Certification Length

Three years (no grace period)

  • WFR
  • WRC
  • WAFA
  • W-Upgrade
  • EM
  • CPR

Two years (no grace period)

  • WFA
  • BFA
  • CPR

Recertification Guidelines

  • You can register for a WFR Refresher course with any wilderness medicine provider as long as your certification is valid (not expired).
  • If you have expired and are within your grace period contact the company that you wish to recertify with and ask them about their policies.
  • If you have expired and are no longer within your grace period you will have to take a full wilderness first responder course again.  We suggest that you take a full course after 3 recertification courses to solidify your knowledge base and practice more skills through scenarios.

Replacement Cards

If you have taken class with us before November 2016 please contact us directly via email  [email protected]

If you have taken a class after November 2016 your completion cards can be found in your student account on our website. Click on the “student” login take on the homepage.

Registration and Cancelation Policies

  • DMM Course Cancelation. Desert Mountain Medicine reserves the right to cancel a course at any time. In this instance, we will contact all students and issue a full refund.
  • Tuition & Student Registration. Full payment must be received to be considered a registered participant.*
  • Student Cancelations. Cancelations must be properly communicated to the DMM office. The timing of the cancelation notification in reference to the course start date will determine whether tuition fees are: refunded, credited or forfeited. Start date for standard courses = 1st day of classroom section. Start date for hybrid courses = 1st day of online course section. Notification deadlines are as follows:
    • 1 month or earlier cancelation notification = full refund, less $25 administration fee.
    • 48-hour-30 day cancelation = full credit, redeemable with DMM for up-to one year of the original course start date.
    • Cancelations made within 48 hours of course start will forfeit their tuition payment.*

*= Exceptions certainly exist. Please contact DMM with special inquiries.