Wilderness First Responder Re-Certification

Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? This three day scenario-based course is designed as a review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with current updates in the wilderness medicine field. WFR Recertification courses include Adult CPR for those who also need this requirement. This course may be used to recertify Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. Upon successful course completion you will earn a NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute WFR or WEMT certification. For a list of wilderness medicine schools that WMI recognizes as eligible for recertification please contact our office.

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Course Length:

3 Days, 24 Hours

Recommended for:

Students who wish to re-certify a current, or in grace year WFR.


WFR or WEMT certification from WMI or OPEPA (must be current or within grace year), SOLO or WMA (must be current) to recertify through this course.

Course Cost:

$190  - Current Appalachian State University students

$305 - Other

$100 deposit can be made to reserve your spot on this course

* The deposit is included in the total course tuition


Friday, October 13 - Sunday, October 15, 2017

Friday, April 6 - Sunday, April 8, 2018

        8:00am-5:00pm, Friday - Sunday


Broadstone at Appalachian State University

1431 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604


Onsite lodging at Broadstone is optional.  Camping, car camping or cabin space is available at Broadstone  on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Any overnight stay is $15/night and grants access to the kitchen amenities and indoor showers located in cabins.

Certifications Received:

WMI Wilderness First Responder Certification

WMI Adult & Child CPR certification

Certifications are current for two years.

Academic Course Credit:

Appalachian State University's Recreation Management Department  offers 1.00 credit for this course. The course number is RM3534. This is optional. Enrollment for this course can take place via ApplNet course registration. Payment for course may take place AFTER ApplNet registration. If you need any further assistance with academic course credit, contact Dr. Erik Rabinowitz , Recreation Managment Area Director.

Continuing Education:

This course is pre-approved for 18 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

Course Paperwork:

Download: Course Application

Download: Health Form

Download: Landmark Release

Download: WMI Release

Download: Broadstone Agreement

Download: Wilderness First Responder Re Cert Course Outline Expectations Packing List

Download: Before You Arrive to Broadstone

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For more information contact Outdoor Programs, Chris Bartram at  Bartramc@appstate.edu or at 828-262-4077.

Contact OP


Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Phone: (828) 262-4077
Fax: (828) 262-3033

A department of UREC in the division of Student Development.

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