Wilderness Medical Associates

Wilderness Medical Associates International(WMAI) is dedicated to the development of remote and practical medicine around the globe.

CMRCA will host internationally recognized wilderness medical training and certification courses in conjunction with Wilderness Medical Associates International.

WMAI are medical and rescue professionals, researchers, experienced educators, and advocates for healthcare in wilderness contexts. WMAI curriculum, overseen and continually revised by a committee of medical practitioners and academics, has been taught on all seven continents.

WMAI annually trains over 10,000 medically and non-medically trained learners around the world. WMAI courses are hosted by colleges and universities, medical schools, camps, outdoor adventure companies, rural ambulance services, private industry, and government entities. WMAI will train responders and practitioners needed for medical care in low resource settings, anywhere in the world.



Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age will require the written consent of a parent or guardian.


Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam. Wilderness Medical Associates International is committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.


Upon successful completion, students will receive certification in Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Adult CPR. Certification is valid for three years.

For additional information regarding the WMA please visit the Wilderness Medical Associates International Website.

Certification Courses


Wilderness CPR Workshop

This workshop provides general knowledge of basic first aid principles to enable the learner to cope with minor casualties in urban and wilderness settings until expert help arrives.


Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

CMRCA hosts Wilderness First Aid (WFA) trainings in conjunction with Wilderness Medical Associates International.


Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)

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


Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

CMRCA hosts Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training in conjunction with Wilderness Medical Associates International.


WAFA to WFR Bridge Course

CMRCA hosts Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) to Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Bridge courses in conjunction with Wilderness Medical Associates International.

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