NOLS Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course

Photography by Kirk Rasmussen

Re-certify your existing WFR or WAFA through the Wilderness Medicine Institute!

Thanks for joining the 2024 course!

This course is run by the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute. Please visit NOLS Wilderness Medicine for detailed information about recertification, questions about curriculum, course documents, or other course content. 


Through a partnership with Canyonlands Field Institute, The NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute offers this course for a recertification for Wilderness first responder (WFR) and Wilderness advanced first aid (WAFA) licenses. This course may also be used to recertify the wilderness portion of a Wilderness EMT.

To be eligible for recertification you must possess a current (unexpired) WFR certification from a provider whose WFR course is a minimum of 70 hours.

The course takes place at the Moab Valley Inn. Food or accommodations are not included within course fee.

Moab Valley Inn
2025 dates TBD
3 days
Group Size:
Maximum of 30
2025 Price TBD

This is how we rate the challenges you might face on a CFI trip.

Level 1 - Easy

  • Low level of physical activity, minimal movement required
  • 0 nights spent camping or in the field
  • Hiking or walking 0-2 miles per day

Level 2 - Moderate

  • Medium level of physical activity, some movement required
  • 1-4 nights spent camping or in the field
  • Hiking up to 4 miles per day
  • Flatwater or mild whitewater rapids

Level 3 - Active

  • Medium or high level of physical activity
  • 1-5 nights spent camping or in the field
  • Hiking up to 5 miles per day
  • Class I - III whitewater rapids

Level 4 - Challenging

  • High level of physical activity
  • 1-6 nights spent camping or in the field
  • Hiking 5 or more miles per day
  • Class IV whitewater rapids
CFI's Essential Eligibility Criteria outlines specific challenges that you may face on CFI trips. Please consult the EEC for information on responsibilities of participants.
  • This is not an overnight program and does not include lodging or food.

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