PALS Course

Pediatric advanced life support (PALS) for in-hospital providers

Nothing is more important to us than the health and welfare of our infants and children. Healthcare facilities, like your own, require pediatric advanced life support certification for the personnel that you depend upon to take care of your pediatric population.

Some of those providers care for critically ill children each and everyday in their practice. Others take care of those with relatively minor injuries or illness, but must always stand at the ready in case things change quickly. These two diverse groups have very different educational needs. Currently one course is available for all providers.

We have changed that. We offer PALS certification online that is as diverse as its participants. While offering an in-depth educational experience to those that need it, the course also offers a comprehensive review of new science in the pediatric arena for those who practice critical care pediatric medicine on a regular basis. No two providers will take the course in the same way or the same time frame, but all will complete it with the ability to demonstrate their competence by passing an online examination. Our course meets your needs as an administrator as well as the needs of each participant.

Course format

This course is offered in in-person group format and online/blended format. All our instructors hold current and valid ACLS/PALS instructor credentials from the American Heart Association. (Some customers require that our instructors additionally hold paramedic licensure, we can meet this requirement.)

This course may be used for required job training

Skill testing

See our PALS skills form here.

If your employer requires you to complete an in person skills test, please use the Pacific Medical Training skills test form that is available for you to print in your student workroom.

A certified authorized instructor such as a paramedic can complete your skills test. Please provide them with the Pacific Medical Training skills test form. The instructor will complete the form after you successfully complete the in person skills test. Please note that the instructor does not issue you a new eCard. Your Pacific Medical Training eCard was immediately issued to you once you completed the Pacific Medical Training online course. Hard-copy certificate will be shipped if requested. Email your completed skills test form with your instructor’s credential information to . If you are unable to locate an instructor, please contact us and we will see who is available in your area.

This skills check documentation process is significantly more stringent than American Heart Association, Red Cross and all our other competitors.

Course overview

Our course front matter includes the syllabus, complete accreditation statements and statements from all instructors and contributors.


This course is accredited for up to 8 hours of continuing medical education hours by AMA — American Medical Association, ANCC — American Nurses Credentialing Center, ADA CERP — American Dental Association, ACPE — Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. See full accreditation statements from these organizations in the course front matter above. See our accreditation letters and sample certificates on our accreditations page.

Scientific basis

This course is written based on scientific evidence. This course is current with respect to the latest 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for CPR and ECC. This science is compatible with Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation (HSF), European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

Additional review information

Additional information is available for organizations that are reviewing our course, just ask us.

  • Complete printout of study materials
  • Complete testing instruments with answer keys -- This is only available to accreditation organizations and government regulators that review our course.
  • Complimentary online course access
  • Resumes, CVs and all credentialing information for our instructors

The American Heart Association name is owned by American Heart Association, Inc. Pacific Medical Training has no affiliation with American Heart Association.

Completion eCard

Sample of our course completion eCard (click to enlarge):



Students will also have a copy of their skills form (see information on the left).

Please verify the authenticity of our eCards by emailing us with the name and expiration date of the student.

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Contact us at +1 484-464-2882 or to schedule an in-person training for your group (minimum of 10 people). Or see our online sales page.