Proudly Serving South Carolina's
Lowcountry Region


The competency based paramedic course follows the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and consists of at least 1,100 hours of classroom instruction, laboratory, clinical and field rotations through the Lowcountry Region. In addition students will complete provider level courses in trauma, advance cardiac life support, and advance level pediatric life support.

The course will prepare students to participate in the National Registry Paramedic exam.

Entrance Requirements
  • Must maintain at minimum a South Carolina or National Registry EMT certification throughout the course.
  • Achieve the minimum score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
  • Successfully complete an anatomy and physiology course within the past 5 years. Lowcountry Regional EMS Council will be offering a LREMSC Anatomy & Physiology Course. Please contact the LREMSC Education Director if you believe you qualify for an exemption to have the courses you have successfully completed evaluated. An official school transcript is required to perform an exemption evaluation. Please assure that you allow ample time for the acquisition of an official transcript and the exemption evaluation process.
  • Must be covered by employers' Worker's Compensation or have major medical health insurance that remains in effect throughout Paramedic training.
  • The clinical contract requires that all individuals having contact with patients (including students performing clinical rotations) undergo a national criminal background check. Each student is required to submit a photocopy of their driver’s license to the Council Staff for completion of the criminal background check. If you are considering paramedic training and have an arrest record, you must contact us as soon as possible to determine whether you are eligible for participation in the paramedic course.
  • The hospital and field clinical contracts require that our office have on file for each student participating in the clinical process a current health statement verifying that the student has tested negative for tuberculosis within three (3) months prior to the beginning of clinicals and verifying immunization against Rubella, Rubeola, Varicella, Tetanus and Hepatitis B. The contracts also require a drug screen immediately prior to the start of clinical rotations.

The Lowcountry Regional EMS Council is approved by the South Carolina State Approving Agency to receive Veterans Administration benefits for paramedic training. Please contact the Council office for information about utilizing your VA benefits for paramedic tuition. Federal law requires additional specific policies regarding recipients of Veterans Administration Education Benefits. These policies may be found here.

Class size limited to the first 24 qualified, paid registrations. A fully executed payment plan agreement is acceptable to qualify the applicant as paid.

  Packet of Required Documents

  Paramedic Student Handbook

  Paramedic Student Clinical Evaluation Form for Team Lead

  Tuition Payment Plan Available

  Online Registration

All initial students must complete an Enrollment Agreement in person at the Council office in order to enroll in a LCREMSC program. Students must make an appointment to complete the Enrollment Agreement by calling (843) 529-0977. The Enrollment Agreement may be completed on the day that the student takes the HOBET exam provided the student makes those arrangements in advance.

Course Paramedic
Course Number LR-001
Location Walterboro, SC
Instructor TBD
Tuition TBD
Date TBA
Schedule TBD
Hours 1,100 contact hours
Registration Deadline TBD

Note: The course dates above are for the didactic portion of the Paramedic Program. Completion of the clinical component may take an additional time depending on student availability, motivation and other factors including gaining competency in required skills.

Lowcountry Regional EMS Council’s Paramedic Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) until March 31, 2021.

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is a programmatic postsecondary accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and carries out its accrediting activities in cooperation with 23 review committees (Committees on Accreditation). CAAHEP currently accredits over 2,100 entry level education programs in 28 health science professions.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350