Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.  The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

~ from American Heart Association Pediatric Life Support (PALS)


Cost of Course 

UC Employees

PALS Full Provider - $170 PALS Recertification - $130

How to Register

UC employees: log-on to Oracle to complete registration.

Non-employees: Please refer to the AHA Course Finder website

Course Location

  • Employees - Please refer to Oracle

How to Pay

To guarantee a seat, payment must be received two (2) weeks prior to your scheduled course date.  Failure to submit payment at this time will result in the automatic cancellation of your scheduled course.

Pay online


Click here to pay online for a Full Provider course

Click here to pay online for a Recertification course. 

Click here to pay online for a Non-UC Full Provider course.

For more information on refunds, see the General Refund/Cancellation Policy.

To review the UC Simulation guidelines for credit card processing, click here.


How to Obtain Course Materials

Books will not be included with the registration cost for the PALS course.  Please visit any of the following locations to either borrow or purchase course materials:


Crerar Library*


UC Bookstore

Required reading:

PALS Provider

30-day loan



*PALS Provider Manuals are held at the Circulation Desk at Crerar Library, not the stacks.  Please ask at the Circulation Desk to request a book. You will need a University of Chicago employee or student ID card.