Wilderness Medical Certification Classes | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa


Wilderness First Aid is offered through SOLO. Please note that we are no longer offering the Wilderness First Responder course.

Wilderness First Aid

The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. The WFA is 16 hours long over two days, and focuses on first aid knowledge such as response & assessment, trauma, environmental emergencies, and soft tissue damages. The WFA course can be used to recertify a WFR too. CPR and First Aid Certification included at no additional cost. Please contact david-patton@uiowa.edu for more details and any questions.

How to Register Online:

Visit our registration page here.

You must have an online account register online. If you do not have an account, here's what you need to know:

  • If you are a staff, faculty, or student, you already have an account - just use your Hawk ID and password. 
  • If you've already created an account as a member of Rec Services or for other programs (swim lessons, fitness classes, etc.), you are all ready to make a reservation!
  • If you do not have an account, you create an account here by clicking "Sign Up" in the right-hand corner. Once your account is created, you should be good to go! Call 319-335-9293 with any registration issues.

Contact Us

David Patton
Assistant Director, Climbing, Outdoor Rental Center & Adventure Trips