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First Aid Courses

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.

First Aid Courses

January 5–14, 2024 Wilderness First Responder
Whitman $775; Community $875

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. Minimum Age 16. For more information, call the OP Rental Shop at 509-527-5965 or email Lish Riley.

WFR Course Overview
Student Logistics - WFR January

February 17–19, 2024 WFR Recertification Course
Whitman $370; Community $420

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, staff and faculty with a Whitman email address can 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 17–19, 2024 Wilderness First Aid Course 
Whitman $300; Community $400

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. Minimum Age 16. Community members and non-Whitman students 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 9–18, 2024 Wilderness First Responder

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