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.

How do I start the application process for licensure?

The applicant should send an email to that includes their full legal name and type of licensure they wish to apply for.
Board staff will reply with the initial steps to help fast track all applications in the order the request was received. 

CEU 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.