Please note that an application fee only extends an initial license to the next renewal date. Initial licenses do vary in duration. It is the responsibility of all licensees to renew their license before expiration. Failure to renew shall result in automatic forfeiture or suspension of the license by statute. Licenses which have forfeited are not automatically entitled to renew.

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60 Day Certificate

Please be aware that this certificate is effective for 60 consecutive days from the date of issuance.

If you want to practice medicine in South Dakota for more than these 60 days, you are required to obtain the full MD DO license. Please be advised that the MD DO licensure process takes time and we strongly recommend that you begin this licensure process immediately.

Please know and understand the provisions as well as the responsibilities contained in the South Dakota Medical Practices Act. This practice act as well as other important information can be found on the Web site.

It is your responsibility to keep this office informed at all times of your current contact information. Database information regarding you will not be changed without your permission and original signature.


South Dakota Online Application

To begin the application process please complete and submit the Physician Online Account Request form. Your will be emailed your username and password after the form is processed in the order it was received. Your username and password will be needed to login and complete the online application. You can start and stop the application at your convenience and your information will be saved. Once the application is submitted an initial review is completed and a "To Do List" of the required items for your application file is created. The "To Do List" is viewable online and updated as items arrive so your application status can be viewed at all times.

Applicant Initiated Threshold Requirements:

  • Petition Letter and Instructions (Required)
    • The Petition Letter is sent directly to the proposed practice facility listed in the online application.
  • Personal appearance may be required
  • Additional Applicant Requirements: once the application is evaluated, if any additional items are needed, the applicant will receive written instructions.

The Board accepts FCVS Credential Service (through FSMB).

Courtesy Links Provided for your convenience and to help you practice medicine in SD (NOT a requirement of application):