Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course

Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course (WRC)

The 24-hour training refreshes a current WFR or WAFA with new updates in wilderness medicine assessments and treatments based on best practices and new research, as well as updated industry standard protocols. This course favors hands-on scenarios and simulations, reviewing recent wilderness medicine case studies, and skills.

All of our courses prioritize hands-on scenarios, simulations, and skill stations taking place in various outdoor conditions. Each student will have minimum of 40+ hands-on scenarios throughout the course. In addition, course participants will have the opportunity to create their own complex scenario and subsequently grade and evaluate their peers.

Additional Information

  • All of our classes are nationally recognized and thus have direct reciprocity for recertification with all wilderness medicine training organizations across the United States.
  • We do not offer WFR recertification via a WFA course.
  • Our 24-hour WRC cards are valid for 3 years with no grace period.
  • CPR recertification (adult/child/AED) is included in all of our WRC courses. CPR certifications are valid for 3 years with no grace period.
  • College credits are available when registering for a course sponsored by an institution of higher education.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for NREMT recertification. Our WRC course counts towards 18 CEUs.
  • NREMT Recertification
    • Airway Management 2.5 hours
    • Patient Assessment 3 hours
    • Medical/Behavioral 4 hours
    • Environmental Emergencies 2.5 hours
    • General Pharmacology 2 hours
    • Trauma 4 hours


  • A current certification card from the following:
  • WFR (Minimum of a 70-hour training)
  • WFR Recertification
  • WAFA
  • Certification cards must be either within the expiration date or grace period on the first day of the Desert Mountain Medicine recertification course.
  • Completed WRC study guide by the first day of class.

Study Guide

Course Outline


Course Location Price
WRC 11/15/2017 - 11/16/2017 Desert Mountain Medicine Leadville, CO $295.00 (USD) Register
WRC 12/08/2017 - 12/10/2017 Colorado Mountain College - Alpine Campus Steamboat Springs, CO $362.00 (USD) Register
WRC 12/11/2017 - 12/12/2017 Steamboat Powdercats Steamboat Springs, CO $285.00 (USD) Register
WRC 01/05/2018 - 01/07/2018 Utah State University Logan, UT $265.00 (USD) Register
WRC 01/07/2018 - 01/09/2018 University of Idaho Moscow, ID $275.00 (USD) Register