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The WFR is essential if you work or recreate in the outdoors / austere environments where access to medical care is unreliable. Designed for professional guides, trip leaders, search & rescue, outdoor enthusiasts, and international travelers. Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs,…
The WFR is essential if you work or recreate in the outdoors / austere environments where access to medical care is unreliable. Designed for professional guides, trip leaders, search & rescue, outdoor enthusiasts, international travelers.
In-person course, includes CPR
Review, practice, and stay on top of your skills with NOLS Wilderness Medicine's Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course. This scenario-based approach to recertification provides you the opportunity to test your skills against realistic situations.
In-person, includes CPR
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Yes, these are accepted but must be processed through NOLS. Please call NOLS at 800-710-6657 to arrange payment from these alternative sources. They will then contact us to reserve space in the course for you.
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If you would like to cancel your registration, please email email@example.com and we will reply to your request via email. If you do not hear from us, your request has not been received. If your request to cancel is received 30 days or more prior to the start date of the course, a refund of the course cost will be issued less an administrative fee ($50 for WFR, $35 for WFR Recert or WFA). A refund will not be issued if you cancel 30 days or less prior to the start date of the course. Although we make every effort to adhere to our program schedule, extenuating circumstances may cause Teton Science Schools to cancel a program, in which case a full refund will be issued.
No, registrations for WFR and WFR Recerts are non-transferable and non-refundable.
To be added to a waitlist when a class is full, click on the “Add to Waitlist” button for the course that interests you and add your name. If a space becomes available, you will receive an email or phone call from the Registration team. Let the Registrar office know within 24 hours what you decide.
Unfortunately, no. NOLS Wilderness Medicine courses are specifically designed to instruct 30 people max.
NOLS Wilderness Medicine does not accept WFR, WFR Recert or WFA students under the age of 16. Teton Science Schools cannot host unchaperoned minor students on campus due to liability reasons.
Due to the intensive nature of the course, attendance is required daily. Please contact NOLS for more details on the specifics of this requirement.
Lodging is in comfortable, rustic shared bunk rooms with 3-6 same-gender occupants. Bathrooms are either en-suite (in rooms with 3-4 occupants) or shared by gender, adjacent to the room (for rooms with up to 6 occupants). There are common areas separate from bunk rooms on both campuses for studying, reading, and socializing.
We are not equipped to adequately provide lodging or meals prior to or after a WFR or WFR Recert course. We recommend that you contact the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce for lodging suggestions.
There are two options for camping near Kelly: 1) 5.5 miles north of the Kelly Campus, the National Forest Service’s Shadow Mountain area has dispersed, primitive camping (ie. no showers, bathrooms, bear boxes, etc); 2) 6.5 miles south of the Kelly Campus, Grand Teton National Park’s Gros Ventre Campground is a first-come-first-served pay site with flush toilets, cold running water, bear boxes, and picnic tables (no showers). There is one privately owned campground in Jackson: The Virginian RV Park, and one 12 miles south of town: the Snake River KOA.
No, we do not allow overnight camping on our properties.
For our overnight guests, breakfasts and dinners will either be served alongside other groups staying on campus (hot buffet-style) or provided out of a well-stocked communal fridge for you to assemble and heat as appropriate, if no other groups are on campus or if there are only a few overnight guests. Lunches for all participants are served hot buffet-style. Meals are plentiful and include a variety of healthy options to choose from. We are skilled at providing options and alternatives for dietary restrictions. While we cannot guarantee a nut-free facility, if you have a severe nut allergy we are careful to remove all nuts and nut butters from buffet options and from any cooking while you are on campus. Please contact us in advance of the course if you require special accommodations for meals.
You are welcome to bring your own lunch, however there will be no reduction in cost for the course. Large group meals are built into the cost of the base tuition and cannot be separated out on an individual basis.
For WFR and WFR Recerts, check in is at 7:45 AM on the first day of the course. For WFA, check in is at 4:45 pm on the first day of the course. The remainder of course days for all courses run from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For WFR, two evening sessions will be also scheduled, and one day is a day off. Please see the detailed course schedule listed in the pre-course information, linked from the registration page for each course.
Please come equipped with: a light day pack, notebook and pencil or pen, sunglasses and hat, clothing layers that allow you to be comfortable in a variety of weather conditions, water bottle, waterproof outerwear top and bottom, light hiking boots or sturdy shoes, headlamp and a watch with a seconds reference. (Optional: Slippers and camp chair for classroom time. Chairs are provided.) Scenarios and practice sessions will take place both inside and outside. Bring outdoor clothing appropriate for lying on the potentially wet, muddy, snowy and/or cold ground playing the role of both rescuer and patient. For WFR: 4-hour evening, outdoor mock rescue is part of the curriculum, so please dress accordingly.
Students staying on campus will also need to bring a sleeping bag and sheet for underneath it, pillow case, 2 towels and personal items.