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. 

PA Supervision

Supervision by a South Dakota licensed MD/DO is required at all times under SDCL §36-4A.

CME Requirements

To qualify for renewal of a license upon its expiration as prescribed in SDCL chapter 36-4A-32, an applicant for renewal must complete at least 30 hours of continuing education annually or maintain current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).