Take advantage of all the benefits of SCACPA membership, including year-round advocacy, award-winning publications, custom-designed CPE and a communications network of South Carolina’s accounting and business professionals. Be a part of the only organization looking out for South Carolina CPAs. Our membership year runs from July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019, so renew today.

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What comes with membership?

SCACPA’s calendar of CPE courses is carefully selected and localized for the subjects that matter to South Carolina CPAs. Your annual membership entitles you to a 40-hour CPE Bank for you to attend SCACPA’s major conferences, seminars and over 100 hours of Livestream. Based on membership pricing models from previous years, you break even on CPE prices after using just 15 hours of your CPE Bank. We realize you have unlimited options in price and vendor, but SCACPA wants to be your trusted and preferred choice in CPE.

When it comes to the legislative and regulatory issues that affect you, turn to the SCACPA Advocacy Team and its grassroots network that gets results. Check out our Advocacy page, where you’ll find testimonials from members who told us about problems in the field that we were then able to negotiate solutions for by cutting through the red tape. SCACPA is the only organization looking out for financial professionals in South Carolina, and we’re there when you need us.

The SCACPA Communications Team keeps you up to date on issues affecting South Carolina CPAs. Current Assets, our weekly e-newsletter, brings the headlines to you. Monthly Chapter Connections e-newsletters put you in touch with local leaders and volunteer/networking opportunities. Sign up for monthly Knowledge Networks that give you the headlines you might have missed. CPA Report magazine comes to you four times a year with in-depth coverage of the trends facing financial professionals. Our newest member benefit is a weekly podcast about Federal tax updates from renowned national expert Lynn Nichols.

SCACPA’s eight statewide Chapters put you in touch with your regional legislators, business contacts and peers. Our chapter officers work hard throughout the year to create professional and social events that will benefit you professionally and socially.

With our online registration board, it has never been easier to join the discussion, get involved and get the most from your SCACPA membership alongside more than 4,700 accounting professionals.

All-Inclusive Membership with FULL contribution

  • SCACPA Membership
  • Chapter Membership
  • PAC Contribution
  • Ed-Fund Contribution
  • 40 Hours of CPE

Past Membership with FULL contribution

  • SCACPA Membership
  • Chapter Membership
  • PAC Contribution
  • Ed-Fund Contribution
  • 40 Hours of CPE


How much can I save?

More than 1,700 members were involved in creating this plan. At PIUs, 90% of attendees told us they were supportive of the model. When we compare our current membership model to All-Inclusive Membership, 80% of our members will see an annual cost savings.

The Association has been great for the profession and has grown from a very small to a very large organization. Without it, the profession would not be very successful in South Carolina.”

Austin Sheheen, CPA , Sheheen Hancock & Godwin, LLP

“Price is only an issue in the absence of value. And that’s why I like the new model. For the next five years, our profession is going to change more than you can possibly imagine.”

Jeremy Weaver, CPA , PlanFIRST

“The new plan is beneficial to us because it makes it easier to make sure my financial staff is able to get the continuing education they need conveniently and at a reasonable price.”

Bratton Fennell, CPA, CGMA , Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc.

“With the new all-inclusive membership, I’ll actually save money on CPE expenses each year.”

Brent Reese , J.D. Shirley LLC

What are the Five Pillars?

You’ve worked hard to earn and maintain your license. We’re striving to let you know SCACPA’s All-Inclusive Membership is our bold progression to reallocate resources devoted to our Five Pillars – that we Advocate, Grow, Communicate, Educate and Connect.


Promoting the Profession.


No other group does more to protect and promote your CPA credential.  We tell the public why engaging with a CPA is the smart way to assess their financial health.


Securing the future of the profession.


SCACPA advises educators how they can transform curricula toward the skills needed to guarantee excellent candidates, which ensures our profession is inviting and inclusive.


Reporting on South Carolina specific news.


We distribute local news that gives South Carolina CPAs an edge. We speak on your behalf to agencies such as the Board of Accountancy, the Department of Revenue and the IRS.


40 hours of free CPE in every chapter.


We provide free live and local CPE in every chapter area. Our CPE program is built for CPAs, by CPAs. A carefully designed CPE schedule that’s relevant and adjustable.


Connecting CPAs and their communities.


Clients and neighbors should see you are a trusted and supportive resource, the Association creates and promotes the framework of fellowship.

SCACPA’s Membership ensures the future relevance and sustainability of your professional association. That, in turn, allows adjustments to all aspects of our programs to boost overall quality. We are securing new speakers, new facilities and a new method of scheduling.


Hours of live CPE
Hours of online CPE

The Association has assembled a Committee of 16 whose mission is to carefully craft a CPE schedule that delivers maximum value at minimum cost.

The committee employs an “80/20” strategy for building the CPE calendar – that is, 80 percent of the three-year plan will be set in place, with 20 percent of the calendar in reserve to develop new rapid-response classes to the ever-evolving accounting environment. You will get more control over the professional education that is vital to your ongoing success.

We are the only organization that crafts localized, state-specific education products, and our mission is to advocate for what is right. We offer options that fit your schedule and resources in our live classes and online offerings. Association members will have access to 40 hours of local CPE. The future of CPE means flexible learning options and formats.

It’s your benefit. Your education. Your choice.

Upcoming CPE

Upcoming Events

Tue 19

SC DOR Sales Tax Workshop (SRTX0219/19)

February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Tue 19

SC DOR Sales Tax Workshop (LIVESTREAM) (LRTX0219/19)

February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Mar 01

SCAAE 2019 Annual Accounting Conference-Guest (BY INVITATION ONLY) (SCAAECGU/19)

March 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - March 2, 2019 @ 12:30 pm EST
Conway SC
United States
Mar 01

SCAAE 2019 Annual Accounting Conference (BY INVITATION ONLY) (SCAAEC19/19)

March 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - March 2, 2019 @ 12:30 pm EST
Conway SC
United States
Mar 14

SC DOR Sales Tax Workshop (LIVESTREAM) (LRTX0314/19)

March 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT