Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA)

Who is the Advanced Wilderness First Aid course for?

The Advanced Wilderness First Aid for anyone who wants more than Wilderness First Aid, but not as much as Wilderness First Responder, such as river guides.

What is the difference between Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA)?

The Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) course goes into greater depth than the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) on the basic first aid subjects. The course emphasizes leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting.

What is taught?

Building on the Wilderness First Aid (WFA), the Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) course goes into greater depth on the basic first aid subjects, emphasizes leadership skills, and presents new skills such as building improvised litters and litter carrying.

Where and When are Advanced Wilderness First Aid courses held?

The Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) courses can be hosted by SOLO Canada at Wendigo Lake Expeditions (South River, Ontario) or arrangements can be made for SOLO Canada to come to you.  Please call 705.386.2376 ext 223 or email for more information about future courses or to arrange to host your own course.

How much does a Advanced Wilderness First Aid course cost?

The total price will vary depending on the sponsoring organization and what amenities (e.g. room and board) they include. Our base tuition cost for this course is $385.00 (plus applicable taxes – please note meals and accommodations are additional to this price).  If you would like a quote, please click here or call 705.386.2376 ext 223.

What about room and board?

Courses hosted by SOLO Canada offer suitable accommodations and a full-time kitchen staff providing meals.  SOLO Canada’s location offers the perfect environment for wilderness medicine training.

Is there an exam?

Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there is a written test at the end of the course.

Do I get certified?

Yes. You will receive a SOLO Canada Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) certification, which is good for two years.

Future Courses

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If you have any questions about SOLO Canada or would like to arrange for a private or group training course, please contact Andrew Torrance ( or call 1-866-730-5328 ext 223)

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