South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation: Board of Technical Professions


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
2525 W. Main St., Suite 211
Rapid City, SD 57702

Phone: (605) 394-2510
Fax: (605) 394-2509

Web: Home Company search Individual search Forms
Email: sdbtp@state.sd.us

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation: Board of Technical Professions in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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South Dakota Architect License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation: Board of Technical Professions
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Fact Checked:8/11/19
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Required
NCARB IDP:Required
Additional Experience:Not required
State-specific exam:Required

Initial Registration

This section applies to architects that are applying for a license in South Dakota for the first time.

Form:http://dlr.sd.gov/bdcomm/btp/
Agency Fee:

$100 application fee. No exam fee (Direct Registration).

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reciprocal Registration

This section applies to architects licensed in another state that are looking for reciprocal licensure in South Dakota.

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

This section applies to architects that are already licensed in South Dakota and need to renew their license.

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

South Dakota Certificate of Authorization

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation: Board of Technical Professions
Law:

SD CL § 36-18A-48

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint a South Dakota licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in South Dakota.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint a South Dakota licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in South Dakota.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint a South Dakota licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in South Dakota.

Limited Liability Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint a South Dakota licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in South Dakota.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a South Dakota licensed professional to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in South Dakota for each professional service performed by the firm.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a South Dakota licensed professional to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in South Dakota for each professional service performed by the firm.
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state (to be filed during the foreign qualification process). The certificate cannot be more than 90 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the South Dakota Secretary of State.
  2. Create an online account and file a firm license application through the Department of Labor and Regulation: Board of Technical Professions.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. File foreign qualification documents with the South Dakota Secretary of State.
  2. Create an online account and file a firm license application through the Department of Labor and Regulation: Board of Technical Professions.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Form:

South Dakota Board of Technical Professionals Change of Address

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

File within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Notes:

Notify the board in writing with any changes. Address changes can be reported online.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Reinstatement

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Notes:

Licenses expired for 3 or more years cannot be reinstated and the licensee must apply for a new license.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

South Dakota Engineer Intern Certificate

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation: Board of Technical Professions
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Intern enrollment certificates do not expire.

South Dakota Land Surveyor Intern Certificate

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation: Board of Technical Professions
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Not required



Intern enrollment certificates do not expire.

South Dakota Land Surveyor License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation: Board of Technical Professions
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

South Dakota Landscape Architect License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation: Board of Technical Professions
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

South Dakota Professional Engineer License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation: Board of Technical Professions
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

Each drawing, report, or document that is signed and sealed using a digital signature shall have an electronic authentication process attached to or logically associated with the electronic document. The licensee's use of a digital signature is optional and, if used, shall be:

  1. Unique to the licensee;
  2. Capable of verification;
  3. Under the sole control of the licensee using it; and
  4. Linked to a document in such a manner that the digital signature is invalidated if any data in the document is changed.

A digital signature that uses a process approved by the board is presumed to meet the criteria provided in this section. Any hard copy printed from the transmitted electronic file shall bear the facsimile of the signature and seal and shall be a confirmation that the electronic file was not altered after the initial digital signing of the file. Any alterations to the file shall cause the facsimile of the signature to be voided.

SDCL § 36-18A-45.1

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

Any licensed professional engineer, architect, land surveyor, and landscape architect shall use an appropriate seal. The seal shall contain the following information:

  1. The name, South Dakota;
  2. Licensee's name;
  3. License number; and
  4. The appropriate title or combination of titles: Professional Engineer, Architect, Land Surveyor, Landscape Architect.

The seal shall be legible and shall have an outer circle with a diameter measuring at least one inch and no greater than two inches and an inner circle with a diameter measuring five-eighths of the diameter of the outer circle. Titles may be prefixed with the words, Licensed or Registered. The seal may be an embossed seal, a rubber stamp, a computer-generated seal, or other facsimile found acceptable to the board. The licensee's signature and the date shall be adjacent to or across the seal. Petroleum release assessors and remediators, or interns, may not use a seal.

SDCL § 36-18A-44

Fact Checked:5/13/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:5/20/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:5/20/21

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