Wilderness First Responder Recertification
Get your Wilderness First Responder (WFR) recertification during our 3-day, in-person recertification course.
Renew your WFR certification in 3 days
Review essential skills, wilderness protocols, and updates in emergency medicine through 24 hours of immersive, in-person training, discussion, and simulations.
- Keep your existing WFR certification active
- Gain valuable continuing education hours
- Renew your BLS CPR certification at the same time
- Learn about new advances in wilderness medicine
Hone essential skills
Under the guidance of experienced, licensed professionals, you will refresh your knowledge on wilderness medicine, review updated emergency medicine and protocols, and hone your skills as a WFR. Recertification takes just three days.
I wanted to let you know that my WMA WFR recert was fantastic this past weekend. The Chewonki campus was a great location, and Nancy Doherty is the best instructor I’ve had in my many years of WFA / WFR classes with various organizations. She’s professional, warm, funny, and really knows her stuff. WMA has a real treasure in Nancy! Thanks so much for all WMA does to provide top-notch instruction and keep us all safer in the outdoors. – WFR Recert Student
Two of our staff that took the WFR course with Lucy Tate in Juneau were recently the first responders to the plane crash. They made it clear how much the training helped and how all our remote field crews should have it. They controlled bleeding for hours before the coast guard arrived. The first thing they said after the accident was how much their WMA training helped and potentially saved lives today. – N. Frost – WFR Student
Thank you, thank you, thank you guys for all that you provide in these very real and in-depth courses. Your instructors are top notch. As a registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide, I was hoping to never have to use my WFR skills, however, I am incredible thankful that I did have them. The competency of your instructors is why I was able to do what I did in the field. – WFR Student
WMA really cares about the students. They don’t just toss info at you and expect you to regurgitate it. They make sure you know it and can use it, without apprehension when you really need it. – WFR Student Sheridan Mountain Campus
Led with experience, knowledge, and passion.
Wilderness Medicine Associates International instructors are licensed medical providers with diverse backgrounds in medicine, education, and rescue work. Their passion for their craft lends itself to vibrant, engaging, and practical courses that have the power to change lives.
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.
Discover the right course to start or advance your wilderness medical training.
Wilderness First Responder
Learn the essential skills, knowledge, and critical thinking required to assess and manage medical problems in low-resource environments for weeks if necessary.
WAFA to WFR Bridge Course
Build on your Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) skills to transition to the scope of practice and competency of a Wilderness First Responder (WFR).