Resuscitation Council (UK)

Frequently asked questions

EPALS course candidates

EPLS has been rebranded as EPALS – European paediatric advanced life support course – this is to reflect the advanced nature of the skills taught on our course. This change encompasses all the courses previously taught as EPLS across Europe. The course has been completely revised, is supported by the latest medical evidence and taught using an evidence based educational approach.

EPALS is approved by the royal colleges of emergency medicine, paediatrics, anaesthesia and the association of paediatric anaesthetists (RCPCH, RCEM, RCA, APA) for training and revalidation for both consultants and junior grades in advanced paediatric resuscitation skills and management.
The EPALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors, nurses and paramedics working in direct contact with children. All applicants must hold a current clinical appointment and professional healthcare qualification. Medical students in their final year of training can be accepted as candidates.

The provider certificate is valid for 4 years from the date of your course.

For courses taken since January 2012 you may download your certificate by logging on to lms.resus.org.uk.Your certificate will always be available for you to download from your LMS account:

Your course certificate can found within two areas of the LMS:

  1. within the enrolled course --> 'Post course'
  2. within 'My profile’ --> ‘View profile'
FAQs - course certificates

You may recertify by attending:

You have one year from the expiry date of your certificate within which to recertify. If you have not recertified before your certificate expires you must attend a full EPALS provider course. 

The route to becoming an EPALS Instructor begins by attending the EPALS Provider course. The faculty may nominate a candidate for Instructor Potential selection at the final faculty meeting. If you are selected and wish to pursue the training you must attend a Generic Instructor Course (GIC) and successfully complete two teaching practices as an Instructor Candidate (IC) before becoming a full instructor.

Yes. Candidates attending the course may claim five points per day (i.e. a total of 10 points for the two day course).

Faculty teaching on the course may also claim points but no more than ten points in any one year.

If you have any further queries regarding CPD please contact your Royal College.

If the FAQs do not address your clinical enquiry submit your query using the contact form providing clear and full details. Enquiries are forwarded to the most appropriate clinician and are answered as soon as is practical.

The payment of any course fees is a contract between the candidate and course centre. The Resuscitation Council (UK) has no jurisdiction over the payment and/or potential refund of fees. Complaints regarding fees should be made directly to the course centre.

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