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PALS Renewal Face To Face


Course Overview

The American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) class teaches healthcare professionals how to provide life-saving care to infants and children. It prepares people pediatric responders to treat cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary emergency situations in infants and children.

The AHA PALS Renewal course by Prime Medical Training covers various systems of care, medication administration, EKG interpretation, and advanced airway management. This course also highlights the importance of teamwork and communication for high-quality patient care.

Prime Medical Training is an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) training center. Our AHA PALS renewal classes are taught face to face by fully licensed and experienced instructors. Students will be equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills to handle pediatric emergency situations.










What’s Covered In This PALS Renewal Course?

Our American Heart Association (AHA) PALS Renewal course builds on the foundational skills taught in Basic Life Support (BLS). The course teaches pediatric advanced life support treatment algorithms, pediatric assessments, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics.

Students will learn timely recognition and required interventions to prevent cardiac and respiratory arrest or shock in pediatric patients as well as how to deliver treatment.

What To Expect From Your PALS Renewal Class

The AHA PALS Renewal is designed to be interactive, hands-on, and efficient. This advanced class will challenge your problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, so you can provide better patient care.

In this course, students can expect case-based scenarios, videos, and skills practice. You also get to use practical tools and equipment, such as the EZ-IO and the time-saving Broselow Tape.

How Long Does a PALS Renewal Class Take to Complete?

Our PALS Renewal course usually takes about four to six hours. The course time may vary depending on how many students are in the class and how engaged students may be. We ensure to schedule regular breaks throughout the course to maintain a comfortable learning pace.

We always do our best to meet students at their knowledge level. Our classes will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions from our highly skilled PALS instructors.

PALS Renewal Tests & Certificates

Prime Medical Training issues certification cards immediately after completing a PALS Renewal class. Students will receive their AHA eCard within one business day of their class. AHA PALS certification is good for two years.


PALS stands for Pediatric Advanced Life Support. It builds on the fundamentals of high quality BLS and introduces advanced airway management, ECG rhythm interpretation, Pediatric Assessment Model, and the use of cardiac and respiratory drugs.

Yes. The AHA PALS online blended learning class is nationally recognized and widely accepted. In addition to the AHA PALS class online, students need to complete a hands-on skills session.

After completing the PALS training online and the skills session, students will receive an AHA PALS certification.

Depending on who you take it from, it should take about 5-8 hours.

The PALS certification is good for 2 years.

The PALS pretest is online. You can find a link with the passcode in your PALS student manual, or your instructor will provide you this information before coming to class. The PALS pretest is required by the AHA before a student can take a PALS class.

Students can find third-party PALS practice tests online. However, the official PALS pretest serves as a great practice tool, and students can retake it as many times as they want.

No. PALS does not cover all the topics of BLS. PALS only focuses on pediatric life support for cardiac, respiratory and shock emergencies. BLS teaches Adult CPR, choking, and naloxone administration which are not covered in PALS.

PALS only provides a brief review of Child/Infant BLS. It does not go in depth with Child/Infant BLS and it does not cover at all the topics of Adult CPR, choking, or naloxone administration.

After successfully completing a PALS class, a student should be issued their certification card immediately after the class but no more than 20 days after the class. Students will receive an eCard sent via email.

You can read more here about getting a replacement card. Those who initially received an eCard via email can login to the AHA and retrieve it. If you initially received a traditional paper card, you will either need to contact the instructor who taught your class or the training center the instructor was aligned with at the time they taught your class. You may be charged a fee for replacement paper cards.

Prime Medical Training offers local PALS classes at their offices and they travel to student’s locations. Search Prime’s class registration page to find upcoming classes in your location.

PALS Renewal classes are intended for advanced healthcare providers and medical personnel involved in responding to pediatric emergencies. These personnel may be assigned to emergency medicine, intensive and critical care units, and emergency response.

This course is also aimed at doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other medical staff renewing their PALS certifications.

Before coming into the AHA PALS Renewal class, you need to bring your certification card. You will also be asked to complete a pre-test and bring a printout of the results.  

To pass the exam, you need to have at least a 70 percent score. Aside from the proof of passing the test, you must have your student manual with you.

At Prime Medical Training, all our PALS Renewal courses in Tennessee take place in our Knoxville training centers. You can check our class registration page to learn more about upcoming classes in your location.

You can call us at 888-288-9049 or send us an email at to find more information about the AHA PALS Renewal certificate cost.