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Do you need to provide your employer with verification of licensure?
Are you an employer needing to verify employees' licensure?

Use the Online Verification Process!

You will need:

  • Licensee's First and Last Names as they appear on the license OR
  • Licensee's Social Security Number OR
  • License Number


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To renew your license or apply for licensure online, you must be a registered user on the site and be logged in.

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Please submit your renewal information well in advance of your expiration date to avoid lapsing of your license. It is illegal to practice nursing in this state without a valid license. All forms and fees must be submitted on or before your expiration date to avoid lapsing. If you choose to submit paper forms, they can be downloaded at the South Dakota Board of Nursing website.

Online Renewal Process

  • You can renew your license up to 90 days prior to your license expiration date.
  • If you are currently under, or have a history of, disciplinary action you will not be able to renew online. You are required to submit a paper renewal form to the Board.
  • You can update your address during your renewal process
  • To renew your license(s) online, please have the following information available:
    • Employment/volunteer hours and addresses
    • Advance Practice licenses may require information about your collaborative agreement
    • Form of payment
      • Mastercard, VISA

License Statuses

The South Dakota Board of Nursing Online System will allow renewals of Active and Inactive license statuses only. To view additional information on other license statuses, please see the FAQ.

  • Active – An individual must hold a license in “Active” status to practice in the State of South Dakota
  • Inactive – An individual cannot practice in the state of South Dakota with an Inactive License. Individuals who have not completed the licensing requirements will have the option to place their license on inactive status.

Renewal Fees

  • Registered Nurse (RN) - $90
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - $90
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) - $70
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) - $70
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) - $70
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - $70
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) - No renewal fee

Contact Information

South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 S. Louise Avenue, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115
Phone: (605) 362-2760
Fax: (605) 362-2768


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