How to Register for First Aid Courses

Whitman Students

The registrar’s office will handle all Whitman student registrations for WFR classes but the OP rental shop will handle the WFR recertification course. Whitman students can register any time during the fall semester for the January WFR course with the registrar's office. This class fills up early so it is recommended to register in October or November for the January WFR course.

Community Members/ Non-Whitman Students

The community member policy is not yet deterimined for all 2022 first aid courses.  Check back for more info, or contact us directly. 509-527-5965

First Aid Courses

January 7-16, 2022 (1 Wilderness First Responder course) Whitman: $675, $800 Community

This 80-hour course with NOLS Wilderness Medicine provides the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Practical skill work, case studies, and scenarios designed to challenge your decision-making abilities and enhance classroom time. Whitman: $675.   Students can register for the WFR course through the normal registration process, or you can contact the Registrar's office directly to enroll.  For more information, call the OP Rental Shop at (509-527-5965), or email Lish Riley at rileyab@whitman.edu

February 19-21, 2022 (1 WFR Re-certification course) Whitman $325, $375 Community

Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course

This scenario-based course is specifically designed to meet the needs of recertifying WFR students. Includes adult heart-saver CPR. Whitman: $325.  Registration for this course is done online through the Compass portal.  

To complete the registration for a Whitman student, follow this link to our Compass website here.  

To complete the registration for a non-Whitman Affiliated person, follow this link to Compass.  Note, this link will not be active until Fall 2o21 to register for this course.  Please check back in late September or October to register. 
Create your Compass account by starting a new registration (the right side option), and entering your information. Once logged in, select 'Start a New Registration' from your participant home tab. Select yourself as the participant, then the WFR recert trip at the bottom of the list. It will walk you through a series of pages to enter personal information, a consent page, then payment options at the end. Once you have submitted your registration, the trip will show up on your participant home page.

You'll find information about accommodations on the  Walla Walla tourism site.

February 19-21, 2022 (1 Wilderness First Aid course) Whitman $250, $325 Community
Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two or two and a half days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

March 12-21, 2022 (1 WFR course) Whitman: $675

This 80-hour course with NOLS Wilderness Medicine provides the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Practical skill work, case studies, and scenarios designed to challenge your decision-making abilities and enhance classroom time. Whitman: $675.   Students can register for the WFR course through the normal registration process, or you can contact the Registrar's office directly to enroll.  For more information, call the OP Rental Shop at (509-527-5965), or email Lish Riley at rileyab@whitman.edu