Duration: 20 hours (taught in wilderness setting) with optional overnight stay
Cost: $249 + HST

The AWRFA course is often offered with the WRFA course by including a second weekend that only the AWRFA participants attend. Maybe your schedule didn't allow for dedicating two weekends in a row. Maybe you enjoyed the Basic WRFA course so much, you'd like to come back for more! This one-weekend course offers the chance to return for an Advanced upgrade at a later date. Put advanced skills and theory to the test with an evening and full day of team-based scenarios in a remote setting!

Completion Requirements:

100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written quiz


3-year certification in Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED


A 2-day recertification weekend. Proof of valid Red Cross AWRFA certificate required.

Upgrade Content:

  • Establishing control through leadership
  • Legal considerations
  • Incident reporting, trip / float / flight plan
  • Human and environmental hazard assessment
  • Critical incident stress
  • Tourniquets
  • Rescue breathing, Full-face helmet removal
  • Discontinuing spinal precautions
  • Realigning fractures / relocating dislocations
  • Coast Guard / GSAR / DND / Air ambulance
  • Communications and signaling

In addition to advanced skills and LOADS of additional scenarios (night-time included), AWRFA places a strong focus on leadership and team management.

Optional Overnight Camp

Supplementary Content:

  • Extended night-time first aid scenarios
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