FAQ

  • Medical Professionals

    • Who can take medical professional courses?

      This course is geared toward medical professionals; an EMT or higher is encouraged. However, anyone is eligible to take a medical professional course. If you have no prior medical training, you will instead be able to obtain a Wilderness First Aid certification upon completion of a WLS:MP class.The content taught in this course is tailored to those who already have a foundation in medicine; the class will be taught with that assumed knowledge.

    • What is a WLS:MP certification?

      A Wilderness Life Support: Medical Professional class teaches those with a background in medicine how to apply those skills in a wilderness environment. This training is valid for 4 years, eligible for FAWM and CME credit, and is accredited by the Wilderness Medical Society. While not completely equivalent to a WFR, this class teaches similar content more in depth at a faster pace, addressing most of the lay-rescuer curriculum. Please inquire with your specific employer/governing body to see if a WLS:MP course will take the place of a WFR certification.

    • What is the difference between AWLS and WLS:MP?

      AWLS is the same course as WLS:MP. WLS:MP was previously known as AWLS (Advanced Wilderness Life Support). The name has been changed to better reflect the corresponding curriculum. All accreditation and materials are similar if not identical.

    • What is FAWM and how do I apply if interested?

      FAWM stands for Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, a title granted by the Wilderness Medical Society. “These individuals who proudly use the FAWM credential display the highest level of widely recognized achievement in the field of wilderness medicine.” They have demonstrated significant knowledge and experience in their discipline and serve their community in a distinguished manner.

      If you wish to apply for FAWM candidacy, please visit https://wms.org/fawm/.

    • How do I access my online modules for my hybrid course?

      To access your online modules, click “+Navigate”, located at the top R corner of the screen. From there, click “My Account”, then “Online Modules” on the left hand side. Here you will find all purchased online modules for both Hybrid and fully online courses.

    • How do I find my Wilderness Endorsement Module?

      The Wilderness Endorsement class is hosted on a different learning platform than the other online content offered for medical professionals. To access this content, you will need to log into your thinkific account. The link for this is sent in the confirmation email, and you can reset your password to access content on the “My Modules” page.