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December, 2013: NIHE was named as being in the TOP 1% of all AHA Training Centers!!


We are open and teaching classes.  All courses are being taught using appropriate social distancing and disinfection measures.  Instructor courses & skill checks may also be done virtually.

Northern California AHA classes will be BLENDED LEARNING ONLY for January 2021 due to California COVID restrictions.  This means students will need to complete the online portion called Heartcode and then come in for the Skills Practice and Testing session.  Note these session have limited enrollment due to COVID so be sure to register for the time you want to come in.  These are complete AHA courses & you will receive a real AHA PALS course completion card upon completion of both portions--online and skill test!

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Northern California locations (click on city name to go to registation page for that location)

Sacramento           San Francisco             Vacaville               

Southern California locations 



Tampa, FL




Waco, Texas

ALL of our PALS courses will result in you receiving an American Heart Association PALS card upon successful completion of all course requirements Below you will find a description of each type of PALS class we offer and who is eligible to take each course. Once you know which course you wish to sign up for, click on the link at the top or bottom of this page for the city that is closest to your location. This will take you to a registration page where you may find a convenient course date and register and pay for the type of PALS class that you need.  

PALS Update/Recert-This course is open to all students with a current PALS card.  The American Heart Association PALS Update/Recert course is designed to provide pediatric healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children and help improve outcomes.  The PALS course covers: pediatric emergencies, concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, BLS, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics.  PALS training is intended for professionals who must be credentialed as a requirement for doing their jobs, including: pediatricians, emergency room, family, and other physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, paramedics, intensive care and critical care providers, other providers required to initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.  All students will complete all of the mandatory and optional skills to meet the AHA requirements. Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an AHA PALS Provider Course Completion Card. This course begins at 3:30 p.m. at all of our locations except Sacramento, CA where the course begins at 9 a.m.  You must have a current AHA PALS Provider manual at this class. 

PALS Online with Skill Check-This is the American Heart Association PALS Heartcode with Skill Check. This course is open to all new, current, and expired PALS students.  Unlike the PALS Update/Recert course, all students, including new and expired students, who complete the Online portion are eligible for remediation on the skills exam.  Completion of both portions, online and live skill check, will result in the student receiving an AHA PALS card.  This course is open to new, expired, and current PALS card holders.  The two-part online portion, core and advanced, covers all of the PALS curriculum.  After completion of the online portion the student will attend a Skill Check which will cover all of the mandatory and optional PALS skills.  Skill checks begin at 4:30 p.m. at all of our locations except Sacramento, CA where they begin at 9:30 a.m.

What card and CE certificate will I receive?

Current PALS Classes

Northern California locations (click on city name to go to registation page for that location)

Sacramento          San Francisco           San Jose            Vacaville            

Southern California locations 



Tampa, Fl




12/3 Vacaville

12/7 San Francisco

12/13 Fontana

12/14 Vacaville


1/5 San Francisco

1/11 Sacramento

2/9 San Francisco

2/22 Vacaville

3/2 San Francisco

3/8 Sacramento

4/6 San Francisco

4/11 Fontana

4/15 Vacaville

4/19 Vacaville

4/26 Sacramento

5/4 San Francisco

6/8 San Francisco

6/21 Vacaville

7/6 San Francisco

7/12 Sacramento

8/3 San Francisco

8/15 Fontana

8/19 Vacaville

8/23 Vacaville

9/7 San Francisco

9/13 Sacramento

10/5 San Francisco

10/25 Vacaville

11/2 San Francisco

11/8 Sacramento

11/14 Fontana

12/2 Vacaville

12/7 San Francisco

12/13 Fontana

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*The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS, & PALS & 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.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.