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.



Applicant Threshold Requirements: To reduce the possibility of being notified of ineligibility, determine if you meet the following minimum statutory South Dakota threshold eligibility requirements.

Answer the following question: Are you currently in good standing and enrolled in an accredited postgraduate training program and located in the U.S.?

If no, then you are not eligible for a South Dakota Resident License.

MD or DO Post Graduate Resident Training Program License

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.