State Requirements

South Dakota

State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 6/30/2016


Age Requirement None
Citizenship Requirement No
Residency Requirement No
Social Security # Requirement Yes — A SSN is not required to sit for the exam, but is for licensure.
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including B.A.)
Participates in International Examination Program No
Hours in Accounting: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in undergraduate or graduate accounting (including elementary principles of accounting and 1 course each in intermediate or advanced accounting, auditing, taxation and cost accounting)
Exam sitting requirements: Must be within 100 days of completing education requirement
Experience Requirements: 1 year experience gained through employment in government, industry, academia or public practice. A CPA responsible for performance of attest services shall have 375 hours of any combination of auditing, compilation or review.
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure
State Society

South Dakota CPA Society

Laura Coome


5024 S Bur Oak Pl. #108

Sioux Falls, SD



State Board

South Dakota Board of Accountancy


301 East 14th Street

Suite 200

Sioux Falls, SD


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