WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER RECERTIFICATION (WFRR)
The MED Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFRR) Course makes use of lecture and practical-based learning both in and outside of the classroom. The concepts reviewed and skills practiced in this course help the student renew their preparation for a broad range of medical-related situations associated with work and recreational activities in a wilderness context. This course is minimally 24 hours in length and is accepted as a method of recertification for a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) who has earned their certification within the previous 3 years.
Upon fulfillment of all course requirements, the student is presented with a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification valid for two years. This includes a two year certification for Adult and Child Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use.
CONTACT HOURS & RECIPROCITY
Our wilderness medicine course series meet curriculum standards and contact hours accepted among fellow industry providers for recognition and in some cases (course specific) reciprocity for recertification. Similarly, we recognize training and certification provided by these providers.
We encourage students to relate the below information when considering a course with us or another provider.
Our Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFRR) course involves a minimum of 24 hours of contact time. A written exam and possible practical exam is associated. Upon successful completion of the course components, including the exam(s), a student is granted a 2 year Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification. A 1 year grace period does exist beyond the regular 2 year certification period. A student is not considered, "Current," or, "Certified," during this 1 year grace period. See above for information regarding recertification reciprocity.