How Long Does PALS Online Take?

Posted by Adam Rapp | PALS

Jul 1, 2019

If you’re debating whether to take an in-person or online PALS course, understanding the time constraints of each should be a major factor in your decision – and the answer is an obvious one.

One of the biggest advantages of completing your PALS Certification requirements online is the amount of time you will save. A traditional in-person PALS Certification or Recertification course can take two full days to complete – not to mention the fact that courses oftentimes need to be booked weeks in advance. Fortunately, you can trim those time constraints significantly, bypassing the classroom in favor of your own computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

We’re talking about going from signing up to being certified in a matter of hours – not days or weeks.


Seem too good to be true? It’s not. Opting to take an online PALS course eliminates many of the time-consuming elements that cause an in-person course to take so long.


No longer do you have to find a time in your busy schedule where you can squeeze in a two-day PALS course. Work your online PALS course around your schedule, not the other way around.


No longer do you have to move at a specific pace that is already set before you even begin the course. You set the pace.


No longer do you have to wait weeks after registering to start your course. Simply sign up and begin immediately.


In short, an online PALS course takes the control out of someone else’s hands and puts it into your own. It’s amazing how much more efficient you are with your time when you have the flexibility to work when you want and how you want.


How Long Does PALS Online Take? | eMedCert


While completing your PALS course online is undoubtedly quicker than a classroom-based course, it is still somewhat difficult to give a specific answer to exactly how long our online PALS Certification or Recertification courses take. We see a variety of completion times – a (purposeful) result of our courses being entirely self-guided with no time restrictions whatsoever.

There are several determining factors – familiarity with the material being the most influential – that play a role in how long it takes to complete our courses. We have some customers on the upper-end of the spectrum and some on the lower-end. The vast majority fall somewhere in the middle, which allows us to provide the following estimates of how long it will take you to complete one of the following courses:


PALS Certification:

3-4 hours


PALS Recertification:

1-2 hours


Obviously, those individuals who already know the material well can expect a lower completion time. Regardless of your prior expertise, you’ll be saving yourself all kinds of time!


If you are ready to move forward with one of our online PALS courses, select one of the buttons below:


Sign up for your PALS online course TODAY!