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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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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:


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