WSI Policies

Before the start of each course, all participants are required to have signed both a Liability Release form and an Acknowledgement of Risk form.

Any student under 18 years of age is required to have a Parent or Adult Guardian sign the above forms.

We don’t sell, rent, lease, lend, loan, trade, or make public your name or contact information. Period.

We will occasionally ask for permission to use your feedback provided to us for use on our website, in marketing or advertising material, or to be provided as references. In this case, only a first initial and last name will be used, in addition to the feedback provided.

We are required by law in connection to an official investigation to provide any and all information requested by a subpoena.

Wilderness Safety Institute accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards via PayPal and Stripe, as well as cash.

Unless prior individual arrangements have been made in advance, PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE.


In order to cancel a course, you must contact us at least seven (7) days prior to the start of a course that required payment at the time of course registration.

Private or special courses require at least a thirty (30) day cancellation notice.

In the event that you must cancel your enrollment for any Wilderness Safety Institute course, so long as the cancellation request is made at least seven (7) days prior to your registered course start date (excluding private or special courses), you will be given the option to receive a refund, or one opportunity to transfer your registration to the same course at a future date for up to one (1) year. Cancellations made within twenty four (24) hours of a course start date will not be eligible for refund or credit, with the exception of extenuating circumstances, determined soley at the descretion of Wilderness Safety Institute management.

The Wilderness Safety Institute reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason that it deems necessary, or due to circumstances beyond our control (low enrollment, act of God, severe inclement weather which effects the safety of participants, etc.). If a course does not meet the minimum required enrollment, that course will be cancelled and students will be given the option to have payment returned, credited, or reapplied to the same course at a future date for up to one (1) year.

Textbooks or other course materials will not be accepted or refunded.

Pets are not permitted in any course, for any reason.

As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, service animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities are welcome. Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

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The Instructor reserves the right to remove a student from class at any time. Reasons for removal include, but are not limited to:
– The use or suspected use of illegal substances and/or alcohol during class (see below.)
– Behavior or actions that pose a safety risk to the rest of the class or the student him/herself (see below.)
– Behavior or actions that the instructor feels are detrimental to the operation and/or successful completion of the course.

Wilderness Safety Institute has a zero tolerance safety policy. Wilderness Safety Institute has the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse training for any individual that poses a safety risk of any kind, at any time, with no expectation of a refund or course credit.

The use of any illegal substances or alcohol will not be tolerated during class. If a student is found to be engaging in this behavior, they will be immediately removed from class, and ineligible for any refund of monies paid.

Unless otherwise specified in a course package, students are responsible for their own transportation to the course location, as well as lodging in the area and food & beverage during the duration of the course.

No “live” medications are used or available during our courses. Students are responsible for bringing with them any necessary personal medications, including emergency medications such as rescue inhalers and EpiPens. All prescription medications must be in the original container, including the original prescription label intact and easily readable.

During our registration process, students are asked to voluntarily disclose any medical conditions or physical limitations. We collect this information in an attempt to accommodate those needs during training, and it is kept strictly confidential. Wilderness Safety Institute, LLC cannot provide appropriate accommodations to students who elect not to disclose such information.

By registering for any of our courses, you are agreeing to the following:

“I agree to abide by any and all safety procedures required by Wilderness Safety Institute LLC and its hosts, and agree to sign a statement releasing their employees, agents, and instructors from any responsibility for any injury sustained by me during the training program.”

“In signing this application I certify that I am at least eighteen (18) years of age or will be accompanied by a parent or guardian.”

*Unless noted, there are no exceptions to any of the above policies.

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