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.
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).
To be eligible for renewal of certification in this course, students must have successfully completed a Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness EMT Upgrade, or Recertification course taught by Wilderness Medical Associates within three years of the end date of the last course taken. WEMT’s must have a current EMT license, this course will only recertify the wilderness portion of a WEMT.
Current CPR certification at the level of American Heart Association ‘Provider’ CPR or American Red Cross ‘Professional Rescuer’ CPR. If you do not have the correct CPR certification, you may participate in the course, but your WFR certification will not be activated until you have submitted proof of proper CPR certification to the Wildmed office.
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.
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