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

As of November, 2022 Whitman College is requiring that all Community members and non Whitman students have had been vaccinated against Covid 19.  We will no longer be checking vaccination cards at the start of first aid courses.  Contact us directly for more info at 509-527-5965.

First Aid Courses

January 6-15, 2023 Wilderness First Responder
Whitman $700; Community $800

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. 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

WFR Course Overview
Student Logistics - WFR January

February 18-20, 2023 WFR Recertification Course
Whitman $345; Community $395

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

Students and Whitman staff and faculty with a Whitman sign in here.  

Non-Whitman community members can sign in here. This link is active as of November, 2022.

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.

Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course

WFR Recertification Course Overview
Student Logistics - WFR Recertification

February 18-20, 2023 Wilderness First Aid Course 
Whitman $275; Community $375

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.

Students can register for the WFA course through the normal registration process, or you can contact the Registrar's office directly to enroll.  Community members and non Whitman studens can register by contating the OP Rental Shop at (509-527-5965), or email Lish Riley at rileyab@whitman.edu

WFA Course Overview
Student Logistics - WFA February

March 11-20, 2023 Wilderness First Responder
Whitman $700; Community $800

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. 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

WFR Course Overview
Student Logistics - WFR March