Fall WFR Recertification in Duluth
Limited Availability for Special Fall Workshop
We have good news for outdoor professionals… we’ve solidified plans for a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) recertification workshop on the weekend of October 18th through October 20th. This 3-day workshop will provide a much needed opportunity for folks with certifications that are creeping up on their expiration.
We’ve been coordinating a spring Wilderness Medicine Workshop for five years and the number of WFR-certified folks in the region has grown. Now we’ve got a WFR-only course, held at The Hartley Nature Center, that will focus on enhancing knowledge, practicing skills, and building confidence in our ability to keep clients, guests, friends, and ourselves safe when paddling the waters and hiking the trails of The Great Northwoods.
Space is limited so don’t delay.
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Recertification – Limited Availability
Price >> $269 per person
Date >> October 18th thru the 20th, 2019
Location >> Hartley Nature Center – Duluth, MN
Who Should Take This Course >> Wilderness First Responder certification is the standard in medical training for individuals managing groups in remote settings. This course provides professional level wilderness medicine training for guides, trip leaders, and enthusiasts who spend considerable time in the backcountry or folks who are responsible for taking groups out to explore the backcountry.
Recertification Requirements >> Longleaf Wilderness Medicine will re-certify individuals who have previous completed WFR training from a provider whose curriculum meets the WFR SOP Guidelines. Please contact Longleaf if you are unsure if your previous course meets these standards. Individuals seeking re-certification for their WFR must present a currently valid WFR card on the first day of the course. A WFR certificate will not be issued to individuals without proof of current certification or who have a certification which has expired.
Recertification >> Longleaf Wilderness Medicine Certifications are valid for two years from the date of course completion. Wilderness First Responder certification has a one year grace period in which an individual can re-certify without taking a full WFR course. During the one year grace period the certificate is not valid. All Longleaf WFR certifications are only valid with a current CPR certification.
CPR >> CPR training is included with your WFR Recertification registration.
Prerequisites >> You must be 16 years of age or older to attend and have current WFR certification (see above).
Cancellation & Refund Policy >> If you cancel before March 28th, 2019 you will receive a full refund. Payment is non-refundable after March 28th.
Coursework for recertification students will follow that of the WFA training with added emphasis on WFR-level skills. During the WFA course you will receive additional course work, skills testing, and will be required to successfully complete a written exam and final skill tests on the third day of training to qualify for recertification. You’ll also test on CPR during the final day of the workshop.
Longleaf Wilderness Medicine uses a WFR curriculum developed using evidence-based, field tested research. Their curriculum combined with their instructors’ passion for teaching creates an fun & effective learning environment that will prepare you to step up as an emergency medical provider if the need arises.
*Longleaf’s Wilderness First Responder course is approved by the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and meets the SOP guideline for WFA courses and is recognized by the American Camp Association.
Still have questions? Contact us for more information.