**UNLICENSED PRACTICE IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN VIOLATION OF SDCL 36-36. THE BOARD INTENDS THIS NOTIFICATION TO SERVE AS NOTICE UPON YOU THAT UNLICENSED PRACTICE IS UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT, A VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE CODIFIED LAWS, AND GROUNDS FOR DENIAL OF LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION.**
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.
20:82:04:01. Continuing education requirements. To qualify for renewal of a license upon its expiration as prescribed in SDCL 36-36-11, an applicant for renewal shall complete twenty-five continuing education hours annually or maintain current certification by the ABGC or ABMGG.