Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness First Responder

This 8-day, 80-hour course, provides the prerequisite training and certification necessary for employment as a professional outdoor instructor at nationally recognized programs such as NOLS and Outward Bound. The curriculum goes beyond the basics needed for first aid certification to emphasize the skills and knowledge needed in backcountry rescue situations when extended care may be needed.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Wed Apr 30 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Class
Sat May 31 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Class
Sun Jun 1 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Class
Mon Jun 2 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Class
Tue Jun 3 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Class
Wed Jun 4 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Class
Fri Jun 6 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Class
Sat Jun 7 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Class
Sun Jun 8 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Class

Enroll Now

Courses are open to everyone. Students can enroll on Student Center. Anyone may also enroll by contacting Amy Woodin:

Amy Woodin
(607) 255-6183

The Essentials

Prerequisites: Please note: Due to contractual obligations this course is available only to Cornell Students, Faculty, and Staff. Attendance at all class meetings is required in order to test for certification.
Course Fee:
$845.00 (students)
$925.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$-0.00 (community)
Interested in Financial Assistance? Download an application and see if you qualify.
Drop Deadline:
Friday, January 24, 2014
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1626 (ID #9916)
Course Coordinator
Benjamin Blakeley
(607) 254-8264

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed:
Class will spend significant time outdoors, rain or shine, so appropriate clothing for varied weather is necessary. Daypack, lunch, water bottle, snacks, notebook and pencil.

See the equipment list for this course. You may also find our list of Sources of Outdoor Gear helpful.