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PE 1621: Bridge Wilderness Advanced First Aid to Wilderness First Responder

This is a 4-day, 40 hour course accredited through the Wilderness Medical Associates. The WAFA to WFR Bridge course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in 4 days. This course must be taken within 3 years of receiving the WMA International WAFA certification or an equivalent from another provider. The WFR is the definitive medical training course for all outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. This course may be used as a recertification for those holding a current WFR certification or equivalent from another provider whose original WFR training was at least 64 hours in length. All eligible students who successfully complete the WAFA to WFR Bridge course will receive WMA International’s Wilderness First Responder certification including anaphylaxis, and BLS/Healthcare Provider-Level CPR or equivalent. All WMA International certifications remain valid for three years. 


Course Fee

Students: $450
CU Faculty/Staff:$495 

Fill out the Fee Waiver Application to apply for a free or reduced PE course. 

Fee Notes



Participation in all class sessions is required in order to receive PE credit.


No previous experience.

Drop Deadline



Enroll through Student Center or by contacting COE at 607-255-6183 or


For more information about Wilderness Medical Associates please visit their website.

Bridge (WAFA to WFR) Schedule




Wednesday 4/3/24 8:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday 4/4/24 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday 4/5/24 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 4/6/24 8:00am to 6:00pm