South Dakota Engineering License

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Licensing requirements for South Dakota engineers and firms.

This page provides an overview of engineering licensing in South Dakota for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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South Dakota Engineering Company Licenses

South Dakota Certificate of Authorization

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

SD CL § 36-18A-1

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$100

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

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.

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.

Individual Licenses

South Dakota Individual Engineering Licenses

South Dakota Engineer Intern Certificate

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

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Not required



Intern enrollment certificates do not expire.

South Dakota Professional Engineer License

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

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Design Firm - Engineering firm registration is sometimes grouped with architecture and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.

EI (Engineering Intern) - A term also used to describe an Engineer in Training.

EIT (Engineer in Training) - A professional designation granted upon having completed at least 3 years of school at an ABET-accredited university and having passed the FE exam.

FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) - An exam testing on basic engineering principles that is required to become an engineer in training.

PE (Professional Engineer or 'Principles and Practice in Engineering') - Means either Professional Engineer or refers to the Principles and Practice in Engineering exam that is a prerequisite for an engineering license.

Reciprocity - When a licensed engineer in one state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Engineering, architecture, and land surveying advocacy group.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Organization that provides continuing education, professional conferences, and advocacy efforts to the civil engineering community.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Mechanical engineering organization that focuses on education and professional development.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
Reviews accreditation requirements and makes final decisions regarding the accreditation process.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
NSPE is an advocacy group for professional engineers.

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