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

2019 Dates

Jan. 19 – Jan. 21, 2019
Laramie, WY

Tuition: $275 to $325
Details: University of Wyoming

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

Tuition: $345
Details: UC Santa Cruz

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

Tuition: TBA
Details: Icelandic Mountain Guides
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Jan. 25 – Jan. 27, 2019
Picacho, AZ

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

Jan. 26 – Jan. 28, 2019
Denver, CO

Tuition: $315 to $345
Details: REI Outdoor School
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Feb. 1 – Feb. 3, 2019
Tampa, FL

Tuition: TBA
Details: University of South Florida - Tampa

Feb. 1 – Feb. 3, 2019
Seattle, WA

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

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

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah
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Feb. 1 – Feb. 3, 2019
Midpines, CA

Tuition: $335 to $365
Details: Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort
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Feb. 8 – Feb. 10, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

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

Feb. 15 – Feb. 17, 2019
Boulder, CO

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

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

Tuition: $350
Details: UCLA Outdoor Adventures

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

Tuition: $345
Details: UC Santa Cruz

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

Tuition: $295 to $345
Details: Whitman College
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Feb. 16 – Feb. 18, 2019
Portland, OR

Tuition: $315 to $345
Details: REI Outdoor School
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Feb. 16 – Feb. 18, 2019
Walla Walla, WA

Tuition: $295 to $345
Details: Whitman College

Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, 2019
Lake City, CO

Tuition: $300
Details: Hinsdale County EMS
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Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, 2019
Glencoe, IL

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

Feb. 23 – Feb. 25, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: $340
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

Feb. 27 – March 1, 2019
Moab, UT

Tuition: $332.50 to $350
Details: Canyonlands Field Institute
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March 1 – March 3, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah

March 8 – March 10, 2019
Durango, CO

Tuition: $320
Details: Griz K. Kelley

March 8 – March 10, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: $340
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

March 8 – March 10, 2019
Boyds, MD

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

March 8 – March 10, 2019
Arcata, CA

Tuition: $245 to $280
Details: Humboldt State University

March 13 – March 15, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

March 15 – March 17, 2019
Bremerton, WA

Tuition: $325
Details: Mike Schiller

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
Jawbone Flats, OR

Tuition: $405
Details: Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center

March 29 – March 31, 2019
Durango, CO

Tuition: $320
Details: Griz K. Kelley

March 29 – March 31, 2019
Prescott, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

April 5 – April 7, 2019
Boone, NC

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

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

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah

April 12 – April 14, 2019
Bozeman, MT

Tuition: $320
Details: Crossing Latitudes

April 12 – April 14, 2019
Boise, ID

Tuition: $310
Details: Sage International School

April 12 – April 14, 2019
Santiago, Chile

Tuition: $295
Details: NOLS Patagonia

April 15 – April 17, 2019
Estes Park, CO

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

April 16 – April 18, 2019
Juneau, AK

Tuition: $375
Details: East Basin Company

April 19 – April 21, 2019
Crested Butte, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Irwin Guides

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

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah

April 19 – April 21, 2019
Durango, CO

Tuition: $320
Details: Griz K. Kelley

April 19 – April 21, 2019
Fairbanks, AK

Tuition: TBA
Details: East Basin Company

April 20 – April 22, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $330
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

April 20 – April 22, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: $340
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

April 26 – April 28, 2019
Juneau, AK

Tuition: TBA
Details: East Basin Company

April 30 – May 2, 2019
Bend, OR

Tuition: $340
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

May 3 – May 5, 2019
Breckenridge, CO

Tuition: $315 to $390
Details: Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center

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 3 – May 5, 2019
Palmer, AK

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Alaska

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

Tuition: $335
Details: University of Utah

May 6 – May 8, 2019
Flåm, Norway

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

May 6 – May 8, 2019
Winona, MN

Tuition: TBA
Details: Winona State University

May 7 – May 9, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

May 10 – May 12, 2019
Durango, CO

Tuition: $320
Details: Griz K. Kelley

May 16 – May 18, 2019
Denver, CO

Tuition: $275 to $325
Details: Regis University

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 28 – May 30, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $370
Details: Landmark Learning

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: $275 to $325
Details: CSU Outdoor Program

May 31 – June 2, 2019
Roanoke, VA

Tuition: $325
Details: Roanoke Parks And Recreation

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: $320 to $345
Details: Grand Canyon Association Field Institute

June 28 – June 30, 2019
Woodinville, WA

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

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: TBA
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

Oct. 4 – Oct. 6, 2019
Woodinville, WA

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

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

Oct. 18 – Oct. 20, 2019
Lisle, IL

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

Oct. 25 – Oct. 27, 2019
Durango, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Griz K. Kelley

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. 8 – Nov. 10, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

Nov. 15 – Nov. 17, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

Nov. 22 – Nov. 24, 2019
Boulder, CO

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

Dec. 9 – Dec. 11, 2019
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

2020 Dates

Jan. 3 – Jan. 5, 2020
Durango, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Griz K. Kelley

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

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition

$230 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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