How Long Does My Class Last?

The following are approximate course duration times.


  • BLS Class:  3.5 – 4 hours
  • Heartsaver CPR AED Class:  3 hours
  • Heartsaver CPR AED First Aid Class:  6-7 hours
  • First time ACLS Class:  10-12 hours (1 day only)
  • First time PALS Class:  12-14 hours (1 day only)
  • ACLS Renew Class:  8-9 hours
  • PALS Renew Class:  5-8 hours
  • BLS/ACLS Renew Combo class:  8-9 hours


How Long Will It Take to Complete the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment?

Although everyone is different, it usually takes about 1 hour to complete.

Once you pass it with at least a 70%, you will print it and present it to the instructor at the time of class.

What Book is Required for the PALS Course?

You will need the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Manual issued by the American Heart Association with a copyright date of 2020 or later.

The PALS Manual is required for the course.

Can the ACLS and/or PALS Self-Assessments Be Taken Multiple Time?

Yes, you can take the PALS self-assessment and/or the ACLS self-assessment as many times as you want as long as get the required 70% passing score.

This 70% passing score must be presented to your instructor at the time of class.

What is the Difference Between the PALS 1 Pay and 3 Pay Class?

The 3 pay option gives you the option to put $99 down initially and then make the remaining payments anytime before or on the day of your class. The 1 pay option is to pay the entire balance at once.

After either payment is made, your books and course materials will be immediately mailed to you so you can begin course preparation.

How Do I Claim my eCard?

The American Heart Association no longer provides physical cards. All cards are in digital format that you can access and print.


Here are directions on How To Claim and Access Your Ecard.

Once you have accessed your card through the AHA’s website, you will have the option to download and print the eCard, which is in PDF format.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact us. We’re always happy to help!






Can I Take the PALS Renewal if My Card is Expired?

If you have an expired PALS card of more than 60 days, you will have to take the First Time PALS course. However, if your PALS card has been expired for less than 60 days you can take the PALS Renewal course.