There are several ways you can Re-certify your outdated Wilderness First Responder (WFR) with WMO:
The most common is to attend a 76 hr WMO WFR/WEMT full class and complete a minimum of 24 hrs training if within 2 yr period. Add 8 hrs for each year or part thereof over 2 yrs from last class. Pro rescuer CPR is required. CPR may be included in the 24 hrs. Pro CPR taken within the previous 6 months is acceptable. CPR is included in most WFR classes. You must successfully complete 4 scenarios if in 2 year expiration, 5 scenarios if in 3 yr, 7 scenarios if in 4 to 5 years. Passing a written exam is required for all recerts. Recerts are to complete 5 sets of vital signs on class members
The full WALS class plus CPR and written exam will re-certify your WFR/WEMT. WEMTs must have 24 hrs plus CPR.
You may need to buy WFR Book Set [ Click HERE for book set ]
The WFR/WEMT recert module book set includes three books:
- Backcountry Medical Care 4th Edition
- Wilderness Medicine, Beyond First Aid 6th Edition by Wm. Forgey
- WMO WFR/WEMT Text 2014 Edition wilderness emt, wilderness first responder
If you are taking a WFR/WEMT Re-certification course, you must have these books. If you have these books in the above listed editions from an earlier class, you are all set, bring them with you to class. You must purchase a new book for any edition prior to those shown above.
NON WMO grads also may recertify
Depending on the school you certified with, may effect how many hours you will need. All non WMO recerts should take Advanced airway session, Anaphylaxis session, oxygen session, wound closure session. NON WMO grads may test out of one of these. Less than 80% on that test requires taking that session or if missed in class taking a private $25 tutoring session. CPR professional level no more than 6 months old is required.
Proof of WFR certification (WFR card) showing date.
Take a picture of your card with your Smartphone and email the photo proof to firstname.lastname@example.org
If your Professional 2-person CPR is more than 6 months old, you need a new one. Typically CPR is good for 2 years. You can do that as part of this course. You will need to be present on our CPR training and test night during the WFR Course. If you cannot be present on the CPR Dates during the WFR Course, to re-certify in CPR, you may need to purchase our separate CPR course.