Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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South Dakota Board of Technical Professions

Business Licenses

Business Certificate of Authorization

Any business entity which offers and provides these professional services on projects located in South Dakota must obtain a certificate of authorization from the Board. A business entity is defined in the Blue Book (covering South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 36-18A-1(8)). For pertinent laws concerning business entities and certificates of authorization, see the Blue Book(covering SDCL 36-18A-48 through 36-18A-53). Any licensee who offers and provides these professional services on projects located in South Dakota must be included under a business certificate of authorization, unless said licensee is employed by an exempt entity. In order to obtain a certificate of authorization, the business entity must employ one or more professionals licensed in South Dakota in the same field of practice. The following forms are pertinent to obtaining and renewing a business certificate of authorization.

Business Application (completed online)

Business Reinstatement Application (completed online)

Renewals - Please see our License Renewal web page for applications and forms needed for the renewal process.

Certificate of Authorization from Secretary of State Also Required!

In addition to the certificate of authorization from the Board of Technical Professions, any business entity which offers and provides professional services located in South Dakota should contact the Secretary of State office to inquire if a certificate of authorization is required through that office also.

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