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State Requirements

South Dakota

State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 6/26/2020


Age Requirement No
Citizenship Requirement No
Residency Requirement No
Social Security # Requirement Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including B.A.)
Participates in International Examination Program Yes
Hours in Accounting: 24 semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate or graduate level including elementary principles of accounting and at least one course in each of the following: intermediate or advanced accounting, auditing, taxation and cost accounting. Additionally, must have 24 hours in business courses other than accounting.
Exam sitting requirements: 150 hours (including B.A.)
Experience Requirements: 1 year experience gained through employment in government, industry, academia or public practice providing any type of service or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, management advisory, financial advisory, tax, or consulting skills, all of which were verified by a licensee.
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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A Social Security Number is not required to sit for the exam, but is required for licensure.
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