Wilderness First Responder Re-Certification

The nationally recognized standard in wilderness medicine education

This course is for currently certified Wilderness First Responders. If you hold a current (or recently expired) WMI card, or have a current card from an organization that holds a class with a minimum of 70 hours, this course will get you current.

Three days and 24 hours of class later you will have your skills reevaluated and tested, and you will feel much more prepared to lead wilderness programs.

Our Wilderness Medicine courses take place at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County. Camping is provided with the course fee. Participants must provide their own camping gear and food along with transportation to the Lake. Early check-in is available for the night prior to the course.

This course is approved by the United States Coast Guard to satisfy the first aid and CPR training requirements [46 CFR 11.205(e)(1)(i) &46 CFR 11.205(e)(2)(iv)] for a merchant mariner license.

Scholarship and Financial Aid: Individuals fluent in American Sign Language or Signed Exact English may be eligible to receive a full scholarship. We accept AmeriCorps awards for the WFR with college credit. WMI can process Veterans Benefits for WFR courses in Wyoming.