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does not need to have 150 credit hours fulfilled to sit for the exam, but you do need that for licensure. South Carolina South Carolina CPA Requirements
1. Education Requirements to Sit for the Exam
Fulfill 120 credit hours from a bachelor degree program
Accounting courses: 24 semester hours in financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, auditing
24 semester hours
Courses may (i.e. not must) include economics, finance, business law, management, computer science, statistics, ethics, marketing, and accounting hours not counted in the above.
2. Additional South Carolina CPA Requirements to Get the License
150 credit hours and a 4-year bachelor degree.
Accounting: 36 credit hours (at least 24 from upper-division level);
Business: 36 credit hours.
1 year of public accounting experienced supervised and verified by an active CPA in South Carolina.
Part-time work can be counted to some degree (2000 hours = 1 year).
Non-public accounting could also be partially accepted but at the discretion of the board.
Experience may be gained either before or after the examination provided all other requirements are met. Experience does not accrue prior to completing the basic 24 hours in accounting.
Ethics Qualifications 3. South Carolina CPA Requirements on Residency & Age
US citizenship not required but either green card or social security card required (i.e. SSN required).
SC residency not required.
Minimum age: 18.
CPA exam fees ($723) + $135 initial application fee. 5. Continuing Education Requirement
CPE is needed for license holders. Click here for
South Carolina CPA CPE requirements. 6. Other Useful Information
South Carolina Board of Accountancy
PO Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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