Does BCLL training provide “official” certification?
Yes. Currently, BCLL's WFA training is offered in partnership with Wilderness Medical Associates International. WFA certifications are valid for three years.
How long will the training take?
Trainings are anywhere from 1-8 days long depending on the course.
Is there a cancellation policy?
Yes. Cancellation must be made at least 30 days in advance of the camp in order to receive a refund. Deposits are forfeited if cancellation is made after that time.
Do trainings have rain dates?
No. The events will be held rain or shine.
What do I need to bring to my course?
A complete packing list will be distributed with welcome materials prior to the event. However, you should pack as you normally would for three days of biking (and/or camping) in a backcountry setting. This means being prepared for warm weather during the day, cool weather at night, and the possibility of rain, snow, etc.
Will food and beverages be provided?
No. Please bring any snacks and drinks that you may want during the day. Lunch breaks will be provided. Although you are welcome to drive/ride to get food for lunch, sack lunches are recommended, as this will give you more time to study, ask questions, and hang with the group.
Do I need to know how to mountain bike to participate?
No. BCLL's wilderness medical training courses include on trail simulations or "mock scenarios" specific to mountain biking ,but it is not required that participants know how to mountain bike or have their own bike. Participants may bring or rent their own bikes if they wish to ride before or after the course with other participants; BCLL does not provide bikes.