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NOLS Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course

Why Take NOLS Courses with Us

  • Our private backcountry classroom provides an outstanding setting to learn & apply the newly acquired knowledge
  • Facilities within the classroom include running water, restrooms, indoor & outdoor learning areas, kitchenette (microwave & boiling water)
  • Free dispersed caping close to the classroom (first come first served)


Recertification Description

Hands-on, meet online. Enjoy our newly formatted Wilderness First Responder Recertification, which includes an online component in addition to the traditional scenarios and skills!

Pre-work allows you to review the curriculum at your own pace, and focus on the hands-on element during your two days on course. You’ll just need to complete all online components, including a written exam, prior to the course.

You’ll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!


  • Access to online course material 3 weeks in advance
  • NOLS WFR Handbook
  • NOLS Instructors

Hybrid Wilderness First responder Recertification


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Course Details

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Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

Irwin Guides will offer a WFR next fall (2023)


Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFRR)

WFRR Hybrid course is a 3 day course. Please take this course 2 years after your original WFR course. Check out the Recertification Policies HERE.

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Irwin Guides Backcountry classroom is located near Lake Irwin, just West of Crested Butte, Colorado.

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Academic Credit

The WFR Course is approved for 3 college credits through Western Colorado University & the University of Utah.

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Irwin Lake Campground can be reserved in advance HERE and free dispersed camping is available on a first come, first served basis.

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Course Policies

Please review the NOLS course policies HERE.

Irwin Guides has a $100 non-refundable booking fee.


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