Below you will find the basic prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all South Dakota 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 Dakota


Baccalaureate degree is required
150 total semester hours
24 semester hours of accounting
24 semester hours of business
See full education requirements on the South Dakota Board of Accountancy website.

View Other South Dakota Education Requirements.


US citizenship is not required.
South Dakota residency is not required.


NO Age Requirements.

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee:$120.00

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

Contact Information:

South Dakota Board of Accountancy

Phone: 605-367-5770
301 E. 14th St., Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-5022

CPA License Requirements in South Dakota


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number Required.

Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.


Getting your CPA license in South Dakota 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 Dakota State Board of Accountancy for complete licensing information.