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South Dakota CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in South Dakota

Curious how to become a CPA in South Dakota? You’re in the right spot. Welcome to your one-stop-shop for CPA Requirements in South Dakota. Navigate through the tabs below for a comprehensive overview of your state’s specific CPA requirements, including: education and residency requirements, licensure details, who to contact, and how much the exam costs.

150

Semester Units

2,000

Hours of Experience

$1,020

in Application Fees

No

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

One

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

No

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your South Dakota CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate with 150 semester units

Additional Requirements: At least 24 semester units of graduate or upper division undergraduate level accounting courses and 24 semester units of upper division business courses. May sit for exam 100 days before graduation


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

State License Requirements

Social Security Requirement: Optional

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor’s Degree)

Participates in International Exam Program: No

Experience Requirements: 1 year experience (or 2000 hours) gained through employment in government, industry, academia, or public practice.

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam within 90 days of fulfilling work requirement

State Board Contacts

South Dakota Board of Accountancy
301 East 14th Street, Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Email: sdbdacct.sdbd@midconetwork.com
Phone: 605-367-5770
Fax: 605-367-5773

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $0*
AUD $254.99
BEC $254.99
FAR $254.99
REG $254.99
Total $1019.96

   *$30 application fee already included in each exam section

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