The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
MFA Recert Information
This page is for people who need to recert an MFA badge that is still current or has expired within the past year. If you are taking MFA for the first time or your MFA badge expired more than a year ago, please click here.
Please note that the First Aid Committee is currently reviewing how we teach MFA and piloting a hybrid WFA class as a replacement. Please stay tuned for more information.
Current MFA Recert Option: Attend a standalone MFA recert class and pass the written test with at least 80% correct. These standalone recert classes will be offered in December. Climb Leaders, Provisional Climb Leaders and Leader Development Candidates are given preference for admission in this class.
Upcoming Class Info
Due to COVID, we are offering two online only recert courses in December, 2020. Please stay tuned for future information about our plans to transition to a hybrid WFA course in place of MFA.
Low – MFA Recert Course involves attending one online evening lecture
For 2019-20, the cost of the MFA Recert is $55 for members/$75 for non-members.
You must currently hold an MFA certification, or be within the one year grace period.
Ability to commit to the entire course schedule.
Internet connected computer
Enrolling in this class involves an application process. After the application period is over, the course committee will select students and notify you if you have been accepted. This selection process usually takes one to two weeks.
Class size is limited. Acceptance priority for Mountaineering First Aid is as follows:
- Climb leaders and Climb Leadership Development candidates
- Intermediate Climbing School (ICS) students
- Other Mazamas activity leaders
- General interest, in order of date application is received
- Disclaimer: classes generally fill up fast. You may be placed onto a waitlist if the class is full.
Due to COVID, this recert course is online only.
Cancellations received more than 14 days in advance of the class start may request a refund less a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
Cancellations received 14 days or less and greater than 7 in advance of class start may request a 50% refund.
Cancellations received less than 7 days in advance, no shows, or withdrawals after the class begins will not be issued a refund.
Cancellations due to medical issues will be considered on a case by case basis and will require a doctor’s notification to be considered.