Wilderness First Responder Hybrid Recertification

12 hours of interactive online learning followed by 16 hours of in-person training to renew your Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness Emergency Medical Services (WEMS) certification.

Study online. 
Learn in-person.

Review essential skills, wilderness protocols, and updates in emergency medicine through 12 hours of independent, pre-course online work and 12 hours of immersive, in-person training, discussion, and simulations.

  • Keep your existing WFR or WEMS certification active
  • Gain valuable continuing education hours
  • Renew your BLS CPR certification at the same time
  • Learn new advances in wilderness medicine

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 Wilderness First Responder courses integrate hands-on training, scenario-based learning, and expert-led instruction from experienced hosts all over the world.

Stay informed and prepared

Refresh your knowledge on wilderness medicine, leadership and critical thinking, and updated medical and emergency protocols. Online work is completed independently before attending two days of in-person training.

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