South Dakota CPA Exam Requirements

01 Jun 2015

CPA Exam Requirements

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South Dakota CPA Exam Requirements

Age Requirement: None

Citizenship Requirement: No

Residency Requirement: No

Social Security Number Requirement: Optional

South Dakota CPA Exam Education Requirements

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

Participates in International Examination Program: No

Hours in accounting: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in undergraduate or graduate accounting (including elementary principles of accounting and 1 course each in intermediate or advanced accounting, auditing, taxation and cost accounting)

Exam sitting requirements: Must be within 100 days of completing education requirement

Experience requirements: 1 year experience gained through employment in government, industry, academia or public practice. A CPA responsible for performance of attest services shall have 375 hours of any combination of auditing, compilation or review.

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

South Dakota CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee:   $30

Audit:    $222.03

Financial:             $222.03

Regulation:         $202.51

Business:             $202.51

Total:     $879.08

Special Fees: $30.00 application fee is applied each time the test section is taken

South Dakota CPA Society

Laura Coome

Phone Number: 605-334-3848

Fax Number:  605-334.8595

Address: 1000 N. West Avenue, #100

PO Box 2080 Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1798


South Dakota Board of Accountancy

Nicole Kasin, Executive Director

Phone Number: 605-367-5770

Fax Number: 605-367-5773

Address: 301 East 14th Street, Suite 200, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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