Wilderness First Responder Recertification

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Wilderness First Responder Recertification

Review, practice, and stay on top of your skills with NOLS Wilderness Medicine's Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course! This scenario-based approach to recertification provides you the opportunity to test your skills against realistic situations.

You'll practice and relearn wilderness medicine protocols, review evacuation and decision making guidelines, and receive the latest updates in wilderness medicine over the course of three days.

Check out these online resources ahead of time, because you'll start the course with a written exam! You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!

Please verify your eligibility to enroll in this course by reviewing our recertification policies.

Also see dates for our Hybrid WFR Recertification Course.

Dates

Dates

2019 Dates

May 25 – May 27, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

Tuition: $290
Details: Cottonwood Gulch Foundation
Filling fast! details

May 25 – May 27, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: $345
Details: UC Santa Cruz
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 28 – May 30, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $370
Details: Landmark Learning
Filling fast! details

May 31 – June 2, 2019
Roanoke, VA

Tuition: $325
Details: Roanoke Parks And Recreation
Filling fast! details

May 31 – June 2, 2019
Juneau, AK

Tuition: $375
Details: East Basin Company

May 31 – June 2, 2019
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $275 to $325
Details: University of Colorado-Boulder
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 31 – June 2, 2019
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: $275 to $325
Details: CSU Outdoor Program
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 1 – June 3, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 14 – June 16, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 21 – June 23, 2019
Grand Canyon, AZ

Tuition: $320 to $345
Details: Grand Canyon Association Field Institute
Filling fast! details

June 28 – June 30, 2019
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $315 to $345
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

July 19 – July 21, 2019
Greenfield, MA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Greenfield Community College

July 26 – July 28, 2019
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: $275 to $325
Details: CSU Outdoor Program

Aug. 2 – Aug. 4, 2019
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $315 to $345
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 3 – Aug. 5, 2019
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $315 to $345
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 14 – Aug. 16, 2019
Carbondale, CO

Tuition: $350
Details: Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Aug. 16 – Aug. 18, 2019
Kelly, WY

Tuition: $390 to $570
Details: Teton Science Schools

Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2019
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $275 to $325
Details: University of Colorado-Boulder

Sept. 13 – Sept. 15, 2019
Bremerton, WA

Tuition: $330
Details: Mike Schiller

Sept. 20 – Sept. 22, 2019
Accokeek, MD

Tuition: $315 to $345
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 20 – Sept. 22, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

Sept. 27 – Sept. 29, 2019
Jawbone Flats, OR

Tuition: $405
Details: Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center

Sept. 27 – Sept. 29, 2019
Crested Butte, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Irwin Guides

Sept. 28 – Sept. 30, 2019
Nelson/Richmond, New Zealand

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS New Zealand

Oct. 4 – Oct. 6, 2019
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $315 to $345
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 5 – Oct. 7, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

Oct. 11 – Oct. 13, 2019
Boone, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Appalachian State University - Outdoor Programs

Oct. 12 – Oct. 14, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

Oct. 18 – Oct. 20, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: TBA
Details: University of Utah

Oct. 18 – Oct. 20, 2019
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $275 to $325
Details: University of Colorado-Boulder

Oct. 18 – Oct. 20, 2019
Lisle, IL

Tuition: $315 to $345
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 19 – Oct. 21, 2019
Lexington, KY

Tuition: $275 to $325
Details: University Of Kentucky

Oct. 25 – Oct. 27, 2019
Durango, CO

Tuition: $320
Details: Griz K. Kelley

Oct. 26 – Oct. 28, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

Nov. 1 – Nov. 3, 2019
Jackson, WY

Tuition: $390 to $570
Details: Teton Science Schools

Nov. 1 – Nov. 3, 2019
Skatboet, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Nov. 5 – Nov. 7, 2019
La Paz, Mexico

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Mexico

Nov. 8 – Nov. 10, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

Nov. 8 – Nov. 10, 2019
Estes Park, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Mountain Rescue Institute

Nov. 9 – Nov. 11, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

Nov. 15 – Nov. 17, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

Nov. 16 – Nov. 18, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

Nov. 22 – Nov. 24, 2019
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $275 to $325
Details: University of Colorado-Boulder

Nov. 22 – Nov. 24, 2019
Olympic National Park, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: NatureBridge in Olympic National Park

Dec. 6 – Dec. 8, 2019
Chico, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Associated Students of CSU Chico - Adventure Outings

Dec. 9 – Dec. 11, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

Dec. 14 – Dec. 16, 2019
Midpines, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

Dec. 16 – Dec. 18, 2019
Coyhaique, Chile

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Patagonia

2020 Dates

Jan. 3 – Jan. 5, 2020
Durango, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Griz K. Kelley

Jan. 10 – Jan. 12, 2020
Brevard, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Brevard College

Jan. 17 – Jan. 19, 2020
Colorado Springs, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Colorado College

Jan. 18 – Jan. 20, 2020
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

Feb. 14 – Feb. 16, 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland

Tuition: TBA
Details: Icelandic Mountain Guides

Feb. 15 – Feb. 17, 2020
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

Feb. 15 – Feb. 17, 2020
Walla Walla, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Whitman College

Feb. 15 – Feb. 17, 2020
Walla Walla, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Whitman College

April 3 – April 5, 2020
Boone, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Appalachian State University - Outdoor Programs

April 11 – April 13, 2020
Santiago, Chile

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Patagonia

April 30 – May 2, 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland

Tuition: TBA
Details: Icelandic Mountain Guides

May 1 – May 3, 2020
Palmer, AK

Tuition: $335
Details: NOLS Alaska

May 23 – May 25, 2020
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

May 23 – May 25, 2020
Albuquerque, NM

Tuition: TBA
Details: Cottonwood Gulch Foundation

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition

$275 to $570

Duration

24 hours

Minimum Age

16 yrs.

Academic Credit

1 College Credits
  • 1 Semester
Learn about Academic Credit

Certifications

CPR

Epinephrine Auto-injector

Wilderness First Responder

Downloads

Course Outline

Start/End

Varies

Fly in/out

Varies

Skills learned

Wilderness Medicine

Additional Details

Continuing Education:

This course is pre-approved for 18 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). More info...

Active members of the Wilderness Medical Society may earn up to 14 hours of credit towards a Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM). More here.

 

Prerequisites:

Ready to recertify? Be sure to check out our recertification policies to make sure you're eligible to refresh your certification. 

 

 

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