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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)

Learn more about Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS.

Leave No Trace

LNT Trainer Course (2 Days)
LNT Master Educator Course (4-5 Days)

Learn more about Leave No Trace.

Professional Climbing Instructors Association

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)

Learn more about Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA).

American Canoe Association

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)

Learn more about American Canoe Association (ACA).