Basic Wilderness Life Support WFR Recertification

The Basic Wilderness Life Support (BWLS) WFR recertification is a course for students who have completed a WFR in the past and need to stay current with their certification.

Time Commitment:

The length of the instruction is 2 long days for most courses from 8:00am-8:00pm. Some courses are held over a time period of 3 days. The courses are approximately 24 hours of didactic lecture and hands on workshops and scenarios.

Cancellation Policy:

Because we need a minimum number of students to sustain costs for a course, we regret we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations within 30 days of the course start date.

All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee

WFR recertification students must successfully complete both a written and practical exam which includes all the content in the BWLS curriculum, not just the content covered in the course.

BWLS WFR certifications have a 2 year expiration date from the time of the course with a 1 year grace period. Students eligible to take this course must send a copy of their current (not expired) WFR card to prior to the start of the course.

Sample WFR Recertification Syllabus:

Tops covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Bleeding and Shock
  • Wound Management
  • Abdominal and Chest Trauma
  • CPR
  • Near Drowning and Lightning
  • Hot and Cold Related Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Fractures and Improvised Splinting
  • Head and Spine Injuries, Spinal Immobilization
  • Improvised Litters and Carries
  • Bites and Stings, Anaphylaxis and Allergies 
  • Chest and Abdominal Medical
  • Wilderness Medical Kits