If you’re ready to start studying, be sure to check out our CPA Review Course options to find the course that best fits your study style and budget.

Below you will find the basic prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all South Carolina CPA requirements. There may be additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience. For help with further requirements, we offer FREE U.S. CPA Exam Eligibility Assessments to anyone purchasing or already purchased a 4-part UWorld CPA Review Course. We will provide you continued support throughout the application process at no additional charge.

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in January 2024.

CPA Exam Requirements in South Carolina


Baccalaureate degree is required
120 total semester hours
24 semester hours of accounting
24 semester hours of business
Specific courses are required, see full education requirements on the South Carolina Board of Accountancy website.

View Other South Carolina Education Requirements.


US citizenship is not required.

South Carolina residency is not required.

Social Security Number or Lawful Permanent Resident Number (Green Card) requirement.


Minimum Age: 18 Years Old

Exam Fees:

Education Evaluation Application Fee: $90.00
Auditing $344.80
Financial $344.80
Regulation $344.80
Business Analysis and Reporting $344.80
Information Systems and Controls $344.80
Tax Compliance and Planning $344.80
Total: $1,469.20

*Registration fee for re-examination depends on the number of parts you are retaking. Fees are always subject to change.

CPA License Requirements in South Carolina


40 hours of continuing education is required.

Work Experience

1 year of work experience is required

Other Qualification

Social Security Number is required.

Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

Background check required

Getting your CPA license in South Carolina can mean that additional requirements must be met. Since fees, requirements, and rules may change on a frequent basis, we highly recommend contacting the South Carolina State Board of Accountancy for complete licensing information.

Now that you know if you qualify to sit for the CPA exam, it’s time to choose CPA prep that’s right for you. Try our course free for 7 days and discover what makes our CPA Review Courses better than the competition.