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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.

Prerequisites: 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:

  • $250 - Current Appalachian State University students
  • $375 - Other

Deposit Amounts: Deposit can be made to reserve your spot on this course

  • $150 - Current Appalachian State University students
  • $260 - Other


April 3 - Sunday, April 5, 2020 (Course is FULL - Not accepting registrations at this time)

  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday - Sunday

Location: Broadstone at Appalachian State University

1431 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Lodging: Onsite lodging at Broadstone is optional. Cabin space is available at Broadstone on a first-come, first-serve basis. Any overnight stay is $20/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.

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).

Download: 2019-2020 Course Application

Download: NOLS Rescue Gear

Download: Landmark Agreement

Download: NOLS Release

Download: Broadstone Agreement

Download: Before You Arrive to Broadstone

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For more information, contact Valerie Kankiewicz at or (828) 262-4954.