FAQs

Who are your courses designed for?

Everyone, be it for work, school or play. We cater to outdoor enthusiasts, youth groups, career personnel, and essentially any group that ventures into the outdoors.

Do I need to be fit to participate in your courses?

It depends on the course, but typically all of our courses involve a good deal of hands-on participation in outdoor settings. If you spend lots of time in the outdoors, chances are you’ll be in good physical condition for our courses.

Would these courses better my resume?

Absolutely. In particular if you are looking at securing employment in the outdoors field, you’ll see that employers are typically asking all candidates to hold at minimum basic wilderness first-aid.

Can I upgrade my basic 20 hr. wilderness first-aid to an advanced 40 hr.?

Yes, providing you took the course within the past 12 months, and through us. E-mail us for more info.

Do you permit previous Wilderness First-Aid students to ‘jump in’ on future courses for ‘practice’?

We welcome former students back at any time we have space in a course.

Where are your courses taught?

Wherever possible we teach outside. Of course learning outcome is really important to us, so we aim to strike a balance between teaching it ‘real’ and still achieving the learning objective. Venues include CRD parks, local marinas, and the wilderness at large at different private locations. Sometimes these venues have to be changed due to in climate weather

Can you ‘customize’ a course?

Always. We can take the content of any of our courses and fit it to your specific needs. We can also bring the course to you, working with your location and within your budget, regardless of the locale.

What are your credentials?

We are certified Training Partners with the Canadian Red Cross, and insured by the same standards. We are also a registered Training Partner with Leave No Trace Canada. All RPOE staff are screened through the local RCMP to work with minors.

Is there a minimum age?

Only in the Advanced Wilderness First-Aid (16 years) and the First-Aid Instructor courses (enquire for more info).

What if I have to cancel?

We understand that life sometimes throws us curve balls, and our plans change. Please read our Refund Policy for more information.

What if the course I’ve registered in is cancelled?

Please read our Cancellation Policy for more information.

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