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PALS Instructor

Lifesaver Associates is proud to provide instructor courses of the highest quality.  As an American Heart Association Training Center , our team of experienced instructors teaches the latest standards in providing life-saving training.


The mission of the American Heart Association is to reduce disability and death from heart disease and stroke. Our Training Center faculty will teach new students how to instruct ACLS courses for advanced healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, paramedics and other allied health professionals.  This course gives the experienced provider the opportunity to learn how to teach and evaluate both basic and advanced life-saving skills. The course outlines what and how to teach; it is not designed to teach basic CPR skills.  The prerequisites for this course include a current BLS/HCP card, minimum of 90% during provider training without remediation, current PALS provider card and completion of the Core Instructor Course (this portion must be completed prior to attending the course).   


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor Course Description     (Discipline Specific Module)

As per the American Heart Association guideline changes, the Instructor course is now comprised of two separate components. These components include the Core Instructor Course and a Discipline Specific Module. Both components MUST be completed prior to moving onto the remaining steps needed to complete your appointment as a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor candidate.


Instructor Course Components

Core Instructor Course (CIC):

The Core Instructor Course is a multi-media tool designed to provide a foundation for teaching and facilitating regardless of an instructor candidate’s area of interest and specialization. This course provides consistent and uniform instructor training, eliminating material that is repetitive across the various disciplines, with the goal of creating more effective ECC instructors.

 Discipline Specific Module (DSM):

The Discipline Specific Module will take place over one day at our training facility and uses a combination of various instructor-led and video based lessons, in addition to the resuscitation team concept. This latter concept gives the instructor candidate the opportunity to practice teaching the dynamics of responding to resuscitation as part of a team in simulated cases with the emphasis on effective communication and teamwork.


Early registration is encouraged to ensure space availability. Class size is limited to 8 students.


The fee for this course is $500.00 for instructors aligning under our Training Center .  Participants aligned (or aligning within 2 years) under other Training Centers pay an additional $100.00 in addition to any other fees to complete necessary paperwork.

Cancellations/Refunds Policy

All cancellations and request for refunds must be made in writing at least two (2) weeks prior to the course start date. A $50 withdrawal fee will be charged. All tuition will be forfeited after that date.

Lifesaver Associates reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment. In the event of cancellation, tuition will be refunded or transferred to another course date at Lifesaver Associates expense.


Student Materials

 Required:       Pediatric Advanced Life Support Manual (provided with course registration)

                       Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor Toolkit (not provided with course registration)


The Instructor candidate must successfully complete a PALS Instructor course. Within 90 days of successfully completing the PALS Instructor course, the instructor candidate must successfully demonstrate his or her teaching skills while being monitored/mentored during a PALS Provider or PALS Renewal course conducted at our Training Facility. A PALS Instructor card expires two years from the issue date. To maintain current status, the PALS Instructor is required to:

  • Maintain current provider status as evidenced by demonstration of acceptable provider skills and completion of the provider written examination with a score of 90% or higher, and
  • Teach two or more courses per year or a minimum of four courses within the preceding two years.
  • Attend updates as required within the previous two years.
  • Present documentation of successful teaching ability as monitored in the preceding two years.