medical emergencies in the outdoors.
The WFA Complete course consists of two 8-hour days of training in the wild outdoors to ensure an authentic in-field learning environment for absorbing these critical wilderness first-aid skills.
Students who successfully complete all course work and examinations will receive a NASAR (National Association of Search And Rescue) WFA Complete certification good for two years.

WFA Complete Certification Topics Covered:

  • Wilderness Medicine Key Considerations
  • Patient Assessment System
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Lifting and Moving Patients
  • Spinal Cord and Clearing C-Spine
  • Head Injuries
  • Altitude, Lighting, and Water Emergencies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shock Recognition and Treatment
  • Dislocation and Fracture Management
  • Heat and Cold Injuries and Prevention
  • Wound & Burn Management
  • Wilderness First-Aid Kit Preparation
  • Evacuation
  • Mass Casualty and Calling for Help
  • CPR


No previous first aid training is required. Students must be at least 16 years old to attend this course.
*Students who have completed WFA Essentials (LV1) may be eligible to apply previous training hours towards their WFA Certification.

What To Bring:

We ask that you come dressed to spend a day outdoors and bring a lunch, water, as well as something to takes notes with if you wish. You may also want to bring a camera. We’ll provide all the other things needed for your survival adventure! Classes take place outdoors regardless of weather conditions.

Dates & Times:

All courses run from 9 AM to 5 PM unless specifically noted otherwise. Available class dates are noted below for each location.


The date and locations for each class are listed in registration section below. Directions for every event location can be obtained by clicking the big green “Directions” button located in the bottom right of every page of our website. Our Main Site Locations are:

Orange County & Los Angeles:                                  San Francisco Bay Area:

Firestone Scout Reservation: Map                               Redwoods at Savannah-Chanelle: Map

Questions? Email us at any time: info@casurvival.com

WFA Complete Certification Dates & Locations:

Review Available Dates: Click on a “Register Now” button below to proceed with a real-time booking within our secure payment process. If you’re interested in booking an event with a red SOLD OUT button, click on the button to find out more.

San Francisco Bay Area


Orange County & Los Angeles