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Lowcountry Region

LREMSC Policies


Entrance Requirements
Many of the programs offered by the Lowcountry Regional EMS Council have specific prerequisites that must be met prior to admission into the various programs. These entrance requirements, where applicable, are listed under the course description for the program. It is the policy of the Lowcountry Regional EMS Council to admit qualified students without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental handicap, veteran status, or marital status. Policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act were developed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of EMS, which is the regulatory authority for EMS training in South Carolina.

Attendance Requirements
There are minimum attendance requirements for all programs offered by the Lowcountry Regional EMS Council. Attendance of at least 90% of the didactic portion of most programs is required, although attendance of 80% may be allowed, at the sole discretion of the executive director, with acceptable documentation. Some programs require 100% attendance. 100% attendance of all clinical experience is required. Federal law requires additional specific attendance policies regarding recipients of Veterans Administration Education Benefits. These policies may be found here.

Program Schedules
Programs offered by the Lowcountry Regional EMS Council are typically planned within the July-June fiscal year training cycle. Some programs, such as Paramedic Courses, are longer than the typical training year. Most programs are offered on a "twenty-four/forty-eight," or every third day, schedule that matches the work schedules of the majority of our students.

Council Holiday Schedule
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day

Payment and Refund Policy
It is the policy of the Lowcountry Regional EMS Council that payment is due at the time of registration. In courses with limited enrollment, payment is the only way to guarantee a seat in the class. Payment must be in the form of cash, check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or institutional purchase order. A late registration fee of 10% will be added to registrations submitted after the registration deadline.

The Lowcountry Regional EMS Council reserves the right to postpone or cancel any class if registration is insufficient. If the Council due to insufficient enrollment cancels a program, a full refund will be made, minus the cost of any books issued but not returned in unused condition.

Students who need to make payment arrangements for payment of EMT-Basic, A-EMT or Paramedic tuition should contact our office at (843) 529-0977.

A full tuition refund minus a $25.00 administrative fee will be granted if cancellation is requested, in writing, fourteen (14) or more calendar days before the course start date. Fifty percent (50%) of the course tuition will be refunded if cancelation is received, in writing, thirteen (13) or fewer calendar days before the course start date unless registration can be transferred to a qualified substitute. All cancellations must be made in writing. The student will be responsible for the cost of any books not returned in an unused condition. No refunds will be granted after the course begins. No-shows and cancellations on the course start date are responsible for the full tuition amount.

Federal law requires additional specific refund policies regarding recipients of Veterans Administration Education Benefits. These policies may be found here.