Approximately how long does the PALS Course take to complete?
Approximate course completion times are listed below. Times are based on a recommended ratio of 6 students to 1 Instructor to 1 manikin or station (NOTE: the CPR and AED and Management of Respiratory Emergencies stations require 1 Instructor and 2 manikins for 6 students per station). Using different ratios will result in increased course completion times.
• Full course: 10 to 14 hours, plus additional time for breaks and lunch
• Update with all optional stations: 8 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch
• Update without optional stations: 6 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch
Approximate PALS Skills course completion time is listed below. Time is based on a recommended ratio of 1 students to 1 Instructor.
• Skills Practice & Test: 2 - 3 hours, plus additional time for breaks