Wilderness First Responder Re-Certification

General Course Information

Every January the Office of Experiential Education hosts a Wilderness First Responder Re-Certification (WFRR) class through the Wilderness Medical Institute. This WFRR class is an 24-hour, 3-day intensive course in wilderness medical response. If your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? This 3-day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides current updates in the wilderness medicine field. There will be a written examination at the beginning of this course.


You must possess a current (unexpired) WFR certification of at least 70 hours to re-certify through a WFR Re-certification course. It is your responsibility to make sure that your certification meets this standard. If you are unsure, please contact WMI before enrolling in a course. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.

General Course Schedule

  • The course is offered on the Homewood Campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
  • Check in is at 7:45 AM on the first day of the course.
  • Course days run from 8:00am – 5:00pm.
  • Attendance is required for all scheduled classes. Scenarios, and practice sessions will take place both indoors and outdoors.
  • Please bring outdoor clothing appropriate for laying on the potentially wet, muddy or snowy, cold ground playing the role of both rescuer and patient.
  • Frequently stage blood (moulage) and make-up will be used to emphasize the reality of a scenario. Please bring clothing that can get mess


Participants are required to pass both a written and practical examination to obtain WFRR . 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.

College Credit, Continuing Education Units, AmeriCorps Education Award

  • 1 credit is available from WMI-affiliated colleges and universities. Please see WMI College Credit for more information. This certification course carries no academic credit for Johns Hopkins University. The credits offered through University of Utah are not transferable to Johns Hopkins University. Please check with your college or university ahead of time to make sure they will accept these credits for transfer.
  • This course is pre-approved for 18 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education. For more information please see WMI Continuing Education.
  • If you would like to use your AmeriCorps Education Award please contact the WMI office. WMI Contact Us

Cancellation Policies

If a student cancels or withdraws from a course:

  • Greater than or equal to thirty-days prior to the course start date , sponsors (WMI and Experiential Education) will retain $85
  • Within thirty days of the course start date and once the course has begun, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

What to Bring

  • You will need: a large day pack with multiple layers, water bottle, waterproof tops and bottoms, sturdy boots, head lamp or flashlight and a watch with a second hand.
  • Pets are not allowed at the course, unless they are a service animal. This includes leashing a pet outside. No exceptions. Any student bringing pets to class will be asked to leave class until the pet is safely situated in a kennel or other facility.
  • No smoking or alcohol is allowed on site.
  • Street Parking and Campus Parking is pay to park. The closest parking garage is San Martin Parking Garage.
  • Lodging is not included
Date Location Skill Cost Payment
January 27-29, 2017 Baltimore, MD All $300 Register