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

As a condition of license renewal, respiratory care practitioners must complete at least 20 credit hours of continuing education biennially from a program sponsored by the American Association for Respiratory Care or an inservice program conducted by a hospital or related institution licensed pursuant to SDCL chapter 34-12. The program must be related to the practice of respiratory care and designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the practitioner.