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All EMT training in South Carolina and the emergency medical technicians that are currently certified in the state are regulated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. If you want to find the right EMT program for you and get going towards your license and certification, keep reading because we have it all covered! There is a lot of excitement surrounding the allied health field in South Carolina and we want to do our part to support it!

Find EMT Training in South Carolina Below

 

How to become an Emergency Medical Technician in South Carolina

To become an EMT in South Carolina, you will have to be fully certified and licensed. Follow our steps below to get on the path to your certification. Meet the entrance demands we cover below, complete approved courses, pass the exam for your certification and register for your license and you are good to go!

Step 1: Meet the Standards for Training Enrollment

South Carolina has laid out a set minimum entrance prerequisites. We list them for you below:

1 – Be HS Graduate/GED (students in their 2nd semester of Senior year in HS can start in EMT training)
2 – Have an accepted score on math and reading Tests
3 – Be at least 18 years old by the date of your practical skills test
4 – Candidates must be physically fit

Step 2: Graduate from an EMT training program in South Carolina

As we mentioned above, all South Carolina future EMTs will have to have approved EMT training in South Carolina before they can challenge for their EMT certifications and get their EMT license in the state.

Approved EMT Training in South Carolina

All EMT courses are regulated and approved by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Below are all the approved training program listed with the instructor’s name.

Tri-County Technical College
Sheila M. Kaiser

Midlands EMS Management Association Cynthia Diana Plant
Crystal Campbell Youmans

Midlands Technical College
Mary M Allison,

Trident Technical College
Con Ed Matthew Frank Marous

Technical College of the Lowcountry
James C. Long,

Technical College of the Lowcountry
Delmer Hollingsworth,

Horry-Georgetown Technical College
AD Lynda S. Carter

Upstate Regional EMS Council
Meredith L. Settle

Greenville Technical College
AD Michael David Cooper,

Horry-Georgetown Technical College
AD John Martin Miller

Greenville Health System Clinical University
Harry Dean Douglas, Charles Phillip Head, III

Midlands Technical College
Tony L. Wingard

Lowcountry Regional EMS
Vickie L Griffin, William Justin Wolfe

Aiken Technical College
AD Terri Lyn Talley

Lowcountry Regional EMS
David Wilson Pendarvis, III

Pee Dee Regional EMS
Gary W. White

Upstate Regional EMS Council
Linda Lee Holbrook

Spartanburg Community College
AD Douglas A Paris

Trident Technical College
Con Ed Wendy Renee Lee

Greenville Health System Clinical University
John David Watson

Pee Dee Regional EMS
David Lucas Hodge

Upstate Regional EMS Council
Christopher Robert Ludbrook,

Trident Technical College
Con Ed Buford Lynn Bost, III

Midlands Technical College
David Martin Chudd

Horry-Georgetown Technical College
AD John Martin Miller

York Technical College
Con Ed Andrew Robert Ross

York Technical College
Con Ed Richard F. Mann, Captain. John Russell Myers

Aiken Technical College
AD Christine O. Osbon

Coastal Advanced Pre Hospital Training & Education
Captain. Steven Anthony Sampollo,

Greenville Health System Clinical University
Harry Dean Douglas,

Midlands EMS Management Association
Cynthia Diana Plant,

Upstate Regional EMS
Council Linda Lee Holbrook

Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Con Ed Captain. Martin J. Eells, Matthew Thomas Lincoln, Tamara Jill Yoder

Tri-County Technical College
Lisa L. Hubbard

Tri-County Technical College
Shawn E. McDine

Trident Technical College
Con Ed Chief. William Norval Barnes

Trident Technical College
AD Robert Jeffrey Boone

Lowcountry Regional EMS
Vickie L Griffin, William Justin Wolfe

Aiken Technical College
AD Christine O. Osbon,

Central Carolina Technical College
Johnnie L. Burriss

MUSC – Charleston
Captain. Matthew Floyd Wilder

Midlands Technical College
Thomas Brian Hood

How long is EMT School in SC?

Courses for emergency medical techs in South Carolina are at least 200 hours of training and at least 10 patient assessments.

Step 3: Have a current Certificate for CPR for Healthcare Providers

Every single candidate for EMT careers have to have a CPR certificate that is current and valid. This can be done before your training at an agency like the Red Cross, or it can be included in your training (many have it in the curriculum). Check with the program you select to see what they use for their EMT students.

Step 4: Pass the National Registry EMT Exam

Anybody looking at becoming an EMT will have to eventually take and pass the two NREMT exams. It is two tests that will test all of your training (physical skills and knowledge base). Once the fees have been paid and the test has been passed, you can move on to getting your EMT license in SC and getting listed on the EMT registry from the NREMT.

Click here for all the necessary details about the EMT exams.

Step 5: Get Your EMT License and on the EMT Registry

After passing the NREMT exams you can register for your license wit the state of South Carolina and get listed on the national MET registry. There are fees associated with both of the applications.

How much do EMTs make in South Carolina?

The average hourly wage for an EMT is $15.01 per hour and the average salary is $31,230 per year. The data table below highlights the salary and hourly wage information for EMTs all across the state of South Carolina.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.52$16.05$27.40
Yearly$21,880$33,380$56,990
South CarolinaHourly$10.21$15.01$23.38
Yearly$21,230$31,230$48,640
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SCHourly$12.86$18.20$23.99
Yearly$26,740$37,860$49,910
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SCHourly$12.01$17.65$24.87
Yearly$24,990$36,720$51,720
Columbia, SCHourly$10.37$15.37$23.88
Yearly$21,570$31,960$49,670
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SCHourly$12.01$14.79$24.61
Yearly$24,980$30,760$51,190
Florence, SCHourly$9.83$14.73$22.87
Yearly$20,450$30,640$47,560
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SCHourly$10.24$14.57$22.05
Yearly$21,290$30,310$45,870
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SCHourly$9.53$14.53$18.97
Yearly$19,830$30,210$39,450
Pee Dee South CarolinaHourly$9.96$14.38$21.33
Yearly$20,710$29,910$44,370
Low Country South CarolinaHourly$11.01$14.32$18.68
Yearly$22,900$29,780$38,860
Lower Savannah South CarolinaHourly$10.35$13.70$19.08
Yearly$21,520$28,500$39,690
Upper Savannah South CarolinaHourly$9.54$13.25$20.81
Yearly$19,850$27,560$43,280

Source – bls.gov

Job Prospects for EMTs in South Carolina

There is an expected increase in South Carolina EMT jobs of 17% and that should make those entering the growing allied health career very happy!