South Carolina CPA Exam Requirements

Subtropical beaches, a vibrant food scene, and Southern hospitality await you as a CPA in SC. View the exam-sitting requirements, licensure requirements, and contact information for the South Carolina State Board of Accountancy below.

CPA Exam Requirements

Check if you meet the requirements to sit for the exam.

Age: 18
Education: Bachelor's degree of 120 hours is required to sit for the exam 24 semester hours in accounting courses 24 semester hours in business courses
Citizenship: Citizenship is not required.
Residency: Residency is not required.

Additional Education Requirements

CPA Licensure Requirements

Here’s what you need to become licensed in the state of South Carolina.

Education: Bachelor's Degree of 150 semester hours is required.
Experience: 1 year public accounting experience. Experience other than public accounting may count only in proportion to duties contributing to competence in public accounting. 5 years experience teaching accounting in a university recognized by the South Carolina State Board
Ethics: AICPA Ethics examination is required to be licensed.

State Board Contacts

Get in touch with your local State Board of Accountancy.

South Carolina Board of Accountancy
110 Centerview Drive, P.O. Box 11329, Suite 104
Columbia, SC
State Board Website


Initial Application Fee $135.00
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $869.10

Schedule Your Exam

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To receive your CPA license additional requirements may be necessary. As fees and rules may change, we recommend contacting your State Board of Accountancy for more information.

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