South Carolina CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in South Carolina

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Getting your South Carolina CPA

CPA Exam Requirements


Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester hours (180 quarter hours)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours of upper division accounting including financial accounting, managerial accounting, US taxation, and auditing

24 semester hours of business courses, which may include economics, finance, business law, management, computer science, marketing, and accounting hours not already used to fulfill above requirement.


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: 18

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