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Recertify Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Recertify Basic Wilderness First Aid (BWFA) or WRFA


Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Recertification

  • Certification lasts 2 years

    • Unless one consistently reviews and practices the WFA material at least monthly, one tends to lose most of the information and many of the hands-on skills by the time the 2-year certification comes to an end.
  • Re-certification:  the full WFA course ~ Register here

    • The WFA course is as compact as it possibly can be ... so to recertify and continue to be hands-on able to render so many different types of emergency care, taking the full course is necessary.
    • The 2nd, 3rd+ time taking the class:
      • The basics will come back to you quickly, enabling you to focus more on the finer details of high-quality care
      • SOLO and partner organizations are continuously advancing state-of-the-art, evidence-based, disaster + wilderness medical science
      • MEDIC is continuously learning from parent SOLO and partner organization developments, as well as from leading outdoor expeditions ... incorporating cutting-edge information into its classes
      • Here are just a few quotes from students who took MEDIC's WFA class more than once:
        • "Taking the WFA for the second time has been very rewarding. There's much more intimacy with the material and practices when you've had an opportunity to experience it before."

           -Joe D., May 2011


        • "I learned even more taking it this second time."

          - John Holden, manager of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, 10/25/2009. 

          • John went on to take MEDIC's class a 3rd time, which then led to BRMS sponsoring MEDIC to teach in all BRMS communities.
          • The 4th time John took it, in response to "Did this course meet your expectations?", he wrote on 1/12/2014:  "Far exceeded, even after taking it 3x before.  Got better, more material, learned more!"


        • "It was even better the second time around."

          - Anonymous student feedback, January 2013


        • "This is my 2nd time taking Matt's course. My goal was to develop a stronger level of comfort & confidence w/ the techniques. It was definitely better the 2nd time around. I'd highly recommend taking the course multiple times."

          - Anonymous student feedback, November 2012

Basic Wilderness First Aid (BWFA) / Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA) Recertification



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Charlottesville, VA

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Norfolk, VA

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Chattanooga, TN

Harrisonburg, VA

Feb. 3 - 4:

Nashville, TN

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Richmond, VA area

Mar. 3 - 4:

Fort Collins, CO

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  Ashland, KY area

Mar. 10-11:

Colorado Sprngs CO

Lexington, VA

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Boulder, CO

Charlottesville, VA

Mar. 24-25:

Cincinnati, OH

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Apr. 7 - 8:

Blacksburg, VA

Chattanooga, TN

Portland, OR

Spruce Knob, WV

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Bend, OR

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Denver, CO

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Charlottesville, VA

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Washington, DC

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Dayton, OH

Greensboro, NC

Wilmington, NC

May 16-17:

Charlottesville, VA

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Birmingham, AL

Roanoke, VA

May 26-27 or 28:

Charlottesville, VA

Old Fields, WV

June 2 - 3:

Nashville, TN

Richmond, VA

June 9-10:

Indianapolis, IN

Montgomery, AL

June 16-17:

Triangle area, NC

Richmond, KY /

  Lexington, KY area

June 23-24:

Charlotte, NC

Huntsville, AL

Fredericksburg, VA

June 30 - July 1:

Atlanta /

  Marietta, GA area

July 14-15:

Charlottesville, VA

July 28-29:

Uwharrie, NC

Sep. 1-3: Mtn-top retreat

near Blacksburg, VA

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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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