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.
20:64:04:01. Continuing competency requirements. To qualify for renewal of a license upon its expiration as prescribed in SDCL 36-31-11, an applicant for renewal must complete 12 continuing competency points in a one-year period in professional education activities updating competency in occupational therapy and practice.
20:64:04:04. Waiver of continuing competency requirements. The board may excuse an applicant from the annual continuing competency requirements if the applicant submits an affidavit to the board that the applicant was prevented from completing the requirements because of illness or undue hardship.
If your OT educational program included Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs), nothing further is needed to utilize PAMs in your South Dakota practice. If PAMs was not part of your educational program, you will need to request approval to utilize PAMs in your South Dakota practice. To request the PAMs Certification Application, please contact the Board office at firstname.lastname@example.org.