AHA PALS

The goal of the AHA PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. You will learn how to recognize and intervene in cases of respiratory distress and failure, circulatory shocks, and pediatric arrhythmias. The class consists of lecture, videos, skills practice, and a written test. The PALS certification card is valid for two years and must be renewed before the end of the expiration month.

This class is recommended for nursing students, healthcare providers involved in the care of children and infants, and healthcare providers working in a GI lab.

The most current (2015 edition) AHA PALS textbook is required for all PALS classes.

All PALS courses are approved by the American Heart Association and are taught in accordance with the most current AHA guidelines. 

PALS Renewal

Must have a current, non-expired PALS card

Duration: 6 hours (1-day course)

Price: $165.00

Required: AHA PALS Textbook (2015 Edition); PALS Online pre-assessment found at: www.heart.org/eccstudent

Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for 6 contact hours. CEP #13004.

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NEO Orange County

NEO San Diego

PALS Certification

For first-time students and those with expired PALS cards

Duration: 12 hours (1-day course)

Price: $190.00

Required: AHA PALS Textbook (2015 Edition); PALS Online pre-assessment found at: www.heart.org/eccstudent

Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for 12 contact hours. CEP #13004.

Need BLS? Add-on BLS the same day!

NEO Orange County

NEO San Diego

PALS Heartcode (Online)

Complete your PALS online at www.onlineaha.org. The online portion takes approximately five hours. After completing the online course, you are required to attend an in-person skills session.

*Not recommended for those taking PALS for the first time.

Online Exam Fee: $135.00
Skills Fee: $100.00

The online course must be completed in full prior to coming in for a skills appointment. Please call (866) 266-2229 to schedule an appointment.

PALS Pre-Assessment

The PALS pre-assessment is mandatory for all students. The pre-assessment must be complete prior to coming in. Need help with the pre-assessment? Come in for an PALS prep-course and our instructors will help you.

The PALS pre-assessment can be found at www.heart.org/eccstudent
CODE: pals15

Please note:

-You must pass with a score of 70% or higher
-You can take the pre-assessment an unlimited number of times
-Your progress is NOT saved, so you must print out your results immediately. If you do not have access to a printer, take a screenshot or picture of your results.

REQUIRED: AHA PALS Textbook

All students who attend any AHA class is required to have the most current textbook with them during the class. You may purchase a textbook on the day of your class if you do not have one.

We recommend borrowing or renting one from your work, a co-worker, or friend.