PALS-I PALS Instructor


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


Course Name:                PALS Instructor

Course Hours:                9 hours           


Course Description:        The purpose of a PALS Instructor Course is to develop proficiency in teaching, organizing, coordinating and conducting a PALS Provider Course. Candidates must demonstrate satisfactory performance of course scenarios, interactive case presentations, skills presentations, and skills in student testing, assessment, and remediation. All instructors will review and become familiar with all of the PALS equipment and stations during the instructor course. Candidates must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of course organization; course content, including appropriate BLS skills; and Instructor responsibilities; as well as the AHA guidelines for PALS.Instructor candidates will be asked to present two10-minute presentations on a given topic, which will be presented to the other instructor candidates during the course.  The instructor will monitor the student teacher.After successful evaluation the student teacher will be provided with a course completion card and two year certification as a PALS Instructor.

Course Pre-requisites:            A current PALS and BLS Healthcare Provider card.  Completion of the core instructor course.  Visit, Click on the PALS Instructor Essentials and pay the $34.00 fee.  Complete the PALS Essential Course online, which takes about 1.25 hours, please bring your completion certificate with you on the day of class.


Application requirements:      $194.00 Total.  $34.00 online course fee (payable when signing on up online).  $160.00 class tuition (payable with your application) and valid photo ID.

Certificate:                  2 year certification card through the American Heart Association (AHA).

Study Material:           PALS Instructor Manual 

Who is this class for:   Physicians, Pediatricians, nurses, paramedics, and medical professionals who are interested in teaching PALS.

A PALS Instructor card expires two years from the issue date. To maintain current status, the PALS Instructor is required to: 



Prerequisite course(s)
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