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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 Wiley CPAexcel 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 June 2020.

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:

Initial Application Fee: $135.00
Audit: $208.40
Financial: $208.40
Regulation: $208.40
Business: $208.40
Total: $968.60

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

Contact Information:

South Carolina Board of Accountancy

Email: cubittd@llr.sc.gov
Phone: 803-896-4770
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building, Licensing Suite 104
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, S.C. 29210

CPA License Requirements in South Carolina


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

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.

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