South Carolina

South Carolina CPE Requirements:

Licensees renew annually on January 31st. Renewal requires 40 hours of CPE each calendar year.

Special Requirements/Limitations:

Not more than 8 of the 40 hours may be in personal development subjects.

Only 50% of required CPE can be acquired through self-study.

No more than ten (10) hours of CPE can be earned in a calendar day. Special exception for self-study courses: If one, single course is submitted that is between 10 and 20 hours, it will be allowed as completed on one day. However, if more than one course is taken with a total of more than 10 hours, the courses should be completed on separate days.

Every licensee must take 6 hours of ehtics every three years, including a Board-approved 2 hour ethics course specifically related to South Carolina Rules and Regulations. This 2-hour requirement can be met by taking our South Carolina Ethics course. Go to the ethics section on our home page and follow the links. The additional 4 hours of ethics can be met by taking any general ethics course we offer.

Do AEG courses qualify for credit in South Carolina?

Yes. All self-study courses must be registered by QAS. As a member of NASBA’s QAS sponsor approval program, our courses are accepted for credit in South Carolina.

How are our recommended CPE hours determined?

As a member of the NASBA Registry and QAS sponsor approval programs, we are required to conform to the measurement standards contained in the Statement on Standards of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs developed jointly by NASBA and the AICPA. Under these Standards our credits are based upon 1 CPE credit for every 50-minutes of study time, as determined by the average test results of CPAs pre-testing the material prior to publication.

Board contact information:

South Carolina Board of Accountancy
110 Centerview Drive-Kingstree Building
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: (803) 896-4770
Fax: (803) 896-4554
Website: www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Accountancy/