Founded in 1915, the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) is a statewide professional organization representing more than 3,850 CPAs and accounting professionals. Its establishment marked the emergence of accountancy as a profession, distinguished by its rigorous educational requirements, high professional standards, strict code of professional ethics, licensing status and commitment to serving the public interest.
SCACPA is governed by a 20 member voluntary Board of Directors that is elected by the membership and includes a representative from each of the association's eight local chapters. Members may also join the national association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The administration of SCACPA’s programs and activities is handled by its professional staff in West Columbia.