The mission of the South Carolina Long Term Care Emergency Preparedness Educational Program (SC LTCEPEP) is to provide caregivers and administrators with critical knowledge, skills, and abilities related to disaster and emergency management decision-making skills by providing preparedness training to CMS certified long term care facility staff members.

This is a three-year program from 2021 – 2024. The first year featured a basic course offered eight times, two per healthcare coalition. The second year features the basic course and advanced course, offered 4 times each. This allows each healthcare coalition to host one basic course and one advanced course. The third year will include the same basic and advanced course offering numbers, 4 each, with locations swapped from year two.

Due to the program’s funding source, these courses are open to professionals representing CMS certified long term care facilities only (i.e. nursing homes), NOT personal care homes, assisted living facilities, hospice, or memory care centers.
If you have any questions regarding eligibility or registration, contact us at

Year Two Course Schedule

September 2022 – March 2023

Each healthcare coalition will offer two in-person courses, one Basic Course and one Advanced Course. All in-person offerings will encourage social distancing, frequent handwashing and sanitizing, and pod seating as applicable.

Click here to download the course schedule flyer.


Pee Dee

Sep. 8, 2022
Greenwood, SC


Feb. 16, 2023
Aiken, SC


Mar. 16, 2023
Conway, SC


Mar. 2, 2023
Hilton Head Island, SC


Feb. 17, 2023
Greenville, SC


Mar. 17, 2023
Columbia, SC


Oct. 13, 2022
Florence, SC


Feb. 2, 2023
North Charleston, SC





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