WFR Photo Photo Courtesy of Alex Zhitnik
The Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFRR) course is a 24-hour course taught by NOLS. The WFRR course is designed to update and recertify your skills in making critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.
Hold a current Wilderness First Responder Certification or be in your certification's grace period. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.
Participants are required to pass both written and practical examinations to obtain WFR and CPR recertification. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification. EMTs are eligible for 18 hours of continuing education (CEUs). All certifications are current for two years.
After careful consideration, NOLS will be putting a student vaccination requirement into effect for all US-based courses, starting in November 2021. For more information, please visit the event registration page.
Primary classroom will be held at Memorial Union in Madison-800 Langdon Street. We are not able to offer housing or camping for this course. There are hotels and hostels available nearby. Food is not provided, but is available for purchase in the building and at nearby locations to Memorial Union. There is a refrigerator and microwave to chill and warm food.
Register here, call our office at (608) 262-1630 or stop in during office during business hours. Current Hoofers should inquire with their club president about scholarship opportunities.