Prepare for your course
What Can I expect?
Our courses combine engaging lectures, in-depth skills practice, and creative scenarios. The classroom setting is comfortable and informal. Scenarios are realistic and challenging to ensure that students are confident with their new skills.
What should I bring to class?
It’s essential that you bring adequate clothing to be outside in cold, heat, rain or snow. You should also bring a large daypack with extra layers, a water bottle, rain jacket, sturdy footwear, a watch, and a headlamp (for WFR courses). Be sure to bring a pen or pencil for taking notes in class and a reusable mug for coffee and tea. It is nice to have a pair of sneakers or flip flops for classroom sessions.
what time should i Arrive?
You should plan to arrive at 7:45 AM on the first day of the course. We start teaching at 8am, and take an hour for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00. We will finish promptly at 5:00pm each day.
What will i recieve prior to my course?
You’ll receive an email confirming your enrollment when you sign up for the course, and you’ll receive a second email about seven days prior to the course with additional logistical details.
Will i recieve any proof of certification?
Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll receive a certification card from NOLS Wilderness Medicine. These cards are emailed 4-6 weeks after your course. If you need proof of certification prior to this time, the instructors will provide you with a verification letter that can be used in lieu of a certification card until your card arrives.
What are your payment & refund policies?
WRT accepts payments online via credit or debit cards. For intact groups (e.g. summer camp counselors or university students) we can also accept a single check. Payment in full is due upon enrollment.
Cancellations prior to 30 days before the start of a course will be refunded in full, minus credit card processing fees. We cannot offer a refund within 30 days of the start of a course.