The Seattle Children’s PALS Training Center is an American Heart Association (AHA)–designated PALS Training Center that follows the AHA Curricula for PALS Provider, PALS Renewal Update and HeartCode PALS Parts 1 and 2 Courses and is adapted for the PALS Provider for Physicians and Advanced Practitioners. Upon successful completion, participants are granted a PALS Provider card.


This official American Heart Association (AHA) PALS Course trains healthcare providers in the skills for assessment and management of infants and children with conditions of respiratory distress and failure, shock and cardiac rhythm disturbances using the team approach with effective communication and is required for work in high-risk areas where advanced therapies are provided. See the PALS brochure (PDF) for more information.


All courses expect proficient high quality BLS-HCP using 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. PALS includes infant and child BLS stations where CPR skills are practiced and tested. HeartCode PALS Part 1 on-line Certificate of Completion is required prior to attending Part 2 In-Class BLS and PALS Core Case Skills Test.

PALS Registration Process

All Seattle Children’s Employees with Employee Numbers Starting with 0–1 All Others, Including Those Practicing at Seattle Children’s with Badge ID Numbers Starting with 2–9

Register for PALS at the Seattle Children's Hospital Learning Center.

Continue registration below on this page.

Registration closes at 12 noon Friday of the week prior to all sets of courses conducted Thursday through Sunday.

Study Tools

2011 edition PALS Provider Manuals are required for preparation, during and after the course.


All courses are conducted at Seattle Children’s, NE 70th St. and Sand Point Way NE, Seattle.

More Information and Class Schedules

Read the brochure (PDF) or contact us at:

Seattle Children's PALS Training Center
P.O. Box 5371/S-219
Seattle, Washington 98145



HeartCode PALS Course Part 1 Online and Part 2 In-Class

The AHA 2012 edition online HeartCode PALS Part 1 is perfect for the experienced pediatric healthcare provider with savvy computer simulation skills who has class-time limitations. It is a good option for PALS renewal and experienced providers practicing PALS in their daily work. Learn more at for operating system requirements for computer simulation analysis to successfully pass HeartCode PALS Part 1 online and produce the Certificate of Completion required to attend the Part 2 in-class Skills Test.

HeartCode PALS provides Part 1 online self-paced learning, interactive case simulation and written exam. Part 2 in-class skills session tests team leader and team member skills using case scenarios. Part 1 online key code is included in fee. If you already purchased a key code directly from, print your certificate and register for Part 2 in-class for a discounted fee. Attend the in-class HeartCode PALS Part 2 Skills Test session facilitated by our PALS Training Center faculty.

Register for a PALS HeartCode Part 2 date:

12:30 to 3:45 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sundays

Fees (include beverage and snack)

  • All physicians/DDS/DO: $245
  • Seattle Children's staff (PA, CRNA, resident MD/fellows): $200
  • All other participants: $225
  • HeartCode Part 2 only: $140; you must present your online Part 1 Certificate of Completion to the PALS office.

PALS Renewal Update Course

The PALS Renewal Update course is for AHA PALS Providers with an issue date not exceeding two years through the end of the month in which the card was issued.

Register for a Renewal date:

Fees (include morning beverages and lunch)

  • All physicians/DDS/DO: $245
  • Non–NPD-subsidized healthcare providers at Seattle Children's (CRNA, resident MD/fellows): $200
  • All other participants: $225

PALS Provider Course

The two-day Provider course is for healthcare providers taking the PALS course for the first time, or for those whose PALS Provider status has expired.

Register for:

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Fees (include morning beverages, lunch and refreshments)

  • All physicians/DDS/DO: $375
  • Non–NPD-subsidized healthcare providers at Seattle Children's (PA/CRNA/resident MD/fellows): $260
  • All other participants: $285

PALS Provider Course for Physicians and Advanced Practitioners

The one-day PALS Provider course is designed for the experienced healthcare provider who has a firm knowledge base of assessment and management of respiratory failure and shock and cardiac rhythm disturbances with advanced resuscitation of infants and children. Practice skills in advanced airway management, vascular access, performance of basic life support, cardiac rhythm recognition and electrical and medical therapy. Recommended audience: Physicians and advanced-practice health professionals (ARNP, PA, CRNA).

Register for:

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5:10 p.m.

Fees (include morning beverages, lunch and refreshments)

  • All physicians/DDS/DO: $350
  • Advanced-practice others (ARNP, CRNA, PA): $260
  • Resident MD/fellows: $260

PALS Instructor Course

Experienced PALS Providers train to become new PALS instructors by integrating learning and teaching principles with mentored practice teaching during the concurrent PALS Provider Course. Limited registration. Acceptance only by complete application. To learn more, email us.

Cancellation, Transfer and Refund Policy

  • A $15 cancellation fee is charged for cancellations with more than one week’s notice.
  • An $80 cancellation fee is charged for cancellations with less than one week’s notice.
  • No refund if cancellation is made less than 48 hours prior to the course.
  • An $80 processing fee will be charged for course transfers with less than one week’s notice.
  • In the event of a late cancellation, failure to attend the course or incomplete or failed course, employers may choose not to pay for a subsequent course.
  • All fees are the responsibility of the registrant, and are required no later than one week prior to the course.

Course Location

  • PALS courses are held at Seattle Children's 70th and Sand Point location, 6901 Sand Point Way NE, located 1.5 miles north of Seattle Children's main campus. Driving directions will be sent in your confirmation packet.
  • Confirmation packets that include books will be sent via the mail. All others will be sent electronically approximately one month prior to the course with timely registration.


Credit cards, company checks (no personal checks) and budget transfers (Seattle Children’s employees only) are accepted. Payment is due at time of registration. Personal checks are not a payment option.

Mail company checks made out to Seattle Children’s to:

PALS Training Center
Seattle Children's
PO Box 5371/S-219
Seattle, WA 98145

Information and Forms for Seattle Children's PALS Training Sites

Official AHA Statement for Authorized Provider of CPR and ECC Courses

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, PALS and PEARS, and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.