South Dakota

South Dakota CPE Credits

In South Dakota, licensing for Certified Public Accountants is controlled by the South Dakota Board of Accountancy.

According to the SD BoA, one can only practice as a CPA in South Dakota after obtaining a valid license for practice from the state Board of Accountancy. Once this license has been obtained, it must be maintained and renewed in order for the accountant to continue to practice.

CPA licenses in South Dakota must be renewed triennially, with the renewal date set for August 1st. Renewal involves the completion of Continuing Professional Education hours. These hours must be obtained annually during the period ranging from July 1st (7/1) through June 30th (6/30) over a three year period.

CPE requirements for CPAs in South Dakota include a generic requirement of 120 hours of credit over a three year period. A minimum of 20 hours must be obtained each year. College courses can count towards these requirements, with one semester hour of college credit equaling 15 CPE hours. Unlike many states where a certain number of hours must be obtained in specific subjects — such as Ethics or Auditing — South Dakota does not require that any of the 120 required hours come from any specific subjects.

Course hours taken with National State Boards of Accountancy-approved (NASBA-approved) providers such as Basics & Beyond™ are honored by the South Dakota State Board of Accountancy.

 When you’re ready to renew your license with the South Dakota Board of Accountancy, click here.


State South Dakota
Renewal Cycle Every 3 years
Ethics Required Not specified
Financial Statement Presentation (when applicable) N/A
CPE Hours Required 120 hours per renewal cycle

South Dakota Attorney Requirements for CLE

Attorneys involved in tax law are not subject to Continuing Legal Education (CLE) unit requirements in the state of South Dakota. However, for those attorneys wishing to stay up to date with changes to tax law at the federal level, we recommend taking a look at the list of upcoming Basics & Beyond webinar options.

Basics & Beyond Income Tax Seminars in South Dakota

Basics & Beyond, Inc. provides both fall income tax update seminars and year-end income tax update seminars in 22 different cities throughout 6 states.  We are approved by the IRS as a CLE provider, as well as included in the NASBA registry of CPE Sponsors.

For our clients’ convenience, we provide the fall topical update and year-end update in Sioux Falls.  In addition to South Dakota, we also provide seminars in Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania.   For more information about our income tax seminar locations and dates, see below or click here.

Location 2018 Fall Update 2018 Year-End Update Venue
Sioux Falls Monday, October 1 Monday, November 26 Sioux Falls Convention Center

Complete South Dakota CPA Requirements with Basics and Beyond, Inc.

Basics & Beyond, Inc. Income Tax Seminars meets South Dakota CPA requirements for a portion of the CPE hours needed. By attending Basics & Beyond, Inc. Income Tax Seminars, participants in South Dakota can earn up to 16 CPE hours in just 2 days.  The seminars start at 8:25 a.m. and conclude around 4:45 p.m. There are breakfast pastries and coffee to start the day, a mid-morning and mid-afternoon break, and lunch from 11:45-12:45. We work hard, but we like to make the day as enjoyable as possible for all of our attendees! Basics & Beyond, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: (CPE Sponsor ID: 108123) South Dakota is among the many states that accept courses sponsored by registrants of the NASBA. Accordingly, each seminar session is expected to be approved by each regulatory agency for 8 CPE credit hours, including 1 hour of ethics. Candidates who take both the Fall and Year-end Topical Update seminars can expect to earn 16 hours of CPE, including 2 hours of ethics.

Basics & Beyond Inc. Presenters

All of our presenters are tax experts with practical tax preparation experience. Two presenters will usually take turns leading the discussion at each seminar. Our income tax seminars comply with the AICPA guidelines for continuing education, and they qualify for a maximum of 16 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credit. The program level is designed for participants with more than two years of experience preparing individual income tax returns. The goal of each of our seminar presenters is to use their high-level, up-to-date income tax knowledge to assist our participants in preparation for the upcoming tax return season. More information about this year’s Basics & Beyond, Inc. Income Tax Seminar Presenters is available on our website. These presenters are those currently set to lead our income tax seminars in 2018. Our presenters undergo annual Basics & Beyond training to ensure a positive, cohesive experience for all of our participants. Basics & Beyond, Inc. will reassign presenters or use appropriately trained replacement presenters who are not currently the website if and when necessary.  For more information about our current list of 2018 Income Tax Seminar Presenters, please click here.

Basics & Beyond Inc. Policies

All attendees are provided a Certificate of Attendance at the completion of Basics & Beyond, Inc. Income Tax Seminars.  Should an attendee misplace their Certificate of attendance, there is a process by which a replacement certificate can be requested. A blank, two-copy certificate of completion will be given to each attendee at the conclusion of the seminar. Attendees of Basics & Beyond, Inc. Income Tax Seminars are asked to (1) fill out their certificate, (2) turn the signed, original, white certificate copy in at the end of the seminar (there will be a specified location for the white copies of the certificates), and (3) keep the yellow certificate copy for their records.

If the yellow copy of the certificate is lost or damaged, and a replacement certificate is needed, please send a written request (via post or email) and a $15 replacement fee to Basics & Beyond, Inc. Once the request and fee are received, we will attempt to locate the attendee’s original certificate from among those left at the seminar.If the original certificate is located, we will e-mail, mail, or fax a copy of the certificate to the address listed on the written request. If the certificate is not located, we will e-mail, mail, or fax a notice of that fact to the same address. The search fee is non-refundable even if the original certificate cannot be located.For more information about Basics & Beyond, Inc. Income Tax Seminar policies, please click here.

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