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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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Thank you for considering licensure in South Dakota. The application process is conducted in accordance with South Dakota codified law and administration rule. This is a link to the administrative rules related to the application process: http://legis.sd.gov/rules/DisplayRule.aspx?Rule=20:78:03 Practice Acts with SD profession specific requirements can be found by using the Laws and Rules tab on the right menu.

 For specific questions of eligibility and formal review an application must be submitted online to evaluate qualifications and determine eligibility. An online account must be created prior to submitting an online application, to complete the online account request form under Forms and Helpful Links. Please review the Board's General Guidelines for Criminal HistoryFelonies are generally a disqualification for licensure. 

Requirements for licensure that must be met include but are not limited to primary source verifications of training, all licenses held (current or expired), employment and hospital privileges, exam results, and any other verification that is deemed necessary by the Board. Several of the provider professions must also undergo a background check that includes fingerprinting.