South Carolina CPA Exam Requirements

25 May 2015

CPA Exam Requirements

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South Carolina CPA Exam Requirements

Age Requirement:           18

Citizenship Requirement:             No

Residency Requirement:              No

Social Security Number Requirement:    Yes

South Carolina CPA Exam Education Requirements

Education Requirement for Licensure     150 hours (including B.A.)

Participates in International Examination Program            Yes

Hours in accounting:       36 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting courses that are applicable to a B.A., M.A. or Ph.D. and which cover financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation and auditing of which at least 24 semester hours must be taught at the junior or above level

Exam sitting requirements:         B.A. (120 hours)

Experience requirements:           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 college or university recognized by the South Carolina State Board

Ethics exam:       Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure

Materials to be Submitted with Application

Official transcript(s). Submission by you or school to CPAES.

International Evaluation with foreign transcripts, if applicable. Submission by you or evaluation agency to CPAES. Please submit a copy of your international transcript translated into English in a sealed envelope, along with your international evaluation report.

Notarization Form. Submission by you to CPAES.

ADA Accommodation Form, if applicable. Submission by you to CPAES.

Please allow up to four to six weeks from your file completion date (when application, fees and all additional required materials have been received) for your application to be processed. Acknowledgment of receipt of application will be sent to you via email, unless otherwise indicated. This notice is sent only as acknowledgment of receipt of application.

South Carolina CPA Exam Fees

All first-time applicants are required to pay both an application fee and an examination fee upon submission of the first-time application. All re-examination candidates are required to pay both a registration fee and an examination fee at the time of registration.

You are able to apply for one or more sections of the examination at a time; however, you are advised to only apply for a section of the examination if you are ready to take it within the next six months.

Application fee $135.00

Examination Fees

Auditing and Attestation (AUD) $192.03

Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)          $172.51

Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)             $192.03

Regulation (REG)              $172.51

Registration Fees

4 examination sections  $105.00

3 examination sections  $90.00

2 examination sections  $75.00

1 examination section    $60.00

South Carolina Association of CPAs

Maureen Taylor

Phone Number: 803-791-4181 ext. 105

Address: 570 Chris Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169


South Carolina Board of Accountancy

Phone Number: 803-896-4770 0r 803-896-4300 or 803-896-4559

Fax Number: 803-896-4554

Kingstree Building (29210)

Address: Synergy Business Park, 110 Centerview Dr., Columbia, S.C. 29210

P.O. Box 11329, Columbia, S.C. 29211


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