The Occupational Therapy Compact Committee would like to invite the public to provide feedback regarding the draft OTCC Bylaws (linked here) which were updated in December 2023. The public comment period for the draft OTCC Bylaws is from December 26, 2023 – January 26, 2024. Please send an email to Amanda@asmii.net with your feedback.


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 sdbmoe@state.sd.us 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 36-31-11, an applicant for renewal must complete 12 continuing competency points in a one-year period in professional education activities updating competency in occupational therapy and practice.


If your OT educational program included Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs), nothing further is needed to utilize PAMs in your South Dakota practice.  If PAMs was not part of your educational program, you will need to request approval to utilize PAMs in your South Dakota practice. To request the PAMs Certification Application, please contact the Board office at sdbmoe@state.sd.us.