PALS Recertification

Available course dates

Course fee: $145 • Nonrefundable: $25


Staying current as a PALS provider requires routine recertification every two years. This 1-day intensive refresher program covers what you need to know to pass the test, including the latest changes in the American Heart Association’s guidelines.

You will review the assessment criteria for infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest and to identify the signals and/or actions for the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. You will also be able to demonstrate assessment and performance skills in Pediatric Advanced Life Support including for shock/respiratory failure, airway management/intubations, dysrrhythmia recognition, resuscitation, and vascular access for infants and children. There is also an optional precourse diagnostic examination available.

If you successfully complete the course you can earn 8 hours of instructor-led CEU credit for dentists, nurses, and paramedics, and an AHA PALS provider card good for two years.


You must have a current AHA PALS provider card.
There is no grace period awarded for expired provider cards.
A current AHA Basic Life Support (CPR) card is strongly recommended.

BLS Recertification

If you have a current BLS certification and you would like to renew, you may take advantage of the BLS Recertification course we will conduct on the same day as our PALS Recertification courses. This option will be added to your shopping cart when you select PALS Recertification; you are welcome to remove it.

Required Materials

The American Heart Association PALS textbook is available for purchase through the suggested vendor, UCLA Medical Residents may obtain a copy of the textbook from Rose Ziff, House Staff Coordinator for the UCLA Medical Center. Check each course date for location. Most courses are at our Los Angeles (Westwood) location.


The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BCLS (CPR), ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by AHA. Any fees charged for this course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the AHA.