Wilderness First Responder Recertification

SOLO Southeast’s Wilderness First Responder Recertification

This course is designed for individuals who hold a current WFR certification and need to re-certify before it expires and will brings you up to date with all new wilderness protocols along with refreshing your memory on standard WFR curriculum. This class also recertifies the wilderness component for WEMT’s.

Don’t have a SOLO Wilderness First Responder Certification? No problem! We offer reciprocity with several other schools allowing students to take our recert to update a current WFR. Please see details here.

Lodging: Available through NOC
Meals: Available through NOC’s Restaurants

Recommended For: Students whose current WFR Certification is due to expire.

Prerequisites: Previous WFR Certification

Certifications Received:
• 3-Year Wilderness First Responder Certification

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Courses Dates

Wilderness First Responder Recertification Jul 27th - 28th, 2024 Bryson City, NC $285
Wilderness First Responder Recertification Aug 5th - 6th, 2024 Bryson City, NC $285
Wilderness First Responder Recertification Aug 24th - 25th, 2024 Bryson City, NC $285
Wilderness First Responder Recertification Sep 21st - 22nd, 2024 Bryson City, NC $285
Wilderness First Responder Recertification Oct 19th - 20th, 2024 Bryson City, NC $285
Wilderness First Responder Recertification Nov 16th - 17th, 2024 Bryson City, NC $285
Wilderness First Responder Recertification Dec 14th - 15th, 2024 Bryson City, NC $285

SOLO Southeast Reviews

"Anthony was a knowledgeable and engaging instructor. It is clear he knows the textbook material well, and has a good balance of real life backcountry experience. He incorporates stories from his own experience in an appropriate and time-concious manner. His passion for the material is infectious & the scenarios were interesting and fun without being over-the-top." - Former WFR Student

"Excellent balance between class time and scenarios. Taught to the needs of the class. Very knowledgeable, friendly instructors." - Former WFR Student


What You'll Learn

  • Patient Assessment
  • Treatment of Common Injuries
  • Treatment of Medical Emergencies
  • Basic Wilderness Survival Skills
  • Introduction to Rescue and Evacuation

What To Expect


This course takes place at our SOLO Southeast classroom located on NOC’s main campus outside of Bryson City, NC. Course check-in will be at 8:00am. Students can plan to spend 8-10 hours/day in the course with breaks for meals. This course provides both hands-on and classroom-style training. We will have both indoor and outdoor scenarios, so dressing appropriately for the weather is a necessity. CPR & AED are not included in the course, but can be added on to the evening of the first day for an additional charge.


Course In Action Photos


What's Included

  • 3-Year SOLO Wilderness First Responder Certification
  • Textbook

Packing List


Print the course packing list by clicking on the print icon to the right. 

NOC provides the primary gear needed for each course. Students should plan to have seasonally appropriate clothing, as we will spend a significant amount of time outside. Please look at zip code 28713 for packing.

Necessary Items

  • Backpack
  • Rain gear
  • Layers of clothing
  • Hat
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Wrist watch (cell phone is not sufficient)
  • Pen and notepad
  • Sleeping bag or blanket*
  • Sleeping pad*
  • Small tarp, rain fly, or ground sheet*
  • *Paddlers might bring gear that they would be likely to have on the river (PFD, float bags, etc)
  • Headlamp
  • Water bottle (at least 1 quart)
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Small personal first aid kit


  • Current WFR certification (or within grace period from issuing agency).

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age to take this course. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.


Food & Drink


NOC’s Main Campus outside of Bryson City, NC is home to two onsite restaurants. Hours vary seasonally. View hours for River’s End Restaurant and Big Wesser Riverside Pub. Snacks are available for purchase at the General Store. Students in this program will receive a discount card for use at NOC’s restaurants during the course.




NOC offers several different lodging options on our Main Campus. Our most popular for this course is our Shared Basecamp Lodging where you would be in a room with other participants in the course. Student’s receive a discounted rate on lodging. Please call to inquire.

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