To obtain CPA licensure, you must meet the three Es: Education, Experience, and Exam. Following are the specific requirements for examination and licensing in South Carolina.
Note: Presently, the state board does not accept competency units, as is awarded by WGU, toward the degree or coursework requirements for CPA examination or licensure. All students must sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) highlighting these details.
Additional information can be found on the South Carolina Board of Accountancy (opens new window) website.
Note: Completing a WGU degree program does not guarantee employment or licensure in any profession. Requirements for licensure in accounting vary from state to state. For example, some states require a background check that may disqualify you from obtaining a license if you have committed certain actions, crimes, or misdemeanors. Students should contact WGU Business Licensure at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to contacting their State Board of Accountancy regarding education and experience requirements. The Licensure team is available to students and alumni for all accounting licensure questions and advisement. Although the Licensure team can provide initial guidance, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to continually check with the state licensing board where you intend to seek licensure to confirm all licensing requirements.