Wilderness First Responder Recertification









Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack?

Join the leader in wilderness medicine for a three-day scenario-based course to review and practice evacuation and decision making guidelines. Our dynamic, experienced instructors will refresh you on the current techniques, protocols and controversies in the wilderness medicine field. You’ll have opportunities to ask questions based on your real life experiences and practice scenarios and case studies that will challenge you.

The WFR Recertification course also includes Adult/child CPR and FBAO. This course is the most popular recertification program in Wilderness Medicine and is ideal for current Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness EMTs. The WFR Recertification course is pre-approved for 18 hours of EMT CEUs by CECBEMS.

  • Location:
    Index, WA
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  • Season:
    Year Round
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  • Pre-requisite:
    Instructor Permission
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Our course location in Index; The River House, is home to Outdoor Adventures, Adventure Rafting Company, and Wave Trek and provides excellent indoor and outdoor training areas on the banks of the Skykomish River in the Cascades. Directions. Schedule: Course begins at 8am each day!

Each participant must review and complete our Liability/Medical Release form prior to taking part in an activity. Minors must have a parent signature. If you would like to have a copy of this form emailed to you please contact us.



Recertification Requirements

If you hold a current Wilderness First Responder certification of at least 72 hours, you will receive a WMI WFR certification upon successful completion of your WFR Recert course. If you hold a valid WFR certification from WMI, we ask you to bring your certification card so that the instructor can verify your expiration date. Students holding a current WFR certification from any other organization are REQUIRED to submit a photocopy of their certification card on the first day of the course. If you hold a current WFR certification from any other wilderness medicine organization with less than a 72 hour certification, you will receive a letter of course completion in lieu of a WMI WFR certification. This letter of completion may allow you to recertify with your original certifying organization. You must contact that organization prior to your WMI course to ensure that our course will meet their requirements for recertification.

All students are required to submit a photocopy of their WFR certification card on the first day of the course. There is a one-year grace period for recertification of WMI cards. Keep in mind that your certification is not current during this grace year period and therefore you cannot work as a Wilderness First Responder.


You will be required to complete a WRITTEN EXAM at the BEGINNING of the course. Check the following web page for information and resources on how to best prepare for your course.

Lodging & Meals

Your course tuition does not include lodging or meals, unless noted. Both are available for an additional fee. Local camping is also available. Your course registration packet will include a list of local accomodations with contact info.

Registration and Schedule

Upcoming courses will be shown in the calendar below. No calendar indicates that we do not have any dates for this program scheduled for the next 3 months. Check back again soon!

Person: Ages 16+