South Dakota CPA CPE Requirements and Courses

South Dakota CPA CPE requirementsTo maintain an active CPA license in North Dakota, certified public accountants have to fulfill a CPE requirement on a triennial basis.

In South Dakota, CPAs need 120 hours of continuing education every 3 years. Furthermore, CPAs must report their credits by the end of the reporting period that ends on June 30.

CPE is considered on a rolling three-year cycle.

Specific Requirements

  • Not more than 24 hours of behavioral or motivational courses can be counted for CPE for public accountants. There is no limit on general personal development courses.
  • A maximum of 50% of CPE hours may be for authoring published books or articles
  • Credit will only be given for self-study courses with a final exam; CPAs must pass with a score of at least 70%

Further Information

You can also contact the South Dakota Board of Accountancy for general licensing and CPE information:

  • Address: 301 East 14th Street, Suite 200, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
  • Email:
  • Phone: (605) 367-5770

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