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Hybrid WFR Recertification

Online: March 30, 2019 // Onsite: April 20-21, 2019

Bellingham, WA


WFR Recertification

April 26-28, 2019

Seattle Mountaineers Program Center, Seattle, WA


Hybrid WFR Recertification

Online: May 4, 2019 // Onsite: May 25-26, 2019

Bellingham, WA


Hybrid WFR Recertification

Online: September 21, 2019 // Onsite: October 12-13, 2019

Bellingham, WA


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The Hybrid Wilderness First Responder Recertification (H-WFC) course fulfills all educational requirements to recertify a Wilderness First Responder (WFR). The H-WFC course combines 9 hours of online coursework with 2 days of onsite training. Due to the nature of the eLearning component of this class, it is geared towards self-directed and self-motivated learners who have experience in a virtual classroom setting.

Through a hands-on and scenario-based approach, this course offers the skills and confidence needed to make informed medical decisions when definitive care is hours away. The H-WFC onsite portion includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that help students master the central concepts of remote medicine and effectively respond to an emergency if necessary. The H-WFC course and the 3 day, all onsite WFC course cover the same curriculum.

Course Information:

Course Duration:

2 days onsite, approximately 9 hours of coursework prior to onsite start

Certifications Received:

Wilderness First Responder (WFR), CPR for the Healthcare Provider, ‘Wilderness’ Certification (for current EMTs only)

Recertification Interval:

3 years (WFR); 2 years (CPR)


Current WFR or REMT/WEMT (must be within 3 years of certification issue date); 18+ years old.

Key Topics Covered:

The WFC refreshes Wilderness First Responder curriculum, including legal considerations, patient assessment, lifting and moving patients, altitude, immersion, submersion, lightning, and altered mental states. The course curriculum also educates students on how to successfully manage shock, head injuries, wounds, infection, musculoskeletal and spinal injuries, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, abdominal pain, metabolic and allergic reactions, cold and heat emergencies, and more. For more information, download the course outline.

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