Includes Online AHA Heartcode PALS course, independent skills appointment, and two year AHA PALS Provider eCard
5 hours | $275 (Skills Only $140)

Intended Audience​

Intended Audience

The American Heart Association PALS Provider course trains healthcare professionals and students in pediatric critical care settings to provide lifesaving interventions to victims of respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiac arrest.

Course Topics

Course Topics

BLS Review for Children and Infants, Respiratory Emergencies, Shock, Review of ECG and Pharmacology, PALS Systematic Approach, and Cardiac Arrest Management



Successful completion of course requirements results in a two year American Heart Association PALS Provider eCard

Course Registration

Schedule Preview

Individual Skills Appointments are booked after you register for training and have completed the online Heartcode PALS course. The schedule preview allows you to see what sessions are available before you register.

BEACON PALS Complete Package

Includes the American Heart Association Heartcode PALS online course, Independent Skills Appointment, & American Heart Association PALS Provider eCard​


For participants who have already purchased or received the American Heart Association Heartcode PALS online course. Includes Independent Skills Appointment & American Heart Association PALS Provider eCard​

BEACON PALS is American Heart Association hybrid training designed for healthcare professionals who desire to learn or refresh their pediatric advanced life support skills.  Learners complete a portion of the course  – Heartcode PALS – online and then come to our center for an individual skills appointment.

Yes.  The BEACON PALS program is an approved American Heart Association program that results in a two year AHA PALS Provider certificate upon successful completion.

Code One has over 50 locations which offer PALS Skills Sessions by appointment.  While the exact hours of operation vary by location, most Code One Training Centers accept appointments Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  See our list of locations here.

Yes.  We require that the Heartcode PALS course be completed before you schedule the PALS Skills Session to ensure that you have the coursework done and are ready for your session.

BEACON is the American Heart Association program with some enhancements.  Learners use instrumented manikins from RQI Partners which provide immediate audio and visual feedback on each skill to allow rescuers to achieve mastery and allowing you to BE A CONfident rescuer.

The BEACON PALS Complete Package includes the required Heartcode PALS Online course plus a Hands-On Skills Verification appointment at Code One.  This is the course that most learners require.

BEACON PALS Skills Only is ONLY for learners who have already completed the American Heart Association Heartcode PALS course and have their certificate dated in the past year.

BOTH the Heartcode PALS and the skills session are needed to satisfy certification even if you are renewing your certificate.

The BEACON PALS Complete Package includes theory (Heartcode PALS) and skills verification (PALS Skills).

Here’s the approximate time it takes to complete each one:

  • The online portion of HeartCode PALS is an adaptive learning platform which will adapt (as the name suggests) to your learning needs. If you find yourself benefiting from a more robust learning process the platform will shift to incorporate more videos, examples and practice opportunities to amplify your competency. On the other hand if you are an experienced healthcare provider, the platform will adjust to focus on knowledge verification. Depending on where you are on the spectrum of competency and confidence, Heartcode PALS can be completed in approximately 2-6 hours.
  • On average, the time to complete the hands-on skills session is about one hour.  Experienced rescuers may complete the skills in less time.

HeartCode PALS is the American Heart Association’s blended learning option for Pediatric Advanced Life Support.  The Heartcode PALS course is adaptive and will adjust content based on the prior knowledge of the learner.  Topics include respiratory management, shock, and pediatric cardiac arrest management.

Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a learner completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, and a hands-on skills session.  In order to meet PALS Provider certificate requirements, learners are required to complete both the Heartcode PALS and the hands-on skills session.

The BEACON PALS Complete Package includes the Heartcode PALS course and the individual skills appointment at a Code One Training Center location.

Learners arrive for their scheduled appointment to a Code One Training Center location and check-in using the instructions in their confirmation email.  Our system will confirm your appointment and call you with a door code so you may enter the skills training room.

Your PALS Skills Session includes 6 skills and a megacode review:

  • Child compressions
  • Child ventilations
  • Two-rescuer child CPR
  • Infant compressions
  • Infant ventilations
  • Two-rescuer infant CPR
  • Megacode review and practice

Watch a video of Youtuber Nurse Katherine going through her BEACON BLS Skills Session which uses some of the same testing elements as BEACON PALS.

Yes.  Code One’s BEACON Bundle Package allows you to complete the online portion of the Heartcode BLS, ACLS, and PALS programs and then come in for a single skills appointment to cover skills for all three courses.  The skills appointment takes about two hours.

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