Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Recertification

Update Your WFR Certification

Course Length: 2 days
Price: $240.00
Price + Lodging: $280.00 – Call for availability*
Lodging: Available through NOC
Meals: Available through NOC Restaurants
*Price does not include lodging tax

Upcoming Dates:

WFR RecertificationJanuary 27-28, 2018Bryson City, NC
WFR RecertificationFebruary 17-18, 2018Bryson City, NC
WFR RecertificationMarch 3-4, 2018Bryson City, NC
WFR RecertificationApril 7-8, 2018Bryson City, NC
WFR RecertificationMay 12-13, 2018Bryson City, NC
WFR RecertificationMay 21-22, 2018Bryson City, NC
WFR RecertificationJune 9-10, 2018Bryson City, NC
WFR RecertificationJuly 14-15, 2018Bryson City, NC
WFR RecertificationAugust 11-12, 2018Bryson City, NC
WFR RecertificationSeptember 1-2, 2018Bryson City, NC
WFR RecertificationOctober 20-21, 2018Bryson City, NC
WFR RecertificationNovember 10-11, 2018Bryson City, NC
WFR RecertificationDecember 1-2, 2018Bryson City, NC

CPR is optional for an additional $39.99.

Refresh your memory with our Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course. This intensive two-day course covers the standard WFR curriculum as well as new wilderness protocols. This course is designed for (and only offered to) students whose current WFR certification is due to expire. The WFR Recert is fast-paced, incorporating a traditional classroom session with hands-on practical skills scenarios to help you maintain the confidence to make critical medical decisions in a wilderness setting.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is a three-year certification. Students are advised to re-take the full WFR course after three decertifications. This course does not include CPR. American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) CPR and AED courses are scheduled on the first night of the WFR course for an additional $40. CPR is required to keep your WFR certification.

Course Itinerary 

SOLO Southeast students are extended a discount on NOC lodging and meals.

Why SOLO Southeast?
Our instructors have extensive outdoor and medical experience. They are selected based on their expertise in emergency medicine and rescue as well as for their teaching abilities. SOLO Southeast is located at NOC’s Main Campus at the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Nantahala River. You are learning from the best in the best location.


Anatomy & Physiology (A & P) of Respiratory System and Cardiothoracic Region
A & P of the Cardiovascular System
A & P of the Central Nervous System
A & P of the Gastrointestinal System and Genitourinary System
A & P of the Integumentary System
A & P of the Musculoskeletal System
Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Trauma
Allergic Reactions
Altitude-Related Injuries
Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
Bites & Stings: Animals & Plants
Bivouac Skills
Bloodborne Pathogens & Infectious Disease
Body Systems: Anatomy & Physiology
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Changes in Level of Consciousness
Chest Pain
Chest Trauma
Cold-Related Injuries
Common Expedition Problems
CPR Considerations in the Remote Environment
CPR Practical Exam
Diabetic Emergencies
Dislocations & Reduction Techniques
Drowning-Related Injuries
Environmental Emergencies
Fractures & Splinting Techniques
Group Preventative Medicine
Head Trauma
Heat-Related Injuries
History Taking & SAMPLE
Improvising Litters
Leadership in a Backcountry
Emergency Lifting & Moving Techniques
Lightning-Related Injuries
Long-Term Patient Care
Long-Term Management of the Shock Victim
Long-Term Wound Care
Medical Emergencies
Medical Emergencies and Patient Assessment
Medicolegal Issues
Mock Rescue
Organizing the Rescue
PAS in the Extreme Environment
Patient Assessment System (PAS)
Primary Survey: “The First Five Minutes”
Prudent Heart Living
Role of the Wilderness First Responder
Secondary Survey & Vital Signs
Shock & Bleeding Control
Shortness of Breath
SOAPnote & Getting Help
Soft Tissue Injuries & Bandaging Skills
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injury Management
Splinting Practice
Sprains & Strains
Techniques of CPR & CPR Skills
The Anatomy of a Backcountry Crisis
The Ten Essentials
Use of Epinephrine
Wilderness Stabilization & Bivouac
Wilderness versus Urban First Responder
Wilderness First Responder Practical Exam
Wilderness First Responder Written Exam


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