Wilderness First Responder Re-Certification

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The Open Re-certification course can be used to recertify a Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, or a Wilderness Medical Associates’ Wilderness EMT.

2019 Recertification is currently full. 


Instruction will be provided through Wilderness Medical Associates. Housing and Food will be provided with this course. Food can accommodate allergies, preferences, and intolerances. Housing is semi-private to bunk style. All bathroom and shower accommodations are on site. Wi-fi, library, cable television, and pool table available for down time. (Although studying will consume most of that free-time).


The Open Recertification course is open to graduates of any wilderness-based first aid training course that was at least 64 hours long and completed within 3 years of the proposed recertification option. Successful graduates of this course will receive Wilderness Medical Associates’ Wilderness First Responder, Anaphylaxis, and BLS/Healthcare Provider-level CPR certifications. WMA WEMT graduates with a current EMT-B or Paramedic certificate may also recertify the wilderness portion of their WEMT with this course.

**If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMT if is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.**

Students must be at least sixteen years old to participate in the Open Recertification course. Those under age eighteen will require the written consent of a parent or guardian.


Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills and a successful grade on a final written exam. Wilderness Medical Associates International is committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.

Included Materials

All teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books on this course:

  • Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner
  • The Field Guide of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine
  • SOAP Notebook
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