Do veterans receives preference points?

We are thankful for your service!

We are thankful for your service!   A five-point preference will be awarded on the TEAS test for honorably discharged veterans or service members currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. To qualify for the veteran’s preference points, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have separated under honorable conditions from any of the branches of the armed forces of the United Stated after having:
  • Served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more.

For points to be awarded, above documentation must be received prior to the written examination. 

We are proud to offer the following additional resources to Veterans:

  • Certified VA approved school
  • Veteran on-the-job training

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1. Do I have to be a citizen of the United States?
2. What does the application process consist of?
3. How and when do I apply?
4. I don’t live in Charleston. Can I still apply?
5. I was a firefighter somewhere else. Do I have to take the written exam, and/or do I have to attend the fire academy?
6. What is the minimum age for applicants?
7. Do I have to be a high school graduate or have a GED?
8. Do veterans receives preference points?
9. What's involved in the hiring process?
10. I have a relative working for the City of Charleston, can I still apply?
11. What is the maximum age for applicants?
12. Will I need a copy of my birth certificate when I turn in my application?
13. Will I need a copy of my military discharge orders (Form DD214) when I turn in my application?
14. What if I have a police record?
15. If I have a valid EMT or Paramedic certification in another state, will I need to be certified through the State of South Carolina?
16. Will my certifications count?
17. Will I need identification at the TEAS test?
18. Can the TEAS test be taken at another time?
19. How can I obtain the study guide?
20. What should I bring to the written exam?