SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF TECHNICAL PROFESSIONS
 2040 W Main Street, Suite 304, Rapid City, SD 57702-2447
 Phone: 605-394-2510      Fax: 605-394-2509
 Email: sdbtpRenewals@state.sd.us

RENEWAL INSTRUCTIONS INDIVIDUALS      

A license expires two years after the date of issuance and becomes invalid on that date unless renewed by that date. Any professional engineer, architect, land surveyor, landscape architect, or petroleum release assessor or remediator licensed who desires to continue to practice or offer to practice the licensee's profession shall:

(1) Complete the renewal notice form and pay the renewal fee; and

(2) Successfully complete all continuing professional development requirements established by the board; and

(3) Complete the South Dakota Professional Development Hours Log OR submit a log/form showing that you have met the continuing education requirements of your state of residency; and

(4) Indicate the business/company that they work for.

The renewal notice is sent to the last known address of the licensee at least one month in advance of the date of expiration of the license. A licensee shall notify the board of any address changes.

The board may decline to renew a license if an applicant has not completed continuing professional development requirements. A license for a two-year period shall be issued upon completion of the requirements.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS (PDH) QUALIFYING ACTIVITIES – Any licensed person must obtain 30 PDH during the two years preceding renewal to meet the continuing professional development requirements as a condition for license renewal. At least 20 PDH must be in technical subjects that directly safeguard the public’s life, health, safety, and welfare. The board may accept a maximum of 10 PDH in professional management subjects such as total quality process, computer courses, or ethics. You can find more information about PDH qualifying activities at our website.

COMITY/OUT-OF-JURISDICTION RESIDENT CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS (PDH) - Any licensed person shall certify to being licensed in and to meeting the continuing education requirements of his or her state of residency which must include mandatory continuing education requirements.  The licensee must have met the requirements in the other state within 13 months immediately preceding renewal in this state.

CARRYOVERS - Up to 15 hours above the 30 hours required for a biennium may be credited toward the requirements for the next biennium.

PDH LOG – You MUST submit a South Dakota Professional Development Hours (PDH) log at the time of renewal.  Out-of-jurisdiction residents MUST submit a log/form showing that you have met the continuing education requirements of your state of residency.

All activities must be relevant to your practice.  DO NOT send documentation of these activities.  Documentation will be requested if you are selected for an audit.

AUDITS OF PDH – Audits will be made by the Board periodically after renewals are submitted to ensure compliance with requirements. If your name is selected for audit, you will be contacted. Each licensee selected for audit shall respond with detailed information and documentation about the PDH activities claimed. Failure to respond within 45 days of an audit notification may result in disciplinary action. Falsification of documentation is grounds for disciplinary action. All records of attendance and completion of PDH credits should be maintained for three years for audit purposes.

RENEWAL NOTICE FORM - Your name, address, alternate address, phone numbers and email address are printed on the renewal form. Please make any corrections or additions to this form.

You will receive a wall certificate with the new 2-year expiration date and a receipt for the renewal fee. As public information, your name, profession, license number, mailing address and work phone number will be available in the Roster located at our Internet site.

ACTIVE STATUS - $80.00 You have met South Dakota’s continuing professional development requirements of 30 PDH's during the previous two years.

ACTIVE STATUS - $80.00 You are a resident of another state other than South Dakota and shall certify to being licensed in and to meeting the continuing education requirements of his or her state of residency which must include mandatory continuing education requirements.  The licensee must have met the requirements in the other state within 13 months immediately preceding renewal in this state.

INACTIVE STATUS - $40.00 Any licensed person may request that the person's license be placed on inactive status. You may not practice, offer to practice, or use any title to imply licensure. You are exempt from the continuing education requirements. Your records will be maintained for two years. You will receive a renewal notice in two years to continue inactive status.

REACTIVATE FROM INACTIVE STATUS - $80.00 If you wish to reactivate from inactive status you will be required to: Complete a reactivation application; pay the reactivation fee of $80 (this is in addition to the $40 already paid for inactive status); complete the open-book take home exam over South Dakota state laws, and complete a business application if the business is not currently active with our office.

RETIRED STATUS - $10.00 Any licensed person may request that the person's license be placed on retired status. You may not practice, offer to practice, or use any title to imply licensure. You are exempt from the continuing education requirements. Your records will be maintained for two years. You will receive a renewal notice in two years to continue retired status. You must also meet the following criteria: Have not at any time had a professional license revoked in any state; has been licensed in South Dakota for 10 consecutive years.

EXEMPTION FROM PDH STATUS - $80.00 Any licensed person may qualify for PDH exemption based on the following criteria: temporary active duty in U.S. Military Service; and those who have experienced a serious illness. You will be required to send supporting documentation.

DISCIPLINED – If you have been disciplined in another state/jurisdiction you will be required to submit documentation.

 

REINSTATE A LAPSED LICENSE - $180.00 If you wish to reinstate a lapsed license within three years after your license date of expiration you will be required to: Complete a reinstatement application; pay the reinstatement fee of $180 (this is $80 for the renewal & $100 late penalty fee); complete 30 hours of continuing education during the previous two (2 years from the date of the reinstatement; complete a PDH log, complete the open-book take home exam over South Dakota state laws, and complete a business application if the business is not currently active with our office. If a person fails to reinstate an expired license within the three years after the date of expiration, all relevant files shall be destroyed. A person requesting licensure after three years shall submit an application for a new license. This person shall retain their original license number.

 

Mail the Renewal Notice form OR complete the Renewal Notice Form on-line.

Pay the renewal fee by check or provide a VISA or MC credit card.

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12/14/2011

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