South Dakota CPA Requirements

South Dakota CPA Requirements

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South Dakota CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate with 150 semester units

Additional Requirements: At least 24 semester units of graduate or upper division undergraduate level accounting courses and 24 semester units of upper division business courses. 

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state. May sit for exam 100 days before graduation

Social Security Requirement: Optional

Educational Requirement: 150 hours (including Bachelor's Degree)

Participates in International Exam Program: No

Experience Requirements: 1 year experience (or 2000 hours) gained through employment in government, industry, academia, or public practice. 

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam within 90 days of fulfilling work requirement

South Dakota Board of Accountancy
301 East 14th Street, Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Email: sdbdacct.sdbd@midconetwork.com
Phone: 605-367-5770
Fax: 605-367-5773

Initial Application Fees $0*
AUD $238.40
BEC $238.40
FAR $238.40
REG $238.40
Total $953.60

     *$30 application fee already included in each exam section