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Certifications add a level of professionalism to both personal adventures and institutional experiences. We choose the certifications that we offer carefully and intentionally, as we believe they are important for developing safe and competent backcountry enthusiasts. Beyond our certifications we also offer academic courses that can be taken as a part of the Outdoor Education and Leadership Minor or independently for further outdoor skill development.

Wilderness First Responder & Wilderness EMT
Wilderness First Responder or WFR (pronounced "woofer") courses are designed to meet the needs of wilderness guides, expedition leaders, and outdoor instructors. They are the industry standard for wilderness medical training. It is the wilderness medicine training course for outdoor professionals and the course you want your friends to have taken before you travel with them! This is a hybrid Distance Learning Program (DLP) course through the Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC). DLP courses have ~40 hours of pre-course work prior to the 5-day practical session. 
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Wilderness First Responder/Wilderness EMT Re-Certification
WMTC certifications expire after three years and we offer discounts for those who took their original WFR certification through Westminster. The re-certificaiton is a hybrid Distance Learning Program (DLP) course through the Wilderness Medicine Training Center with a 2-day practical session.
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AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certification
The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Program teaches climbing instructors to proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting.
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Avalanche: Level 1 - Avalanche Fundamentals
Students who are successful in this course will come away with a certificate of completion (not a certification) stating that they have met the following American Avalance Association outcomes:
1) Select a safe route and minimize exposure using travel protocols
2) Recognize instabilities in the snowpack using observations and tests
3) Interpret and draw elementary pit profiles (hand hardness, basic grain type and stability tests)
4) Apply simple decision tools in avalanche terrain
5) Conduct a mock companion recovery
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Leave No Trace Trainer
Students who take the Wilderness Education Course during May Term have the opportunity to receive their Leave No Trace Trainer Certification. Sign up for the 4 credit Wilderness Education course through WebAdvisor as your do your other academic courses.
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CPR & First Aid
These courses are offered through the Westminster Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation Department.
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