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.

Click here for additional course registration information.

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:

$200  - Current Appalachian State University students

$325 - Other

Deposit Amounts:

Deposit can be made to reserve your spot on this course

$100  - Current Appalachian State University students

$200 - Other


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.  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.

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: 2017 Course Application

 Download: Health Form

Download: Landmark Release

Download: NOLS Release

 Download: Broadstone Agreement

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

Download: Before You Arrive to Broadstone

Click here for additional course registration information.

For more information contact Eddie Simmons at Simmnsed@appstate.edu, (828) 262-2100.

Contact OP


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

Phone: (828) 262-4077
A program area within UREC in the division of Student Affairs.

First Ascent Summer 2018 registration has started. These programs fill rapidly. Join us on Appalachian State Univeristy's only Wilderness Orientation program this summer!