State CPA CPE Licensing Requirements

South Carolina CPA CPE

Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted: Yes, South Carolina only accepts QAS approved courses and MasterCPE is a QAS sponsor (#112530).
Renewal Date: 1/31/2013 and 1/31 annually thereafter
Reporting Period: 1/1 to 12/31 annually; CPE Report due 1/31 for previous calendar year
Required Hours: 40 hours per year
Ethics Required: All licensees must have six (6) hours of qualified ethics CPE that includes two (2) hours in a SC Board of Accountancy-approved South Carolina ethics course. MasterCPE does not have this 2 hour course.
Subject Rqmts: None
Credit Limits:
  • A maximum of 20% in personal development per year is allowed.
  • Not more than fifty (50%) percent (20 hours) of the required hours may be in self study programs.
  • No more than ten (10) hours of CPE can be earned in a calendar day.
  • Half credits are allowed after the first hour.
Other Policies: The South Carolina Board will only accept QAS approved self-study programs.
Contact Info: South Carolina Board of Accountancy
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803-896-4770
Fax: 803-896-4554
Web address:

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