AHA Heartcode® PALS Online


HeartCode PALS® is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s PALS Course. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace. Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode PALS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA PALS Instructor or a HeartCode compatible manikin.


AHA Heartcode® PALS Online

The AHA HeartCode® PALS Online (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) is an online, self-directed program designed to teach healthcare providers essential pediatric emergency management skills. Developed by the American Heart Association (AHA), it incorporates interactive learning modules, simulations, and assessments to ensure mastery of PALS guidelines. Participants learn to recognize and intervene in pediatric emergencies such as cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, and shock. The program emphasizes teamwork, effective communication, and decision-making in high-stress situations. Upon successful completion, learners receive certification, validating their ability to provide advanced life support to critically ill or injured children.


Completing HeartCode® PALS online

Training involves several steps:

  1. Enrollment: Register for the HeartCode® PALS course through an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) training center or online platform.
  2. Online Modules: Access the online learning platform and complete the interactive modules covering PALS at your own pace.
  3. Knowledge Assessment: After completing the online modules, take the knowledge assessment to evaluate your understanding of PALS principles and procedures.
  4. Skills Practice: Schedule an in-person skills practice session with a certified AHA PALS instructor. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to practice CPR and other PALS skills using training manikins and receive guidance from the instructor.
  5. Skills Assessment: Following the skills practice session, demonstrate your proficiency in PALS skills during a skills assessment. The instructor will evaluate your performance and provide feedback.
  6. Certification: Upon successful completion of both the online modules and the in-person skills sessions, you will receive your PALS certification from the American Heart Association, valid for two years.


Accessing your Heartcode® PALS online training

You will receive an email with a URL for your course, plus instructions for activating your purchase. If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your spam or junk mail folder. If you cannot locate the email, please contact us at sparchman@codebluetraining.org

For instructors distributing the course to your students, the email will guide you through the process step by step. You may forward the email to your students along with their individual codes, or instructions on how to provide access through a specific platform or learning management system.

Rest assured, the instructions will be straightforward and user-friendly, ensuring a seamless experience for both you and your students. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of digital learning with the AHA Heartcode® PALS online!


Fulfillment time on AHA Heartcode® Course Purchases

all online course orders will be fulfilled within 48 hours of the purchase. Please plan accordingly if purchasing AHA HeartCode® PALS online in anticipation of an upcoming class.


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By purchasing HeartCode® PALS online from us, you’re not just acquiring a digital resource, you’re investing in the knowledge and skills needed to save lives confidently and effectively. Join the countless healthcare professionals who trust us for their PALS training needs.


Questions? Check out the FAQ guide below!

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Additional information

Included With Purchase

Access to the PALS Provider Manual eBook is included with HeartCode® PALS. You will be able to access the Provider Manual from within the course.

Technical Requirements

Supported Web Browsers: Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari

Operating Systems and Computing Hardware: Win8+ with 4GB+ RAM, MacOS 10.13+ with 4GB+ RAM, Android 8+ with 2GB+ RAM, iOS 11+ with 2GB+ RAM

Internet Connection: Broadband – Fiber, wireless, DSL, cable modem

While the system will run in smaller screen sizes, these are the recommended minimum sizes for the best experience: 4" (mobile) or higher

Please refer to elearning.heart.org for specific course technical requirements.

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Associated Course : PALS
Format : Online Course
Product Type : Blended and eLearning

Course Length: Due to the adaptive technology used in this course, the completion time for the online portion of HeartCode courses varies based on the student’s self-assessment and knowledge of the cognitive material.

Continuing Education Information

Accreditation Terms
Joint Accreditation: 10/20/2023 – 10/19/2026

CAPCE: 10/20/2023 – 10/19/2026

AARC: 10/20/2023 – 10/21/2024

Accreditation Statements

Joint Accreditation Statements
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement – Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 3.75 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 4.75 contact hours.

ACPE Credit Designation Statement – Pharmacists
ACPE Credit: 3.75 Contact Hours. Universal Program Number: JA0000134-0000-23-137-H04-P

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 5.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 23-AMHA-F4-0052.

By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

AARC Credit Statement – Respiratory Therapist
This non-traditional program has been approved for 4.50 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063.

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Participation and Successful Completion
I. Learners will register through RQI 1Stop or related LMS
II. Attendees will claim credit on a variety of online LMSs

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:

1. Complete all portions of the online course
2. Complete the course evaluation
3. Print the Certificate/Statement of Credit

Disclosure Statement
All persons in a position to control educational content of a CE activity provided by the American Heart Association must disclose to the audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The presence or absence of all financial relationships will be disclosed to the audience in activity materials. All unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed will also be disclosed to the audience. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

The following authors/faculty have declared NO financial interest(s) and/or affiliations:

Kelly D. Kadlec, MD, Med
Mary E. McBride, MD, Med
Reylon Meeks, RN, BSN, MS, MSN, EMT, PhD
Jennifer Ashcraft, MSN Ed, RN
Brian K. Walsh, PhD, RRT
Jeremy Dymond, RN
Melissa Mahgoub, PhD
Comilla Sasson, MD, PhD
Deanna Rodriguez, MBA
Lauren Sanderson, MS


The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS Course Completion Card for job or other requirements.