Wilderness First Responder Recertification

Credit: Heather Shannon

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

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

Tuition: TBA
Details: Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center
Full, Waitlist Available details

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

Tuition: $345
Details: Irwin Guides

Oct. 2 – Oct. 4, 2018
Bend, OR

Tuition: $340
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District
Full, Waitlist Available details

Oct. 5 – Oct. 7, 2018
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $325
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute
Full, Waitlist Available details

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
Glencoe, IL

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

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

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah

Oct. 19 – Oct. 21, 2018
Boulder, CO

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

Oct. 20 – Oct. 22, 2018
Bend, OR

Tuition: $340
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District
Filling fast! details

Oct. 26 – Oct. 28, 2018
Durango, CO

Tuition: $320
Details: Griz K. Kelley

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
Filling fast! details

Nov. 2 – Nov. 4, 2018
Värmdö, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

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
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $300 to $375
Details: Landmark Learning

Nov. 9 – Nov. 11, 2018
Bend, OR

Tuition: $340
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

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

Tuition: TBA
Details: Colorado Mesa University Outdoor Program

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

Tuition: $300
Details: Albuquerque Academy

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

Tuition: $345
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
Radford, VA

Tuition: $475
Details: Boy Scouts Of America - Blue Ridge Mountains Council

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

Tuition: $300 to $370
Details: Mountain Rescue Institute

Nov. 16 – Nov. 18, 2018
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $300 to $375
Details: Landmark Learning

Nov. 16 – Nov. 18, 2018
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $325
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute
Full, Waitlist Available details

Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2018
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $300 to $375
Details: Landmark Learning

Dec. 7 – Dec. 9, 2018
Austin, TX

Tuition: $320
Details: University of Texas at Austin

Dec. 7 – Dec. 9, 2018
Portland, OR

Tuition: $275 to $310
Details: Portland State University

Dec. 7 – Dec. 9, 2018
Chico, CA

Tuition: $300 to $330
Details: Associated Students of CSU Chico - Adventure Outings

Dec. 8 – Dec. 10, 2018
Midpines, CA

Tuition: $335
Details: Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

Dec. 14 – Dec. 16, 2018
McCall, ID

Tuition: TBA
Details: McCall Outdoor Science School

Dec. 15 – Dec. 17, 2018
Diablo, WA

Tuition: $365 to $650
Details: North Cascades Institute

2019 Dates

Jan. 4 – Jan. 6, 2019
Brevard, NC

Tuition: $325
Details: Brevard College

Jan. 13 – Jan. 15, 2019
Hudson, WI

Tuition: TBA
Details: YMCA Camp St. Croix

Jan. 18 – Jan. 20, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Colorado College

Jan. 18 – Jan. 20, 2019
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: CSU Outdoor Program

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

Tuition: $345
Details: UC Santa Cruz

Jan. 19 – Jan. 21, 2019
Laramie, WY

Tuition: TBA
Details: University of Wyoming

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

Tuition: TBA
Details: Icelandic Mountain Guides

Feb. 1 – Feb. 3, 2019
Midpines, CA

Tuition: $335
Details: Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

Feb. 1 – Feb. 3, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah

Feb. 1 – Feb. 3, 2019
Tampa, FL

Tuition: TBA
Details: University of South Florida - Tampa

Feb. 8 – Feb. 10, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

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
Walla Walla, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Whitman College

Feb. 16 – Feb. 18, 2019
Walla Walla, WA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Whitman College

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

Tuition: $345
Details: UC Santa Cruz

Feb. 16 – Feb. 18, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: $350
Details: UCLA Outdoor Adventures

Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

Feb. 23 – Feb. 25, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: $340
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

Feb. 27 – March 1, 2019
Moab, UT

Tuition: TBA
Details: Canyonlands Field Institute

March 1 – March 3, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah

March 8 – March 10, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: $340
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

March 8 – March 10, 2019
Arcata, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Humboldt State University

March 13 – March 15, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

March 22 – March 24, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

March 22 – March 24, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

March 29 – March 31, 2019
Prescott, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

April 5 – April 7, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah

April 5 – April 7, 2019
Boone, NC

Tuition: $230 to $360
Details: Appalachian State University - Outdoor Programs

April 12 – April 14, 2019
Boise, ID

Tuition: TBA
Details: Sage International School

April 12 – April 14, 2019
Santiago, Chile

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Patagonia

April 12 – April 14, 2019
Bozeman, MT

Tuition: $320
Details: Crossing Latitudes

April 15 – April 17, 2019
Estes Park, CO

Tuition: $325 to $395
Details: Mountain Rescue Institute

April 19 – April 21, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah

April 19 – April 21, 2019
Crested Butte, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Irwin Guides

April 20 – April 22, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: $340
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

April 20 – April 22, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

May 3 – May 5, 2019
Palmer, AK

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Alaska

May 3 – May 5, 2019
Boulder, CO

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

May 3 – May 5, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

May 4 – May 6, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah

May 4 – May 6, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: $340
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

May 6 – May 8, 2019
Flåm, Norway

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

May 7 – May 9, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

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 18 – May 20, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

May 25 – May 27, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition: $345
Details: UC Santa Cruz

May 25 – May 27, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

Tuition: $290
Details: Cottonwood Gulch Foundation

May 31 – June 2, 2019
Boulder, CO

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

May 31 – June 2, 2019
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: CSU Outdoor Program

June 1 – June 3, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

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

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah

June 21 – June 23, 2019
Grand Canyon, AZ

Tuition: TBA
Details: Grand Canyon Association Field Institute

July 26 – July 28, 2019
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: CSU Outdoor Program

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. 12 – Oct. 14, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

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

$230 to $650

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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