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Recertify AWFA, WAFA, WFR, W-EMT

  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA)

  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

  • Wilderness EMT (W-EMT)**


STUDENT TESTIMONIAL:  Travis Greenlee, Outdoor Educator, Washington DC speaks about his experience taking the MEDIC SOLO WFA course to recertify his WFR (12/2/12)


More Student Testimonials:

>> "Matt was thorough & knowledgeable.  I was impressed by how much he taught ... I was also impressed by the specific attention he paid to me as a WFR recert."

- anonymous feedback survey, September 2013


Did this course (taking WFA to re-cert WFR) meet your expectations? 

>> "Yes + beyond!  I feel refreshed + competent as a WFR by being challenged [in this class] as a WFR + not a WFA"  - anonymous feedback survey, April 2013


>> "Yes, it even covered topics I did not learn when I earned my WFR which was awesome!"  - anonymous feedback survey, June 2015


>> Scanned-in anonymous feedback form from March 2016 class:

Recertify by taking the 2-day WFA

You can take the MEDIC SOLO 2-day WFA (wilderness first aid) course to recertify any of the certifications listed at the top of this page, if you have a current certification with any of the following organizations:

  • SOLO (or MEDIC SOLO), including SOLO certs issued by Pat Malone at UVM after 2011
  • WMA
  • WMI / NOLS
  • Aerie Backcountry Medicine
  • American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI)
  • Desert Mountain Medicine
  • Remote Medical International
  • Wilderness Medicine Outfitters
  • Wilderness Medicine Training Center

Instructor Matt Rosefsky will interweave advanced information for you into the WFA class, and will be available during breaks and after class to answer additional questions.  While attending one of the WFA courses listed in the calendar on the right (register here), you'll receive a form to mail into SOLO along with a copy of your current certification cards (including CPR) and a separate $15 check to "SOLO" (or $25 for WEMT**).  SOLO then will mail you your new SOLO certification card.

Additional recertification options


Currently Certified Through a Different Organization?

If your current certification is through an organization not listed above, then you can inquire with that organization to see:  if you present them with a new SOLO WFA certification card, will they send you a new (higher) certification card? 

  • (In order to get the SOLO higher-level re-certification card, your prior class needs to be from one of the organizations listed above.)
  • Either way, hope to see you in one of the classes listed in the calendar on the right!  Register here.


Expiring-Soon or Already-Expired Certification?

  • If you have a SOLO certification that expires shortly before a course you wish to attend listed in the calendar on the right, call SOLO at (603) 447-6711 to request/secure an extension, and then register here.
  • If you have a SOLO certification that expired months ago, unfortunately SOLO most likely is not able to grant an extension and taking the full course again will be necessary.


**WEMT Recertification Additional Guidance

  • WEMTs can recertify the W part of WEMT by taking the 2-day MEDIC SOLO WFA class.
  • WEMTs additionally need to recertify the EMT certification:
    • near you, you can do what's needed to recertify your state and/or national registry EMT;
    • or do some of what's needed near you, and then consider traveling to attend SOLO's "EMT RTP" program (this is what MEDIC SOLO instructor Matt Rosefsky enjoys doing, to keep the wilderness flavor), optionally followed by attending the WILD day right afterwards to recertify the W instead of attending a WFA class.  More info


Additional recertification information at SOLO's website



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Learn how to save life & limb when / where pro help is not immediately available.

"Wilderness" = Time of injury/illness to hospital arrival > 1 hour.

= Natural or rural area, remote travel, and natural or terrorist disaster zones

 when & where EMS is overwhelmed, and cellphone towers are jammed.


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