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.
How do I start the application process for licensure?
Supervision by a South Dakota licensed MD/DO is required at all times under SDCL §36-4A.
To qualify for renewal of a license upon its expiration as prescribed in SDCL chapter 36-4A-32, an applicant for renewal must complete at least 30 hours of continuing education annually or maintain current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).