What to Do if Your PALS Certification is Expired

What to Do if Your PALS Certification is Expired

Working in the health care industry, it’s easy to get so busy with the day to day duties of the job and trying to balance everything else in your life that you forget to do certain things, like renewing your medical certifications.

If you let your Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification expire, there’s no need to panic.

In fact, getting back on track is much faster and easier than you may think. Here’s what you need to do.

Find a recertification course.


First and foremost, many people erroneously believe that once their PALS certification expires, they have to take the initial certification course all over again.

Thankfully, this isn’t true.

In fact, even if a decent amount of time has lapsed since your credentials expired, you will still only be required to take a PALS recertification course.

Essentially, an expired certificate is just inactive.

In order to reactivate it, you only need to recertify.

This is great news because the recertification course is less expensive and less time consuming.

However, keep in mind, this is ProMed Certifications' policy. Other organizations may hold more stringent restrictions requiring you to certify instead of recertify if you certification expires.

Choose a provider


Another point of good news is that obtaining your PALS recertification can be as easy as signing up with an online provider, like ProMed Certifications.

And even if you initially obtained your PALS certification through someone else, whether it was an in-person class or another online provider, you have the option to go with any company you wish.

All you’ll want to do is verify whether the recertification course is up to date with AHA guidelines and is accepted by employers.

Our course is backed by a 100% money-back guarantee, so you can feel confident that you’re getting the best recertification available.

Register for your recertification course


The beauty of online PALS recertification courses is that you can begin the process immediately, at the click of a button.

There’s no need to sign up, wait for a scheduled class and attend during a specified timeframe.

In fact, if you’ve got the availability, you could easily register, complete the coursework, take your exam and become recertified all in the same day.

Once you pass your exam, you’ll receive instant access to your PALS card that you can download, print and use right away.

Grab your card and be on your way


As soon as you’ve completed your PALS recertification course, passed your exam and printed your card, you’ll be ready to head back to work and present it to your employer.

Your new card will be valid for a term of two years at which point you’ll be required to recertify once again.

As mentioned, PALS recertification cards obtained through us are guaranteed to be accepted by your employer or we’ll issue a full refund within 60 days. It’s that simple.


If your PALS certification expired – whether it’s been a day, a year or longer – the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to get back on track is through online recertification.