Landmark Scholars

The Landmark Scholars - multi-certification, resume-building, experience-making opportunity!

The Landmark Scholars program is a combined course experience for rising professionals in the outdoor education and recreation fields. The combination of nationally recognized certification trainings offers students an opportunity to make themselves marketable in the outdoor community, building a resume founded in national standards. Training does not substitute for experience, however training helps leaders gain the work that furthers their outdoor professional career. 

Courses accepted for Scholars status will be Landmark Learning affiliated courses, in no particular order.

  • NOLS Wilderness EMT (336 hrs) or NOLS Wilderness First Responder (80 hrs)
  • Leave No Trace Master Educator (40 hrs)
  • ACA Swiftwater Rescue (16+ hrs)
  • SAI Wilderness Lifeguard (16+ hrs)
  • Adult/Child/Infant CPR (4-8 hrs)

The Scholars program starts on completion of the first course requirement. The Scholars program must be completed in 3 years from that first course date.

Course Outline

Packing List

Available on each course’s overview page.

General Information

Course Length



  • Proof of age 18 years or older
  • Able to swim 100 meters
  • Able to hike and carry personal equipment 4-6 miles a day
  • Previous teaching experience preferred
  • Backcountry living experience preferred
  • Additional prerequisites for WEMT if selected as the wilderness medicine component

Certifications Received

Certifications, certificates of completion, and testing eligibility shall be awarded for each program segment. See each course’s overview page for specific details.

Course Length

Transcripts can be sent to your school for consideration of acceptance by your Registrar.

Course Expectations

Available on each course’s overview page.