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PALS Hands-On Session

  • The PALS hands-on session is part of the AHA's Blended Learning course.
  • This is an alternative option from the traditional Instructor-Led PALS Provider course.
  • Students will first take an online course called PALS HeartCode. This online course includes videos and simulations.
  • Upon completion, students will receive a certificate, and can find an AHA Training Center to conduct the PALS Hands-On session.
  • After successfully completing both the online and hands-on session, students will receive their BLS Provider certification.










Who is the PALS for?

Any advanced level healthcare provider such as a Paramedic, Nurse, or Physician may need PALS certification. Also, if you're going to school for any of those licenses, you will likely need PALS training.

What is PALS certification used for?

Some licensing bodies and/or employers require an ACLS certification. Generally it's needed for individuals practicing in acute care settings such as EMS, Emergency Departments, Surgery Centers, and ICUs.

How does the PALS Blended Learning class work?

Student will first need to complete the AHA HeartCode PALS course online which has videos, esimulations, and a written test. Then students come in to practice their skills on Child CPR, Infant CPR, and basic Airway Management. Finally, they are tested on those skills.

What sets our PALS Blended Learning classes apart?

Our instructors make sure no one is left behind. This is a low-stress and efficient environment. Whether this is your first time or tenth time, it is sure to be a positive experience.

Why should you choose our PALS Blended Learning training?

This is a great option for those needing flexibility for their busy schedules. Plus, you can rest knowing we never cancel classes, instructors are professional and kind, and classes are engaging and easy. You can also count on receiving your certification card fast!


PALS HeartCodes is part 1 of 2 to complete the AHA's online blended learning option. It's a combination of video and e-simulations which can be done on the student's own time and pace.

Blended learning means that part of the class is done online and part is done in person. The AHA blended learning courses offer all the cognitive portion of the class online, and then the student practices and demonstrates their skills during a hands-on session.

PALS courses are for those in the medical field with jobs that require advanced emergency training. The PALS HeartCode is an option for those people who prefer the convenience of doing the majority of their training online at their own pace.

Times vary by person, but the AHA says the online course will take on average 6.5-7 hours.

Depending on class size and the instructor, it will take approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete.

Students will need to complete the online PALS HeartCode course. After completion, they will receive a certificate that they can present to the instructor performing the hands-on session.

No, the PALS Provider certification you receive will be the exact same as if you had gone through an Instructor-Led course.

Students will be tested on their Child and Infant BLS skills. They will also practice with an EZ-IO and perform a Megacode (up to instructor's discretion). Students will have an opportunity to practice all sections before being tested.

No, the written test is taken online before coming to the PALS hands-on session. Students will also take several online esimulation megacodes. It is up to the discretion of the instructor whether they will have the student perform a hands-on megacode.

No, the hands-on session is sold separately. The AHA does not set or control the pricing set by each individual training center.