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NOLS Wilderness Medicine - Wilderness First Responder Recertification 3-day Course (WFR-Recert) - 21257

Friday, Mar 15, 2024 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Sunday, Mar 17, 2024 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Payment Options:
WFR-Recert Course Registration Fee (Non-Hoofer Member)
WFR-Recert Course Registration Fee (Hoofer Member Discount)
Leader: Dan Dunne

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Description: The Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFR-Recert) course is a 3-day 24-hour course taught by NOLS Wilderness Medicine specifically to recertify participants who are currently holding a Wilderness First Responder Certification. The WFR-Recert course is designed to refresh your skills and knowledge in making critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold, or hot environments.

Prerequisites: You must be currently holding a Wilderness First Responder Certification or in your 1-year grace period. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.

Certification: Participants are required to pass both written and practical examinations to obtain WFR and CPR certification. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification. EMTs will earn a Wilderness EMT certification. All certifications are current for two years.

Location: Primary classroom will be held at Memorial Union on 800 Langdon Street in Madison. We are not able to offer housing or camping for this course. There are hotels and hostels available nearby. Food is not provided but is available for purchase in the building and at nearby locations to Memorial Union. There is a refrigerator and microwave to chill and warm food. 

* Several spots on this course will be reserved for Hoofer members. These spots will be released to the general public 1 month before the course start date *

Hoofer Club Leader Scholarship/Grant: If you are a current Hoofer club member and are hoping to take on more leadership within your club you may qualify for a scholarship/grant to offset the cost of this course. Please submit your application as soon as possible by applying through the links on If you are awarded the scholarship/grant you will receive a follow-up email with directions on how to register for the course using a discount code.      

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Cancelation & Refund Policy: 15 days or greater prior to the course start date – Students may cancel the course, and will receive a refund less a $50.00 fee. Less than 15 days prior to the course start date – The course is non-refundable. Tuition in full is due 15 days prior to the course start date. Payment Policy: If NOLS Wilderness Medicine is providing the registration service for your course, full tuition payment must be received by the cancellation deadline for your course. Failure to pay in full for a course by the deadline will result in the cancelation of your registration, and retention of all monies paid. For WEMT/MED/WME courses tuition in full is due 45 days prior to the course start date. For all other wilderness medicine courses payment in full is due 15 days prior to your course start. Attendance Policy: Students are required to attend all class sessions and field exercises. Students may miss no more than 10% of the course hours. Review of missed curriculum or examinations is the student’s responsibility. Students with absences exceeding 10% of course hours will not be eligible for testing and/or certification. No refunds of tuition or course costs will be offered for students who do not meet this policy.
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Packing Checklist: > Notebook and pencil or pen > Watch with second hand or digital second > Sunglasses and hat > Water bottle > Headlamp > Light day pack > Waterproof outerwear top and bottom > Clothing layers that allow you to be comfortable in a variety of weather conditions > Light hiking boots or sturdy shoes > Slippers or comfortable shoes for classroom time (optional) > Kneeling pad or camp chair for classroom time (optional) > Frequently used outdoor gear/clothing that you can use for splinting/bracing practice (optional)
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Registration Count

Registration Type Registrations Remaining
All Participants 27 3