We are excited to have you recertify with us. Please find the course that interests you below, ensure you are eligible to participate, and then proceed to that course page for more information and a schedule of upcoming courses.
Recertify your Wilderness First Responder
You may recertify through a Wilderness First Responder Recertification course, a Bridge course, or by taking another Wilderness First Responder course.
Eligible graduates from other wilderness medical schools must have a current WFR certification (unexpired or within your grace period) earned in one of the following course types: A WFR course with a minimum of 72 hours of in-person instruction, 2) a 72-hour Hybrid course with a minimum of 45 hours of in-person instruction, or 3) a WFR Recertification course with a minimum of 16 hours of in-person instruction. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WMA International currently accepts one-year online extensions of WFR courses that meet the above requirements. We do not accept online extensions that are greater than one year. We do not allow students with a certification from an exclusively online WFR (or WFR recertification) course to attend a WMA recertification course.
Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) certification holders are eligible to recertify in WMA recertification courses. Upon successful completion, students will receive a WFR certification.
Recertify your Wilderness EMS Upgrade
WMA International WEMS Upgrade graduates may recertify their WEMS upgrade through a Wilderness First Responder Recertification course. Learn more here.
If you have a current WEMS/WEMT certification from another organization, you may not recertify your WEMS/WEMT with us, but you may recertify with us at the WFR level. Note: you may be able to petition your original certifying body to renew your WEMS/WEMT certification based on participation in one of our Recertification courses. We recommend obtaining verification of this prior to enrolling in a WMA International course.
Recertify your Wilderness Advanced First Aid
WAFA graduates have two options when it is time to recertify. The first option we recommend is to take a Bridge Course and upgrade your certification to a Wilderness First Responder. If you are not interested in upgrading, you may simply take another WAFA course.
To participate in a Bridge course, eligible graduates from other wilderness medical schools must have a current (unexpired or within your grace period) WAFA certification (or the equivalent) from either 1) an in-person course that was a minimum of 36 hours, or 2) a 36-hour Hybrid course with a minimum of 24 hours of in-person instruction. WMA International accepts one-year online extensions of WAFA courses that meet one of the requirements above. We do not accept online extensions that are greater than one year. We do not allow students with a certification from an exclusively online WAFA (or WAFA recertification) course to attend a Bridge course.
Recertify your Wilderness First Aid
We do not offer a recertification course at the WFA level. We recommend you take another WFA or consider upgrading your certification by successfully completing a WAFA or WFR course.