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: sdbtp@state.sd.us

TO DETERMINE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO TAKE
THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING

Education

Experience

Total

ABET* Engineering MS or PhD Degree

5

3

8

ABET* Engineering BS Degree

4

4

8

ABET* Technical Engineering BS Degree

4

5

9

                *ABET is the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

Applicants must have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) and been approved by the South Dakota Board. Experience must be under the supervision of licensed professional engineers.

Deadlines for all items listed below must be in our office before January 1 and July 1.

APPLICATION OPTIONS
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1. Download a printable application. Please print or type. Pay by check or credit card authorization.

OR

2. Complete the interactive online application. You will need a user ID and password. Pay by credit card online, mail a check, or fax/mail a credit card authorization form.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Application Fee is $100. Check payable to "SD Board of Technical Professions".
2. On page 3 list your experience up to 10 job experiences. Non-internship work listed, such as "McDonalds", does not require the name of your supervisor.
3. Complete the online open-book Take Home Exam over South Dakota laws.
4. Make 5 photocopies of the Confidential Exam Reference Form, complete your portion and mail to all licensed professional engineers who supervised your work. If you have not worked under 5 professional engineers, list other professional engineers with whom you are associated and are familiar with your work. Two of the references can be character references. We must have at least five (5) references. Include stamped envelopes addressed to this office for the reference to mail back to this office.
5. Request an official transcript from the school where you received your degree. Mail the transcript to the board office.

      6. Complete your portion and mail the State License Verification Form to the state where you passed the Fundamentals of
      Engineering (FE) with a stamped envelope addressed to this office. This is not necessary if you passed the FE in South Dakota.

All references and verifications must be mailed directly to us by the appropriate persons.

The board office will notify you by writing within 5 weeks after the application deadline.  If approved, you will get an approval letter from the Board to take the exam with further instructions on how to sign up. The exam fee is separate from the application fee.

All Changes in address should be mailed to this office or emailed to sdbtp@state.sd.us.
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