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The Institute for Wilderness and Emergency Medicine is a group of experienced healthcare providers who teach engaging and relevant  emergency response classes.

"Hands-down, the best CPR class I have ever taken."

– Rebecca B., Homebirth midwife

"Extremely knowledgeable along with being able to keep a varied audience engaged...I would highly recommend you to my colleagues."

– Karen Z., Assisted living facility Executive Director

"I really loved your CPR class. I was overwhelmed just thinking about the amount of time you must have put into such a well thought out class."

– Anna M., Homebirth Midwife student

"You are an amazing teacher! You packed so much in, and I felt totally engaged the whole time!"

– Beth F., Camp Director

 "You are a wonderful teacher — it was so informative and you're so personable!"

– Mari S., Parent

We teach parents, healthcare professionals, teachers, camp staff, travelers, students, wilderness therapy professionals, migrant farm workers, aerobics instructors, solar installers, and more.

Our classes are unique because we place a great deal of emphasis on prevention of illness and injury both at home and in the backcountry. We also recognize there are factors out of our control. When these factors arise our students are confident in their ability to manage the situation with confidence and skill.

Open Enrollment Courses - if you don't see something that works for you, please contact us. It is very likely that we have a private unpublished course that you can join.

Wilderness First Aid

June 12-13, 2019
Camp Takodah
Richmond, NH

Wilderness First Aid

June 15-16, 2019
Camp Treetops
Lake Placid, NY (this class is full)

Need to be certified? Which option is right for you?

The Challenge Out

Simply take the written test at home, submit it to us, then come to our location in Greenfield or Northampton to show us your skills.

The Challenge Out is a good option if you:

  • Still have an unexpired certification card
  • Are confident that you know the material and can demonstrate the skills
  • Want your card fast and need flexible scheduling

How to select this option:

  • Select a time slot and pay
  • Upon payment you will receive the exam
  • Follow instructions for completing and returning the exam
  • Show up at your scheduled time slot and demonstrate your skills
  • Your card will be issued immediately thereafter. Voila!

The Blended

Take the full course and exam using an online format, then come to our location in Greenfield or Northampton to show us your skills.


The Blended is a good option if you:

  • Have never taken the course or need a refresher of the material
  • Want your card fast and need flexible scheduling

How to select this option:

  • Select a time slot for your skills demo and pay
  • Upon payment you will receive a link to sign in to your online training
  • Complete the online training and exam
  • Show up at your scheduled time slot and demonstrate your skills
  • Your card will be issued immediately thereafter. Voila!

Take a Class

Come to one of our awesome classes!


Taking a class is a good option if you:

  • Have never taken the course or need a refresher of the material
  • Learn best by in-person instruction

How to select this option:

The Private

Work one-to-one with an instructor.


The Private is a good option if you:

  • Have never taken the course or need a refresher of the material
  • Learn best by in-person instruction
  • Need flexible scheduling

How to select this option:

  • Fill out a contact form to let me know when you’d like to meet and which location (Greenfield or Northampton).
  • We will respond within 24 business hours to confirm.

Course Offerings

Pricing

  • Minimum of 8 students for on-site courses
  • Groups with 12+ students receive a 10% discount.
  • No minimum number of participants for online courses.

CPR & AED | In-person Class $40, Challenge Out $60, Blended $75

Basic First Aid | In-person Class $55, Challenge Out $60, Blended $75

BLS for Healthcare Providers | In-person Class $75*, Challenge $75, Blended $90
*Healthcare providers who pay out-of-pocket for CPR are discounted to $45. Other Healthcare Providers are $75 minus any applicable discounts.

Combined CPR + First Aid  | In-person class $95, Challenge Out $100, Blended $120

​Please contact us for Wilderness First Aid pricing.

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