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(2 Year Certification)

Recommended for: Any healthcare professionals and medical personnel who may respond to pediatric emergencies.

Running Time: 4 - 15 Hours (Depending on Format)


Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Taking a PALS Class


When you enroll in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training from Heart Life CPR, you'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to provide advanced care to your community. Designed specifically for healthcare providers and first responders, our courses will not only help you learn to assess, recognize and provide high-quality care to adult patients experiencing life-threatening medical emergencies, including shock, cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and respiratory events, but will also streamline your resuscitation training, improve skills retention, and better serve patients.

The PALS training curriculum is scientifically equivalent to other courses, including all standard scientific learning objectives necessary for professional certification, including rhythm interpretation, electrical interventions and pharmacologic knowledge. In addition, through the use of interactive scenarios, they will also challenge your critical-thinking, problem-solving and teamwork skills, which can help you respond on scene with ease and confidence, and ultimately help you better serve your community. 

A PALS certification, or Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification, is given when you are properly trained to deal with life-threatening situations involving children. A variety of medical institutions and hospitals use PALS procedures. PALS is not for lay people. Only medical professionals will take PALS as you need to have access to drugs and ECG machines to administer the proper procedures. Professions that use PALS in their training include doctors, nurses, first responders, firefighters, medical students, and paramedics.

Upon successful completion of the PALS course, you'll receive a two-year certification. 

We are credentialed by: 

  • The American Heart Association

  • The American Red Cross

  • American Safety and Health Institute  

What You Learn


The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) class has been designed specifically for healthcare providers and first responders – and offers ways to help streamline your training, improve your skill retention and help you better serve your pediatric patients.

In PALS certification classes, you will learn about the different emergency response techniques applied to certain situations when a child’s life is threatened by a medical emergency. You will use pediatric CPR and techniques to deal with a variety of potential issues.

By building on your Basic Life Support (BLS) knowledge, our scientifically equivalent and educationally superior training emphasizes providing high-quality patient care by integrating rhythm interpretation, electrical interventions, and pediatric pharmacologic knowledge with critical thinking, problem-solving, and in-person psychomotor skills practice to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. Throughout the PALS course, you'll learn advanced life support assessment, as well as how to best manage respiratory emergencies, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) protocols for acute arrhythmias, cardiac arrest (including post-cardiac arrest care), acute coronary syndromes and acute stroke within or outside of a medical facility setting.

What We Cover

The PALS Class covers:

  • The systematic approach to Pediatric Assessment

  • Management of pediatric respiratory emergencies

  • Vascular access (Including intraosseous training)

  • Airway Management

  • PALS Pharmacology

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) review

  • Numerous pediatric case studies and simulations

  • How to be both a leader and a team member in a pediatric resuscitation team

CE‘s available for EMS and Board of Nursing! For CME’s, please take a PALS online with skills check.

**This class is for those who have never taken PALS before or have an expired PALS certification card.


You will need to take a PALS certification class to get certified. If it is your first time, you would take the PALS Initial Course. If you are renewing your certification, you can take the PALS Update or Renewal. The certification card will prove that you took the necessary number of hours of PALS training and passed the exam. The certificate will last two years, and you will need to renew it after those two years. Make sure to renew it before the two years is up, otherwise, you will have to take the Initial course all over again!


Heart Life CPR offers PALS certification courses at our location in Norwich, CT as well as in East Hartford at Goodwin College and New haven at Gateway Community College . PALS through Heart Life CPR is affordable, while also being quick and efficient. If your job requires that you take a PALS class, you can rest assured that their courses meet the necessary guidelines for health professionals.

There are many advantages to doing your PALS courses with Heart Life CPR. We are popular not only for our effective and thorough PALS education, but also because of how we teach our courses. First off, you choose your schedule and class type. You can take the course at their training facility or from your home or office. If you choose to do the training at your office, you can choose the time the instructor comes to do your training. This flexibility is why so many people choose Heart Life CPR.

In addition to our PALS certification classes, we offer many other certification courses. Heart Life CPR offers CPR certification and Automated External Defibrillator training, Basic First Aid, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, ECG and Pharmacology, Hospital Fire Safety, Neonatal Resuscitation, and Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization certifications.  Our instructors are medical professionals, such as EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and nurses, with years of field experience. The instructors involve you in the training, so everyone in the class is at the epicenter of the learning. Additionally, your course instructors will give you useful insights and advice they have picked up from their years of working in the field.

If you are a medical professional who wants to get your PALS certification, then sign up for one of Heart Life CPR’s PALS training courses today.


In Person: Delivered in a traditional classroom setting conveniently located at our office in Downtown Norwich, CT. Our in-person PALS courses combine lecture with hands-on skills sessions. The course culminates with testing, which allows participants to receive a two-year certification.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning: Featuring award-winning simulation learning, our blended learning programs combine self-paced, interactive instruction and in-person skills sessions. Blended Learning courses allow you to learn on your schedule, then demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor.



The PALS online certification course includes two parts:

  • Part 1 – A self-paced series of online training modules (3 – 8 hours based on experience)

  • Part 2 – Skills practice at our facility (30 minutes – 1 hour)


PALS online utilizes simulation technology and scenario-based learning that is self-directed on your computer. The course also covers all of the same material as a traditional classroom-based PALS class and includes the complete PALS textbook online.

Pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification remains crucial for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies involving infants and children. And with PALS certification from Heart Life CPR, you can improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

PALS certification online features a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.


Becoming PALS certified online offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Online modules can be completed at your convenience

  • Skills check is quick and easy to complete

  • No physical textbook is required (reduces cost) An online version is included.

  • Two-year certification

  • You will receive your American Heart Association (AHA) PALS card the same day as your skills check



PALS online certification is ideal for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, along with:

  • Physicians

  • Nurses

  • Paramedics

  • Medical personnel with busy schedules


Heart Life CPR’s online course policies includes:

  • NO REFUNDS on online courses

  • Exchanges from an online course to a physical in-class course are allowed if the course key code has not been sent to the student

  • If you would like to schedule a specific date and time for your class, you may do so 72 hours ahead of time


Heart Life CPR provides superior training in essential life-saving techniques to medical professionals and concerned citizens across The Tri State: Connecticut/Rhode Island/Massachusetts area. And for those who care for the public or feel the need to be prepared in case of an emergency, we offer in-depth PALS certification online, as well as a wide assortment of other courses in emergency procedures.

Medical crises happen every day, and we believe that education is vital to stop them before they occur. Our AHA PALS online courses provide real-world insight and guide a learning experience that is focused on you.

We recognize that you need to gain the skills and confidence to act in a crisis, which means you should learn to feel comfortable with the techniques. Our goal is to provide the kind of PALS certification you deserve: skilled and obtained easily – it’s the best way to meet the enormous health challenge posed during pediatric emergencies.

Move closer to becoming PALS certified today! Click here to enroll in our online PALS certification course.


Why Get Certified 

Heart Life CPR makes PALS certification fast, simple and easy. And with Digital Certificates you'll get anytime, anywhere access to your certificates; plus the ability to print, share, and download them wherever and whenever you like. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Heart Life CPR Account. Each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid. 

PALS Renewal & Recertification

Class Running Time: Approximately 6 Hours

Rarely, will anyone face anything more horrific than the unthinkable life-threatening emergency of a child.  Innate within humanity is the desire to protect and assist our little ones.  Even as professionals in the field of health care, providers face many unsettling challenges within their careers.  However, few are more daunting than the enormity of saving the life of a child.  Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is the national standard of excellence in pediatric resuscitation. PALS renewal and recertification courses follow these standards as well.  Increasingly, employers throughout the country are requiring their employees to be current Pediatric Advanced Life Support certified and remain active PALS card holders.  PALS recertification through Heart Life CPR is the most efficient way to satisfy this requirement in the Tri-State Area (Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts)


A famous axiom of pediatric resuscitation is, “Children are not small adults.” PALS renewal and PALS recertification helps providers understand this concept through a review of today’s most current treatment guidelines.  Within the course itself, Heart Life CPR expert instructors review the key concepts of pediatric resuscitation and provide ample opportunities for questions and answers.  PALS renewal course instructors are not only professional instructors but also have direct, hands-on experience in pediatric resuscitation.  As such, they can give you the real world perspective on PALS renewal or PALS recertification and its importance in the challenge of successful pediatric resuscitation.

As part of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support recertification process, students are given ample class time for mannequin practice on pediatric sized “patients.”  As students apply the PALS concepts during mannequin practice, their critical thinking and skill sets are strengthened through direct application of theory taught, helping to integrate the concepts presented in each PALS renewal class. Guided by the PALS renewal class, instructors mentor students in the “best practice” application of the life saving theory reinforced throughout PALS renewal.

PALS Renewal Classes

Heart Life CPR has become the place for PALS certification in the greater Connecticut area and other courses, including ACLS, BLS and basic CPR training. Pediatric Advanced Life Support recertification through Heart Life CPR has multiple advantages.  Offering an extensive variety of class availability throughout the year with classes held at all 4 of our locations, attending courses taught through Heart Life CPR has never been easier.  Course hosting is also available at off-site locations upon special request when available.  Typically offered to hospital based needs on a case by case basis, Heart Life CPR professionals are available to discuss your needs for local courses taught “in house”.

Encouraging employees to obtain and maintain their PALS certification is the next step to becoming a credible business conscientious of the need for high level professionals ready to answer the call for help.  Ensuring the certification is American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC) or American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI) approved increases credibility even further.  Let Heart Life CPR be the company that stands ready to support your efforts to educate and train employees to this higher level of care.  As a dedicated employee, seeking a qualified AHA accredited company that can provide PALS ensures that your certification meets the requirements of the job.  Take that next step and sign up for the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course at Heart Life CPR – our little ones depend on it.


Have additional questions about PALS certification? We have answers. Here are some more PALS FAQs with quick answers from our professional team.



PALS (short for Pediatric Advanced Life Support) is a certification course that teaches students how to properly address life-threatening situations involving children.


PALS certification courses last around 10 hours and can either be one full day of instructor or two shorter days of instruction.


A PALS certification is required for physicians, nurses, paramedics, and respiratory therapists. Completion of a PALS course is highly recommended (and likely required) for anyone pursuing a career in childcare, intensive care, critical care, emergency response, and emergency medicine.


ACLS and PALS cover much of the same advanced life-saving skills and techniques. Whereas ACLS applies these skills to adult victims, PALS applies them to children and covers specific respiratory and cardiac problems most typically seen by healthcare providers.


To earn your PALS certification, you must complete the PALS class and past the end-of-class assessment tests.


To get an American Heart Association PALS certification you can take a hybrid online course. A portion of the course, including the exam, are taken online and then the hands-on skills are performed in person. These skills checks are taught by PALS instructors and typically last 30 minutes to one hour. 100% online PALS courses are not usually accepted by hospitals and some employers.