NOLS Wilderness Medicine Courses

We are proud to offer a wide range of certification courses through the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute, including:
  • Wilderness First Aid (2 days)
  • Wilderness First Responder (9 days + 1 break day)
  • Wilderness First Responder - Recertification (3 days)
When 9-1-1 is not an option, the rules change ... plain and simple! For over 50 years the NOLS has defined the standards in wilderness medicine training. Here at UC Santa Cruz, we offer a wide range of course and certification opportunities tailored to meet your needs. These courses are open to the public, university affiliation is not required.

Wilderness Medicine Cancellation, Transfer of Course and Refund Policy

  • You may withdraw or transfer from a Wilderness Medicine course by contacting the Danielle Lewis by email or by phone (831) 459-1693.
  • 30 days or more prior to the course start date, you will get a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. 
  • 29-7 days prior to the course start date, full refund minus a $75 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to the course start date all deposit and tuition are nonrefundable.
  • Online registration transaction fees are nonrefundable.
  • All wilderness medicine course registrations are non-transferable.

Please visit the Forms page for more detailed course and registration information.


Danielle Lewis

Danielle Lewis

Senior Recreation Supervisor
(831) 459-1693