IAED Basic Communications Course – Lucedale, MS

DATE/TIME:  June 24-28, 2024           

                       8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: George County EMA

                     355 Cox St. Suite J

                     Lucedale, MS 39452  


COST: $395.00

CONTACT: Anita K. Raborn



40-Hour Basic for Initial Certification Within One Year of Hire

NOTE: The BETST is authorized, but only from funds appropriated by the Legislature, to reimburse all expenses associated with the successful completion of approved training. Reimbursement is authorized only for those agencies and subdivisions of the state that are in compliance with all provisions of the law to include policies and procedures established by the BETST.   Reimbursement for elective training shall consist of all of the same expenses as initial certification. Reimbursement requests are on a first-come first-served basis, which shall be determined by the date of request. Training over 150 miles distance from the agency requires prior written approval from BETST for reimbursement of all eligible expenses.  A justifiable written explanation must be provided for approval to be considered.  If the agency sends a telecommunicator to a posted training course over 150 miles from their agency without BETST written approval, the only expense that will be reimbursed is the tuition.  Itemized meal receipts (date and time stamped) are required for reimbursement, not to exceed state daily rate.  Mileage reimbursement – 1 vehicle up to 4 students.  Hotel rates must be within state rate guidelines (night before training is not eligible for reimbursement without prior approval/night after training is not eligible for reimbursement).  Reimbursement requests may be submitted immediately upon completion of course/requirements.