Certifications & Trainings

FAU Outdoor Adventures offers several certifications and trainings throughout the year to empower individuals to explore the outdoors in a safe and informed manner.  Current course details are outlined below.  Any of the following courses can be customized and offered exclusively for your group.

American Red Cross: Wilderness and Remote First Aid

Designed for scouts and scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments, this course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when professional help may be far away. Based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, this course aligns with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs.

This is a 16 hour training in Wilderness and Remote First Aid through American Red Cross. Be prepared when camping and during natural disasters.

Course Dates:  March 20 - 22 Registration Ends: March 16
Course Pre - Req:  Must have current CPR card Location:  Recreation & Fitness Center
Student Price: $75 Member Price: $125 Non-Member Price: $150

Trip Leader Training

Adventure Trips are led by student leaders who have undergone extensive training. This is a unique leadership opportunity for students to learn about group management and facilitation, conflict resolution, leadership theory, outdoor ethics, and wilderness medicine. Wilderness experience is not needed to become a leader, we can help you acquire those skills!

The training is a collaboration between Campus Recreation's Outdoor Adventures and the Office of Leadership Education and Development (LEAD). Interested students must apply for the Wilderness Track of the Certified Student Leader (CSL) program.

Additional information about the CSL Wilderness Track can be found here.  Apply now.

Course Dates: Feb. 25 - April 15 Application Deadline: Feb. 20 
Day(s): Wednesdays Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Location:  Conference Room, Recreation & Fitness Center
Course Notes:  The training course culminates with a week-long backpacking trip to Northern Georgia May 2 - 7.  New leaders will lead a Camp Owls Trip, FAU's freshmen wilderness orientation, August 9 -12.

Facilitator Training

Challenge course facilitating is a unique opportunity on campus. Client groups include middle school classes, summer camps, scout troops, corporations, nonprofits, and rehab centers. Each program you work offers opportunities to expand your interpersonal skills, team building, facilitation, group management, and adaptability. No matter what career path you are pursuing, you’ll find a niche here on the course and plenty of transferable skills!

This training is not affiliated with ACCT certification. Participants may choose to “challenge in” for an ACCT level 1 certification after this course. Click here to learn more about ACCT.

Current course details are available here.

Leave No Trace Trainer

This two day course assists student participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace, and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills.  Trainer Courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees and other outdoor professionals.  Successful graduates of the Trainer Course gain skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family.

This course is typically offered as a custom program.

Learn more about Leave No Trace.

Custom Programs

Custom programs may be designed and scheduled for your specific group.  Please contact Outdoor Adventures at (561) 297-6110 or outdoor@fau.edu to schedule training. 



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