Wilderness First Responder Re-Certification

General Course Information

Every January the Office of Experiential Education hosts a Wilderness First Responder Re-Certification (WFRR) class. This year we are partnering with SOLO for the Wilderness First Aid training. This WFRR class is an 2-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 2-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. To be re-certified you must pass a written exam (70%). CPR is not included in this course, please recertify your CPR/AED before attending.


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 SOLO 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 8:45 AM on the first day of the course.
  • Course days run from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
  • CPR is not included with this course. Please recertify your CPR/AED before attending.
  • 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 messy.


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 3 years.

Continuing Education Units

  • The WFR typically counts as continuing education credits, although it may depend on what certification you have. Street EMTs who take the WFR course may become certified as Wilderness EMTs. Within the first year of completing a SOLO WFR, students may enroll in a SOLO WEMT Part II Module (the last two weeks of a WEMT course) to get their WEMT certification (they must pass practical and written EMT exams). Call 603-447-6711 for further information.

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 $150
  • Within thirty days of the course start date and once the course has begun, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

What to Bring

  • Please review the SOLO WFR gear list for what to bring on course.
  • Please review the JHU Covid-19 policies
  • 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. There are numerous hotels and Airbnb options close by
January 21-22, 2023Baltimore, MDAll $275Sold Out