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!

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

Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2019
Boulder, CO

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

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

Tuition: $330
Details: Mike Schiller
Full, Waitlist Available details

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

Tuition: $325 to $400
Details: Landmark Learning

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

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

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

Tuition: $345
Details: Irwin Guides

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

Tuition: $405
Details: Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center

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

Tuition: $335
Details: NOLS New Zealand
Full, Waitlist Available details

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: $230 to $360
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: $355
Details: University of Utah

Oct. 18 – Oct. 20, 2019
Lisle, IL

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

Oct. 18 – Oct. 20, 2019
Boulder, CO

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

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
Skatboet, Sweden

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

Nov. 1 – Nov. 3, 2019
Jackson, WY

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

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: $315 to $385
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
Olympic National Park, WA

Tuition: $180 to $360
Details: NatureBridge in Olympic National Park

Nov. 22 – Nov. 24, 2019
Boulder, CO

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

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. 13 – Dec. 15, 2019
Portland, OR

Tuition: $280 to $315
Details: Portland State University

Dec. 13 – Dec. 15, 2019
Austin, TX

Tuition: TBA
Details: University of Texas at Austin

Dec. 14 – Dec. 16, 2019
Midpines, CA

Tuition: $373
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: $335
Details: Griz K. Kelley

Jan. 10 – Jan. 12, 2020
Brevard, NC

Tuition: TBA
Details: Brevard College

Jan. 13 – Jan. 15, 2020
Hudson, WI

Tuition: TBA
Details: YMCA Camp St. Croix

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

Tuition: TBA
Details: Colorado College

Jan. 17 – Jan. 19, 2020
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: CSU Outdoor Program

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

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

Jan. 18 – Jan. 20, 2020
Spearfish, SD

Tuition: $350
Details: Black Hills State University Outdoor Program

Jan. 25 – Jan. 27, 2020
Tucson, AZ

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Jan. 25 – Jan. 27, 2020
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $335
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2020
Midpines, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

Feb. 7 – Feb. 9, 2020
Tampa, FL

Tuition: TBA
Details: University of South Florida - Tampa

Feb. 8 – Feb. 10, 2020
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $335
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

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

Tuition: TBA
Details: Whitman College

Feb. 15 – Feb. 17, 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland

Tuition: TBA
Details: Icelandic Mountain Guides

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

Tuition: TBA
Details: Whitman College

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

Tuition: TBA
Details: UC Santa Cruz

Feb. 19 – Feb. 21, 2020
Moab, UT

Tuition: $332.50 to $350
Details: Canyonlands Field Institute

Feb. 21 – Feb. 23, 2020
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $335
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

Feb. 21 – Feb. 23, 2020
Glencoe, IL

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, 2020
Bend, OR

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

Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, 2020
Bend, OR

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

Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, 2020
Bend, OR

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

Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, 2020
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, 2020
Bend, OR

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

Feb. 28 – March 1, 2020
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $335 to $410
Details: Landmark Learning

March 1 – March 3, 2020
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $335
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

March 10 – March 12, 2020
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

March 11 – March 13, 2020
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $335
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

March 13 – March 15, 2020
Boise, ID

Tuition: TBA
Details: Sage International School

March 19 – March 21, 2020
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $335
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

March 20 – March 22, 2020
Arcata, CA

Tuition: TBA
Details: Humboldt State University

March 20 – March 22, 2020
Durango, CO

Tuition: $335
Details: Griz K. Kelley

March 27 – March 29, 2020
Prescott, AZ

Tuition: $335
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

April 3 – April 5, 2020
Boone, NC

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

April 3 – April 5, 2020
Bozeman, MT

Tuition: $320
Details: Crossing Latitudes

April 3 – April 5, 2020
Durango, CO

Tuition: $335
Details: Griz K. Kelley

April 7 – April 9, 2020
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

April 11 – April 13, 2020
Santiago, Chile

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Patagonia

April 18 – April 20, 2020
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $335
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

April 20 – April 22, 2020
Estes Park, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Mountain Rescue Institute

April 24 – April 26, 2020
Durango, CO

Tuition: $335
Details: Griz K. Kelley

April 25 – April 27, 2020
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

April 25 – April 27, 2020
Breckenridge, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center

April 27 – April 29, 2020
Flåm, Norway

Tuition: TBA
Details: Crossing Latitudes

April 30 – May 2, 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland

Tuition: TBA
Details: Icelandic Mountain Guides

May 1 – May 3, 2020
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $335 to $410
Details: Landmark Learning

May 1 – May 3, 2020
Palmer, AK

Tuition: $335
Details: NOLS Alaska

May 5 – May 7, 2020
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $335 to $410
Details: Landmark Learning

May 9 – May 11, 2020
Bend, OR

Tuition: TBA
Details: Bend Park & Recreation District

May 15 – May 17, 2020
Denver, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: Regis University

May 15 – May 17, 2020
Durango, CO

Tuition: $335
Details: Griz K. Kelley

May 15 – May 17, 2020
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $335
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

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

May 29 – May 31, 2020
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: CSU Outdoor Program

May 29 – May 31, 2020
Bozeman, MT

Tuition: $320
Details: Crossing Latitudes

June 1 – June 3, 2020
Cullowhee, NC

Tuition: $335 to $410
Details: Landmark Learning

June 5 – June 7, 2020
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $335
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

July 10 – July 12, 2020
Lisle, IL

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

July 24 – July 26, 2020
Fort Collins, CO

Tuition: TBA
Details: CSU Outdoor Program

Oct. 3 – Oct. 5, 2020
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $335
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

Oct. 10 – Oct. 12, 2020
South Holland, IL

Tuition: TBA
Details: REI Outdoor School

Nov. 13 – Nov. 15, 2020
Flagstaff, AZ

Tuition: $335
Details: Flagstaff Field Institute

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition

$180 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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