Pediatric Advanced Life Support

The completely redesigned American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course is based on new science evidence from the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC and a new teaching methodology. The goal of the PALS course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

This course is offered in person or online with an in-person skills check. Please see below for details on both options.

PALS is a 2-year Certification. PALS Provider Certification is a 14-hour course completed over 2 classroom days. PALS Re-Certification is a 7-hour course completed over 1 classroom day.

2021 PALS Dates

2-Day Provider Course

  • April 29-30

  • May 26-27

  • June 17-18

  • July 6-7

  • August 16-17

  • August 28-29

  • September 20-21

  • October 21-22

  • November 17-18

  • December6-7

1-Day Recert Course

  • April 29

  • May 26

  • June 17

  • July 6

  • August 16

  • August 28

  • September 20

  • October 21

  • November 17

  • December 6

All class times are 8:00am to 5pm

E-Learning Option


HeartCode is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.


Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA PALS Instructor, meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA PALS Provider course completion card.

E-Learning Pricing

Re-certification E-Learning Key Only - $165.00

Skills Check Only - $165.00

Re-certification E-Learning Key & Skills Check - $305.00

To use the E-learning course please choose that option through the online registration, or contact EMT Associates at (541) 844-1328 to purchase your E-Learning Key.

No refunds will be offered for online HeartCode classes once the key has been issued. 

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The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.