South Carolina (SC) CPA Exam requirements state that you must be declared eligible for the CPA Exam and then licensed by the state. A candidate becomes eligible for the CPA Exam by meeting specific requirements that are determined by the board of accountancy for their specific jurisdiction. Below are the various South Carolina CPA Exam requirements:

South Carolina CPA Exam Education Requirements

  • Minimum Degree Required: None
  • 150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the CPA Exam? No
  • Minimum 24 semester hours in accounting classes that are applicable to a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree and cover Financial Accounting, Managerial Acccounting, Auditing and Tax and 24 hours of general business courses
  • Need 150 hours to be granted license but do not need 150 to sit for the CPA Exam. Minimum of 120 semester hours of college level education to sit.
  • Must have Social Security number or Lawful Permanent Resident Number.

South Carolina CPA Exam Age Requirements

Age Minimum: 18

South Carolina CPA Exam Residency Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship Required: No
  • Must be a resident, employee OR have office in the state? No

Application Process

  1. Review the exam requirements
  2. Submit the exam application + enroll in Surgent CPA Review
  3. Request and forward transcripts. Contact any educational institutions attended and request that transcripts be forwarded to CPA Examination Services for their evaluation. If you do not expect any problems with your application, this is a great time to start studying with Surgent CPA Review.
  4. Pay the exam fees. After receiving the required information, CPA Examination Services will issue your Authorization to Test (ATT) to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). You will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) which is good for six months.
  5. Schedule your exam. Your NTS allows you to start scheduling your exams. You can sit for the exam parts in any sequence so you can plan your reviews to coincide with your exam scheduling. The most efficient approach is to sit for two parts in each exam window; however, exam fees paid for parts not taken are not refundable. Exam times are scheduled with Prometric and can be set up online at You can take the exam at a site in Aiken, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Rock Hill or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.

South Carolina CPA Application Process

South Carolina CPA Application Forms

South Carolina CPA Statutes

South Carolina CPA Exam FAQs



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South Carolina CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee: $135

Audit: $193.45

Financial: $193.45

Regulation: $173.60

Business: $173.60

Total: $869.10

Other fees: Re-exam registration fee $75 regardless of the number of parts requested.