Pete Walka, MS, NREMT-P, WEMT (928) 890-7199


NOLS Wilderness Medicine strongly encourages you to maintain a current certification, and frequent refresher courses will help you to stay sharp, skilled, and confident to respond to emergencies.

Upon successful completion of your NOLS Wilderness Medicine course, you will receive a NOLS Wilderness Medicine certification card that is current for two years. You also have a one-year re-entry period after the expiration of your certification. During this re-entry period you are eligible to participate in a recertification program, however your certification is not current. If you exceed your re-entry year, you must retake the entire course.

WFR Recertification courses

The best way to recertify your WFR or WEMT certification is to enroll in a WFR Recertification course. This course is built around scenarios, case studies, and skills practice to reinforce assessment skills and decision-making. The course includes the latest updates in wilderness medicine and also Adult and Child CPR.

Preparing for your recertification course

Recertification courses include both a written exam and an evaluation of your practical skills. NOLS Wilderness Medicine has developed many resources to help you prepare for your recertification course.

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WFR certifications from other organizations

You must possess a current WFR certification of at least 70 hours to recertify through a NOLS Wilderness Medicine WFR Recertification course. NOLS Wilderness Medicine does not honor expired cards from other organizations. NOLS Wilderness Medicine will recertify WFRs with certifications from other organizations if the certifications meet these requirements.