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Professional Training

Looking to take your skills to the next level?

The WSU Outdoor Education & Recreation Center’s staff are highly trained outdoor professionals and offer a number of professional certification courses including Wilderness Medicine, Leave No Trace and Professional Climbing Instructor courses.

Specific Courses include but are not limited to:

Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS:
Wilderness First Aid (2 days)
Wilderness Advanced First Aid (5 Days)
Wilderness First Responder (10 Days)

Leave No Trace:
LNT Trainer Course (2 Days)
LNT Master Educator Course (4-5 Days)

Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA)
Climbing Site Belayer Course (1-2Days)
Base Managed Climbing Instructor Course (4 Days)
Top Managed Climbing Instructor Course (5 Days)
Single Pitch Climbing Instructor Course (5Days)

American Canoe Association (ACA)
Smart Start & Quick Start Courses (1/2 Day)
Flatwater Canoe Safety and Rescue (1 Day)
Level 1 Introduction To Canoeing (1 Day)
Flatwater Kayak Safety and Rescue (1 Day)