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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Resident License

Applicant Threshold Requirements: To reduce the possibility of being notified of ineligibility, determine if you meet the following minimum statutory South Dakota threshold eligibility requirements.  Answer the following questions:

  • Are you currently enrolled in an accredited postgraduate training program and in good standing in the U.S.?
    • If no, then you are not eligible for South Dakota Resident License.

If you receive an application or associated forms from a source other than directly from this office or its official web site, the documents may be outdated or not official versions. Application forms will be rejected if not on the current blow.

Initial Application Process

Please note that an initial certificate will vary in duration dependent upon its issuance date. This initial license will expire on June 30. It is the responsibility of all license holders to renew their license before June 30. Failure to renew by June 30 shall result in automatic forfeiture of the certificate by operation of law. Licenses which have forfeited are not automatically entitled to renew. Se

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.


Renewal Process

Please see the renewal schedule on the home page to determine if the renewal is available. Renewal applications will be open and available 90 days prior to the expiration date.


Reinstatement Process

Send explanation of why your license was allowed to forfeit and if you worked with the expired license to the Board office. An email is fine as long as you include complete contact information. Once your statement is evaluated, you will receive written instructions as to whether your previous license can be reinstated and instructions on how to begin the process.