Bridge WAFA to WFR

Elevate your existing Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) education to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification with our 36-hour Bridge course.

Advance your training

Build on your Wilderness Advanced First Aid* skills and earn a Wilderness First Responder certification. This course also stands as a WFR recertification course to those with existing WFR certifications.

  • Upgrade from WAFA to WFR in 36 hours
  • Learn from licensed medical professionals
  • Gain valuable continuing education hours
  • Earn your WFR certification and BLS CPR certification

*Must be taken within three years of WAFA certification to qualify.

Dedicated to teaching practical medicine in remote and low-resourced settings — globally

Taught on all 7 continents

Our curriculum is taught by medical professionals around the world.

10,000+ trained every year

WMA International annually trains over 10,000 students and participants worldwide.

Hosts from every industry

Our hosts range from colleges, guide services, and summer camps to government agencies.

Practicing, licensed medical professionals

Our instructors are licensed medical practitioners with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Peer-reviewed curriculum

Our Medical Director and Curriculum Director review and edit our curriculum annually, keeping our practices current.

Training for remote adventuring

We prepare students with the skills, training and knowledge needed to face any challenge, anywhere.


Meet our hosts

Our classroom has no limits

Our globally accessible Bridge courses integrate hands-on training, scenario-based learning, and expert-led instruction from experienced hosts all over the world.

Take it to the next level

Our Bridge course is designed for WAFA-certified individuals who are eager to enhance their expertise and earn a WFR certification. The course is completed in 36 hours under the guidance of an experienced, licensed instructor.

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