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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Frequently Asked Questions - Verifications

The SDBMOE online verification system accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.

The 3 or 4 digit code printed on the back of the credit card, usually following the printed card number, in the signature area. A Credit Card Code is an item used to help protect against fraudulent use of credit cards.

Call the credit card customer service number (800 number on back of card) to verify the billing address. Address verification problems with your submitted credit card information is most likely because the billing address of the card doesn't match the address being submitted.

Call the credit card customer service number (800 number on back of card) to verify the information you are entering into the payment form is correct. Electronic credit card submissions require a number of validation checks to help protect against fraud. Two tools commonly used for this are the Credit Card Code and the Billing Address.

Ensure the information you provide accurately reflects the information on the card and accurately reflects the information at the credit card company, specifically:

  • Street Address
  • Zip code
  • Card number and expiration
  • Card code (last three digits on the back of the card)
  • Ensure the credit card account has funds available.

It is good practice to obtain the most recent credit card statement and use the address as shown verbatim. If any of the aforementioned information requirements are inaccurate or omitted, purchases are declined. As your credit card information is not stored on our website, we have no idea what you are entering into the form, or what your bank shows for information.

If you have further questions, please contact us and provide the time of your transaction, the last four digits of the card, and the names and company names used in the payment form.


The SDBMOE online verification system only accepts credit card payments.

Anticipate a processing time of up to 1 week. 

SD license verifications being sent to another state board CANNOT be ordered via the SDBMOE Online Verification System.

  •  Please complete and submit the primary source verification order form located under Forms and Helpful Links to have your request completed. 
  •  The Fee is $30 per verification request.



Contact us immediately by emailing us at or using the Contact Us Link on our Homepage. Please indicate how the error occurred and also it is helpful to send a screen shot of the error you received, to assist with researching the issue.

This feature is for those requestors who have a large number of licenses to verify. Have the license numbers in a text file; with either a comma separating each license number or each line of the file should contain a single license number. Use the "Browse..." button on the search screen to select that file. The site will return a list of all matching license numbers from which you can then choose to purchase (use the clear all function and then check those needed).

With multiple license or profession types, have each profession in a separate file. On the search screen, select the matching profession for that file before performing your search. Choosing the “Select All” license types for a single license number can result in more than one match.


Please review the licensee's profile, Board Action is the last tab listed in the profile information. The Licensee Profile is free to view and is considered public information.

The most common reasons to not find a license are as follows:

  1. The license expired prior to 2003 and may not be in the system.
  2. Licensee used a different name in the past (married, maiden, etc.)
  3. For a license number containing 3 or less digits, try the number zero (0) in front of the number.
  4. Do not narrow the search with a license type.
  5. When searching with a name you must have at least 4 characters for the search to generate results.


All verifications, regardless of format (electronic or printed with the Board seal), come straight from the Board and are therefore primary source verifications. Verification of licensure (especially state board to state board) is a necessary official function of the regulatory Board. The rates charged are a source of revenue to offset the expense of constant updating and administration. By statute, the board expenses must not exceed revenues.



I took a Basic Sciences Examination and received a Certificate of Registration in the Basic Sciences from the South Dakota State Board of Examiners in the Basic Sciences however; I did not obtain a South Dakota license after passing this exam. Can I get a verification of the Basic Sciences Examination Scores from the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners (BMOE)?

No, the BMOE could not verify these examination scores because the BMOE would not have the scores. Additionally, there would be no mention of these scores in previous board meeting minutes because there was no license issued. You could try contacting the state archives in Pierre as they may examinations and scores. Here is the contact information that we have on file:


SD State Archives

900 Governors Drive

Pierre, SD  57501

Phone:  (605) 773-3804



CO has instituted a new medical profiling act that requires doctors to complete a profile which includes identification of all their medical licenses including dates of issue, expiration and renewal. The South Dakota Board may NOT be able to provide exact dates for an expired South Dakota license, especially if the expiration preceded the Board’s electronic database.  The CO State Board has informed the South Dakota Board that physicians are allowed to provide their best estimate for the expiration by using four digits, do NOT use the word "unknown".  For further questions regarding this situation, please contact our office via or fax to (605) 367-7786; include copies of any and all South Dakota documentation that you have available in order to assist a response.