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The Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFR-Recert) course is a three-day 24-hour long course taught by NOLS Wilderness Medicine. The WFR-Recert 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 NOLS Wilderness Medicine Wilderness First Responder and Adult & Child CPR 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 read the NOLS Program Notice.
The primary course classroom will be in Memorial Union on the UW-Madison Campus (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 members aspiring to take on more leadership within their clubs should inquire with their club presidents/advisors about scholarship opportunities.