Membership 2018-05-03T11:13:26+00:00


Our community is 4,600 strong with diverse members, each with individual and specialized needs. Together we are a community with one voice, one vision and one mission. As we move into the future, we are working to create a stronger, more stable Association that will continue to offer you the maximum value for your membership year after year.

SCACPA is the exclusive professional network for CPAs in South Carolina, and we’re stronger together.

SCACPA is more than a membership, it’s a community.

What comes with membership?

We realize you have unlimited options in price and vendor when it comes to CPE. But with your annual SCACPA membership, you are entitled to a CPE Bank of 40 hours. These courses through our providers are is hand-selected to optimize your choices for content that is localized for the subjects that affect you in South Carolina. Based on membership pricing models from previous years, you will break even on CPE prices after using 16 hours of your CPE Bank. You can use your CPE Bank to cover your entry into your Spring Splash and Fall Fest annual conferences. We offer more than 100 hours of Livestream for your convenience. SCACPA’s goal is to be your go-to provider of CPE, and to do that as a member benefit and not a revenue stream.

The SCACPA Advocacy Team uses our grassroots network to get results for the legislative and regulatory issues that affect you. SCACPA is the only organization looking out for financial professionals in South Carolina. Check out our Advocacy page, where you will find testimonials from those who let us know about problems in the field where we were then able to cut through the red tape and find solutions.

The SCACPA Communications Team keeps you up-to-date on the issues affecting South Carolina CPAs. Our weekly e-newsletter Current Assets brings the headlines to you. The monthly Chapter Connections e-newsletter puts you in touch with local leaders and volunteer/networking opportunities. You can sign up for monthly Knowledge Networks that give you the headlines you might have missed. The quarterly CPA Report magazine gives you in-depth coverage of the trends facing financial professionals. We’ve even added a weekly podcast about Federal tax updates from renowned national expert Lynn Nichols as a member benefit.

SCACPA has eight chapters statewide that put you in touch with your regional legislators, business contacts and peers. Our chapter officers work hard throughout the year to create 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

Wed 30

SC DOR Employer Withholding Tax (WEBR0530/19).

May 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Jun 13

Basis/Distributions for Pass-Through Entities: Simplifying the Complexiti (SETX03C/19)

June 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Hilton Head Island 29928
Jun 14

SC DOR Sales Tax (LRTX0614/19)

June 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Jun 14

SC DOR Sales Tax (SRTX0614/19)

June 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Columbia 29210