Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)

An entry-level course designed for professionals working in significantly remote settings for days or weeks. 

Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments.

Wilderness Medicine differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that is oriented toward urban environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extended time period. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.

Upon successful completion candidates will receive certification in Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Adult CPR.

No prior experience is required to take the WAFA course. Students must be at least 16 years old. Space is limited.


  • Materials will be in English with Thai powerpoint.
  • Lunch is included.
  • Please visit the CMRCA office if you would like to sign up and pay in person.

More information about course specifics is available on the WMA website.


23,995 THB



***NOTE: Your booking date will be the first day of your four consecutive day program.



    This is a 4-day course and runs 08:00-18:00 each day (Total 36 hours)

    Is this course for me?

    If you are working in a remote setting for an extended period of time and want to be prepared for a variety of medical emergencies then this is the course for you!

    What will I learn?
    • Patient Assessment System
    • CPR
    • Circulatory System
    • Nervous System
    • Respiratory System
    • Fractures, Stable Injuries
    • Splints 1-Extremities
    • Hypothermia
    • Hyperthermia and Heat Illness
    • Near Drowning
    • Lightning Injuries
    • Wounds and Burns
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Lifting, Moving Extrication
    • Patient Carries
    • Backcountry Medicine
    What is included?

    *Sign up for the August 6-9, 2021 WAFA course and receive a FREE Klean Kanteen water bottle + 25% OFF Shop Progression

    • Instruction
    • Equipment
    • Teaching materials
    • Lunch
    • Coffee, tea, and snacks
    • Water
    • Insurance
    • 10% off purchase at CMRCA Adventure Store
    • 500 THB off additional courses
    • One day bouldering gym pass
    What should I bring?
    • Notebook
    • Pen
    • Closed Toed Shoes
    • Comfortable clothes you don't mind getting dirty
    • Equipment you might use in your outdoor activities