PALS Fees and Registration

Important notice to renewal students: As of December 2016 you must obtain a PALS Provider book that includes the 2015 science updates (©2016).


Internal participants

Internal OHSU Participants qualify to take their PALS course at no cost if the following conditions are met:

  1. The certification is required by position description or is an educational program requirement
  2. The certification is current and unexpired
  3. The course date is within the last 60 days of a recertification cycle

For more information about OHSU's policy for recertification, please see the policy documentation here

Internal registration for CARE courses is through OHSU's Learning Management System, Compass 

PALS Provider

PALS Update

External participants

If you are an external applicant registering for a PALS class, or you do not meet the above requirements, the associated course fees are as follows:

  • Provider Class: $250, without book materials
  • Renewal Class: $150, without book materials
  • BLS Renewal Add-on: $46

You are notified of class time and location after your registration is received.

Cancellation Policy: Due to class size limitations, registration fee is not refundable if cancellation is made less than two weeks prior to class date.

Download the registration form and email the completed form to, or if paying by check, please mail to:

2730 SW Moody Ave. Mail code: CL4C 
Portland, OR 97201

Registration Form

(Please make checks payable to OHSU Care.)

You will be notified electronically that your registration materials have been received.

Courses are held at the OHSU South Waterfront Campus.

It is highly recommended you register several months in advance of your preferred class date; classes fill quickly and are limited to 16 students per class. (It is unlikely that there will be room in a class if you wait until the month of the class to register.)  We are unable to process registrations received less than two weeks prior to the class date you have chosen. We encourage you to send registration and payment as soon as possible, so you will have the maximum time to prepare for the course.

To cancel or reschedule a class only, please call 503-346-4425.

NOTE: The PALS update class is primarily a review and testing format; if you do not regularly use PALS, and if you are unfamiliar with the algorithms and pharmacology, we suggest you take the two-day class.

Course location

PALS Courses are held at:

Robertson Life Sciences Building
2730 S.W. Moody Ave
Portland, OR 97201

Questions? Contact: