WFR Recert Course Information

February 15-16, 2020

Presented by the Wilderness Medicine Training Center

Sponsored by Puget Sound Outdoors


WFR Recertification Course with DLP (distance learning component):

We had very favorable response from the WFR Recertification DLP course. The distance learning component of the course means you review the material at your own pace so that everyone is ready for the course.  Alsothat everyone has one less day of class because you come to the class more prepared to enter the practical session. For more information see the DLP student booklet listed below.  Another benefit of this course is that the course is two days rather than three days which fits into a weekend.

WMTC certifications remain valid for a maximum of three years with no grace period: Check the expiration date on your card.

Graduates from other wilderness medicine providers may recertify with us by successfully completing a Recertification course or by completing a Wilderness First Aid course and passing our online WFR & WEMT Recertification test if they are currently certified OR in their grace period and their course meets the following requirements: WFR courses from other providers must be a minimum of 70 hours and their curriculum approved by our office. Click here for a list of currently approved providers.

About the DLP learning process?

  • The distance learning component necessitates that you register for the course  by February 1 at the latest. Preferable a week or two earlier.
  • You can access the hybrid course web page for the DLP course to find out more information on the process.  You will be sent an online password for access to study information after you register for the course.
  • You will receive online access to the webpage by or before January 3, 2020.  If you register after this date then test access will be emailed out on Mondays.
  • We recommend that you take the test online to assess and focus your studies.  Then you can study the online materials and your handbook before taking the test up to five times.
  • Pass the test by midnight on Sunday, February 9, 2020. If you have any problems please contact Justin (see contact information to the right).

Syllabus, Registration and Tuition

Course Syllabus

    Registration rate $285
  • Student:
    Registration rate $235 by December 6, 2019 and $285 after


  1. Complete the registration form

  2. Registration Confirmation:
    Bring a copy of the registration confirmation which was emailed to you to the Expeditionary (on your phone or computer). Or if you are not a student or abroad call the Expeditionary to pay.
  3. Payment is required to complete your registration and guarantee a spot in the course
    • In person payment - cash, credit card or check (payable to University of Puget Sound).  Come by the Expeditionary at 1408 N. Alder Street from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday to pay by credit card.
    • Over the phone - pay by phone with all major credit card
      Mail in payment via check or money order to:
      Puget Sound Expeditionary
      1500 N. Warner Street, #1069
      Tacoma, WA 98416
    • More information: 253-879-3403
      Fax: 253-879-8583
      Hours: Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cancellation Policy

PSO Policy on Refunds

Course Dates, Times, and Location

  • University of Puget Sound Campus - Classroom is in Thompson Hall 193 (#45 on the campus map & Directions to the West side of Campus). You can park in the parking lot P4 for free at N. 14th Street and Union Avenue.
  • Arrive in the area Friday, February 14 unless you live close enough to drive in on Saturday morning
  • Course starts by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2019
  • The course takes place on the Puget Sound campus with scenarios in the woods and lawns around campus.

Projected Daily Schedule

  • Saturday
    • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. with a lunch break
    • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Evening session for CPR and Obstructed Airways
  • Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. with a lunch break.

 Necessary Personal Equipment

  • Cuttable clothing for scenarios
    • 2 t-shirts
    • 2 long sleeved shirts
    • 2 pair of long pants
    • a pair of heavy socks
    • Students must wear underwear or swimsuit and jog bras for women.
    • DO NOT short this list! ALL the listed clothing IS REQUIRED for effective practice during simulations and labs. Clothing can usually be purchased cheaply through Goodwill, Salvation Army, local thrift store, church, yard sale or secondhand stores. Ask clerk for rejects and throw-aways).
  • Warm clothing for daily outside simulations: rain gear - top & bottoms, fleece jackets, long underwear - top and bottoms, waterproof hiking boots, warm hat, gloves, water bottle, headlamp, daypack. If you have older clothes bring them. You may have fake blood, mud, dirt, sand ground into any of the clothes you wear.
  • Writing utensils and notebook


  • Food will not be provided as a part of the course.
  • The campus food service will be open during the entire course for continental breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Also Diversions Cafe will be open for coffee and tea.
  • Do not plan on having enough time to go off-campus for lunch unless there is long mid-afternoon break scheduled.


  • We do not provide lodging for course participants.
  • There is camping (Dash Point State Park) in the area, and there are Air BnB and B&B and hotel options in Tacoma.
  • Parking overnight on campus in available only for RV's with full self contained sanitary systems.
  • Students who are living on campus will be able to live on campus.