Wilderness First Responder Recertification

Credit: Kirk Rasmussen

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!

Also see dates for our Hybrid WFR Recertification Course here. 

Dates

Dates

2018 Dates

May 25 – May 27, 2018
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: $250 to $300
Details: CSU Outdoor Program
Full, Waitlist Available details

May 26 – May 28, 2018
Santa Cruz, CA

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

May 26 – May 28, 2018
Albuquerque, NM

Tuition: $290
Details: Cottonwood Gulch Foundation

June 1 – June 3, 2018
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $250 to $300
Details: University of Colorado-Boulder
Full, Waitlist Available details

June 1 – June 3, 2018
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $325
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute
Filling fast! details

June 15 – June 17, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah
Filling fast! details

June 22 – June 24, 2018
Grand Canyon, AZ

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

June 23 – June 25, 2018
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $305 to $335
Details: REI Outdoor School
Full, Waitlist Available details

July 27 – July 29, 2018
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: $250 to $300
Details: CSU Outdoor Program
Filling fast! details

Aug. 3 – Aug. 5, 2018
Denver, CO

Tuition: $305 to $335
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 3 – Aug. 5, 2018
Kelly, WY

Tuition: $376 to $556
Details: Teton Science Schools

Aug. 3 – Aug. 5, 2018
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $305 to $335
Details: REI Outdoor School

Aug. 15 – Aug. 17, 2018
Carbondale, CO

Tuition: $325
Details: Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, 2018
Nelson/Richmond, New Zealand

Tuition: $320
Details: NOLS New Zealand

Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, 2018
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $250 to $300
Details: University of Colorado-Boulder

Sept. 7 – Sept. 9, 2018
Nelson/Richmond, New Zealand

Tuition: $320
Details: NOLS New Zealand

Sept. 16 – Sept. 18, 2018
Coyhaique, Chile

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Patagonia

Sept. 21 – Sept. 23, 2018
Portland, ME

Tuition: TBA
Details: Outdoor Sport Institute (formerly Maine Winter Sports Center)

Sept. 21 – Sept. 23, 2018
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $300 to $375
Details: Landmark Learning

Sept. 21 – Sept. 23, 2018
Accokeek, MD

Tuition: $305 to $335
Details: REI Outdoor School

Sept. 28 – Sept. 30, 2018
Crested Butte, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Irwin Guides

Sept. 28 – Sept. 30, 2018
Jawbone Flats, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center

Oct. 2 – Oct. 4, 2018
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

Oct. 5 – Oct. 7, 2018
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $325
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

Oct. 8 – Oct. 10, 2018
Gardiner, MT

Tuition: TBA
Details: Yellowstone Forever

Oct. 9 – Oct. 11, 2018
Woodinville, WA

Tuition: $305 to $335
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 12 – Oct. 14, 2018
Bremerton, WA

Tuition: $325
Details: Mike Schiller

Oct. 19 – Oct. 21, 2018
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $250 to $300
Details: University of Colorado-Boulder

Oct. 19 – Oct. 21, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: TBA
Details: University of Utah

Oct. 19 – Oct. 21, 2018
Glencoe, IL

Tuition: $305 to $335
Details: REI Outdoor School

Oct. 20 – Oct. 22, 2018
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

Nov. 2 – Nov. 4, 2018
Bloomington, MN

Tuition: $305 to $335
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 2 – Nov. 4, 2018
Jackson, WY

Tuition: $376 to $556
Details: Teton Science Schools

Nov. 2 – Nov. 4, 2018
Värmdö, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Nov. 2 – Nov. 4, 2018
Bishop, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Sierra Mountain Center

Nov. 2 – Nov. 4, 2018
Leavenworth, WA

Tuition: $330
Details: Wilderness Medicine Northwest

Nov. 2 – Nov. 4, 2018
Greenville, NC

Tuition: $250 to $350
Details: East Carolina University

Nov. 9 – Nov. 11, 2018
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

Nov. 9 – Nov. 11, 2018
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $300 to $375
Details: Landmark Learning

Nov. 9 – Nov. 11, 2018
Albuquerque, NM

Tuition: TBA
Details: Albuquerque Academy

Nov. 9 – Nov. 11, 2018
Grand Junction, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Colorado Mesa University Outdoor Program

Nov. 10 – Nov. 12, 2018
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

Nov. 16 – Nov. 18, 2018
Boulder, CO

Tuition: $250 to $300
Details: University of Colorado-Boulder

Nov. 16 – Nov. 18, 2018
Hailey, ID

Tuition: TBA
Details: Idaho Rescue Training

Nov. 16 – Nov. 18, 2018
Estes Park, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Mountain Rescue Institute

Nov. 16 – Nov. 18, 2018
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $325
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

Nov. 16 – Nov. 18, 2018
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $300 to $375
Details: Landmark Learning

Nov. 17 – Nov. 19, 2018
Bishop, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Sierra Mountain Center

Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2018
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $300 to $375
Details: Landmark Learning

Dec. 7 – Dec. 9, 2018
Chico, CA

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

Dec. 8 – Dec. 10, 2018
Midpines, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

Dec. 14 – Dec. 16, 2018
McCall, ID

Tuition: TBA
Details: McCall Outdoor Science School

2019 Dates

Jan. 4 – Jan. 6, 2019
Brevard, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Brevard College

Jan. 19 – Jan. 21, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

Jan. 25 – Jan. 27, 2019
Reykjavik, Iceland

Tuition: TBA
Details: Icelandic Mountain Guides

Feb. 1 – Feb. 3, 2019
Midpines, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

Feb. 12 – Feb. 14, 2019
Grand Canyon, AZ

Tuition: TBA
Details: Grand Canyon Association Field Institute

Feb. 15 – Feb. 17, 2019
Boulder, CO

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

Feb. 16 – Feb. 18, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

April 12 – April 14, 2019
Santiago, Chile

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Patagonia

May 3 – May 5, 2019
Boulder, CO

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

May 3 – May 5, 2019
Palmer, AK

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Alaska

May 7 – May 9, 2019
La Paz, Mexico

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Mexico

May 17 – May 19, 2019
Reykjavik, Iceland

Tuition: TBA
Details: Icelandic Mountain Guides

May 25 – May 27, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

May 25 – May 27, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

Tuition: TBA
Details: Cottonwood Gulch Foundation

May 31 – June 2, 2019
Boulder, CO

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

June 21 – June 23, 2019
Grand Canyon, AZ

Tuition: TBA
Details: Grand Canyon Association Field Institute

Aug. 16 – Aug. 18, 2019
Kelly, WY

Tuition: TBA
Details: Teton Science Schools

Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2019
Boulder, CO

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

Oct. 18 – Oct. 20, 2019
Boulder, CO

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

Nov. 22 – Nov. 24, 2019
Boulder, CO

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

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition
$250 to $556
Duration
24 hours
Minimum Age
16 yrs.
Academic Credit
1 College Credits
  • 1 Semester
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Certifications

CPR

Epinephrine Auto-injector

Wilderness First Responder

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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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